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Deeper Thoughts

Why Are We So Fearful of Change? — November 2, 2021

We recently hosted Wes Williams, an attorney and leading expert on cryptocurrency and blockchain, on LLL. The conversation was fascinating—you should check it out if you get the chance.

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Lending Leaders

Sorry Blockchain, Title Isn’t Going Anywhere with Wes Williams

We recently visited with cryptocurrency and blockchain expert, Wes Williams, attorney at RELAW, APC. Wes also has roots in the title and real estate industry, so we talked a bit about where, if and how blockchain could eventually fit in our space.

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Deeper Thoughts

A Moment of Reflection — October 26, 2021

We’ve gotten a lot of great news here at LodeStar recently. Some of it we’ll share soon. But for starters, we’ve just learned that, for the second straight year, we’re a member of the Philadelphia100®. You may recall that this list is comprised of the 100 fastest growing, privately held businesses in the greater Philadelphia region.

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Lending Leaders

The Importance of Personal Brand with Josh Pitts

We recently had a return visit with the dynamic Josh Pitts, CEO or S.H.R.E.D. (Show up. Hustle. Repeat. Every Day!) The next 30 minutes were, as always, a great combination of high energy and compelling conversation—as is always the case when it comes to Josh!

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Loan Estimate Challenges

New York’s Biggest LE Challenges

Many users of LodeStar’s closing cost calculator use it in most or all of the states they do business. However, it’s telling to note that, of all of our single-state users—title companies that prefer to do their LEs and closing cost estimates by hand—the vast majority use it for the state of New York.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Maryland’s Biggest LE Challenges

When it comes to preparing a TRID Loan Estimate (LE) there might not be a trickier state for your transaction than Maryland, with its myriad of wrinkles and various, differing taxes and requirements.

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Deeper Thoughts

A Few Thoughts on Community — October 19, 2021

By now, you probably know that LodeStar has launched our new website and, with it, rounded out our mission statement. That’s built upon what we call “The Three C’s:” Clarity, Connectivity and Community.

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Lending Leaders

Facilitating the American Dream with Dan Smith

We recently visited with Dan Smith, VP of Sales for one of LodeStar’s partners, Lending Pad. Like many, Dan joined the mortgage industry almost by accident. However, he has thrived—especially in mortgage technology, in the 20+ years since.

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Deeper Thoughts

Some Interesting Numbers to Consider — October 12, 2021

This week, we’re going to deviate from our typical conversation and offer up our own version of a mortgage trends report! However, it’s a topic that could become increasingly important, even though few are discussing it—yet.

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