If we had our way, most of us would have a magic wand waved and experience another $4 trillion market. But that’s not reality. The biggest issue facing our industry at the moment is the fear of inevitable change.
Meet Horace and Octavia, two loan officers whose mortgage lending workflows are very, very different. Turns out leveraging effective technology makes a huge difference in the mortgage origination process…
For this week’s Lending Leaders, Alayna had an opportunity to talk with Jemila Stewart, Director of Partner Business Development at one of LodeStar’s favorite partners, MeridianLink. Contra our usual format, Alayna and Jemila were able to speak together live at the MeridianLink LIVE! 2022 User Forum.
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.
With 254 counties, Texas offers numerous opportunities for tax or fee variability, and thus, its fair share of 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.
Perhaps Georgia’s most notable feature (in terms of LE challenges) is that it’s part of the class of so-called “attorney states.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read our CEO Jim Paolino’s Deeper Thoughts and get the latest mortgage industry news.