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LodeStar curates a variety of content through our Lending Lenders
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Deeper Thoughts

Are We Finally Moving Past the Dreaded “Tech Silo”?

Some of the technologies designed (or altered) to manage the operational changes mandated by TRID didn’t really integrate or co-exist with some of the best and most widely used platforms in the industry. As a result, we started reading about and hearing about “silos.”

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Lending Leaders

How to Survive Conference Season with Sabrina Park

LLL was delighted to sit down with Sabrina Park, Head of Digital Creative Strategy at BeSmartee, one of our amazing partners. Sabrina is an inspiration to us here at LodeStar, and we were grateful for the opportunity to sit down and talk with her about BeSmartee, spring conference season, and the joys of learning new things and meeting new people.

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Deeper Thoughts

Thinning Margins? Scattershot Tech Won’t Help.

Thinning margins call for more than just haphazard automation. The mortgage industry needs connectivity among its professionals and providers.

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Lending Leaders

One Fee Expert to Rule Them All with Ron Carvalho

It’s always a pleasure when we get to talk with LodeStar’s own Director of Data Operations, Ron Carvalho. Ron’s team manages LodeStar’s fee database with a rare, contagious passion. Ron loves math, and we love picking his brain about closing fees, database management, and the joys of making the perfect spreadsheet.

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Deeper Thoughts

The Virtues of Investing in New, Underserved Markets

We spent 2020 and 2021 focused on things like volume, capacity and turn-time, since the vast majority of mortgages being made were basic refinance loans. But now we’re going to have a more diverse array of products being marketed as lenders vie for position.

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Deeper Thoughts

LodeStar Celebrates International Women’s Day

Far more than we’ve ever seen before, especially on social media platforms, mortgage-related businesses celebrated their professional women and shared their gratitude. IWD was actually a thing this year.

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Lending Leaders

The State of Marketing in the Mortgage Industry with Brian Rieger

Longtime friend of LodeStar, Brian Rieger, discusses marketing trends, the purchase market, and how to publish meaningful content.

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Lending Leaders

Looking Forward to Encompass Experience 2022

LodeStar’s newest salespeople, Wendy and Isaac are headed to Las Vegas for the 2022 ICE Mortgage Technology Encompass Experience Conference next week, and they couldn’t be more excited!

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