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

Are Lenders Ready for the Modern Borrower?

We talk often here about the mortgage lending industry putting more emphasis on the borrower/consumer experience, and using better or more technology to support that. Well now, as the market begins to change a bit, the ability to do that could very well help lenders find success in spite of change. In fact, they’ll find success because of change, and their ability to embrace it.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Texas’s Biggest LE Challenges

With 254 counties, Texas offers numerous opportunities for tax or fee variability, and thus, its fair share of LE challenges.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Arizona’s Biggest LE Challenges

While much of its real estate transactional volume takes place in Maricopa County, the state of Arizona does offer one occasional challenge in the assembling of the LE.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Georgia’s Biggest LE Challenges

Perhaps Georgia’s most notable feature (in terms of LE challenges) is that it’s part of the class of so-called “attorney states.”

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Pennsylvania’s Biggest LE Challenges

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania holds a special place in our hearts, since it’s where LodeStar calls home. Pennsylvania does offer a handful of challenges for those assembling Loan Estimates for transactions occurring there. 

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Lending Leaders

How Technology Helps Meet Community Needs with Windy Lafond

LLL recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Windy Lafond, CEO and Founder of Genie Notary Inc. During the pre-podcast prep conversation, Jim and Windy were delighted to discover they have a ton in common. We were eager to hear Windy’s incredible story and pick her brain about all things notarization.

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Lending Leaders

Fostering Collaboration Throughout the Mortgage Process with Roy George

LLL recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Roy George, Managing Partner at MOR Lending. Roy was eager to share some recent changes and what he’s learned along the way.

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Lending Leaders

The Virtues of Slow, Controlled Growth with Kevin Peranio

LLL recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Kevin Peranio, Chief Lending Officer at PRMG, Inc. Kevin has been in the industry for a long time and is no stranger to rises in falls in volume. He shared some of his wisdom about how to endure in changing markets, and how to build a business designed for the long haul.

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Deeper Thoughts

We Have an Encompass Admin On Staff!

We recently announced that LodeStar’s own client superstar, Kelsey Wright (our Director, Customer Operations) completed a certification class with our partner ICE Mortgage Technology. The result is that Kelsey is now a certified Encompass Administrator.

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