• How a Russian Immigrant with 17 cents in his
    pocket became one of the top mortgage
    bankers of all time.
  • "This inspiring book not only tells an
    exciting tale of success and achievement,
    it also gives you the tools and strategies
    you need to achieve all your goals."
    Brian Tracy, Author
  • "This is much more than a great rags-to-riches
    story" Matthew Roslin, Flagstar Bank
  • "Dan’s book is a must read. Dan's stories
    will motivate you to overcome adversity."
    Barry Habib, Founder of Mortgage Market Guide
  • "Dan Milstein’s journey from Kiev to where
    he is today is a remarkable story."
    John W. Barfield, Founder Bartech Group
  • "The ABC of Sales" is a terrific book about
    what makes America great. A must read."
    Joseph Campanelli, CEO and Chairman,
    Flagstar Bank
  • "Dan’s book is a treasure chest of
    information and is an inspiration to me
    and should be to others as well."
    Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings # 1
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Press Releases
August 26, 2013
Mortgage Technology Magazine selects Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, Corporation as a Top Tech-Savvy Lender for 2013

Mortgage Technology Magazine selects Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, Corporation as a Top Tech-Savvy Lender for 2013 August 26, 2013 (Ann Arbor, MI) Mortgage Technology Magazine (https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com) has selected Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, Corporation, one of the nation’s premier mortgage bankers headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a oldstarTop Tech-Savvy Lender for 2013. Gold […]


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August 26, 2013
Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, Corporation make Inc. Magazine’s 2013 500/5000 List of Fast-growing Private Companies in America

Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, Corporation makes Inc. Magazine’s 2013 500|5000 List of Fastest-growing Private Companies in America August 20, 2013 (Ann Arbor, MI) Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, Corporation, one of the nation’s premier mortgage bankers headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has earned the distinct honor of being named to the Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 […]


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June 21, 2013
Ann Arbor author’s book, ’17 Cents and a Dream,’ wins an award

Ann Arbor author’s book, ’17 Cents and a Dream,’ wins an award By JENN MCKEE Entertainment Reporter Comment Now Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services1 Posted on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 12:05 p.m.   The book “17 Cents and a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the U.S.S.R. to Living the American Dream,” […]


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June 21, 2013
’17 Cents and a Dream’ Author on ‘Celebrate Michigan’ Friday, May 24 @ 6:30 am on TV 20 Detroit

http://www.expertclick.com/NRWire/Releasedetails.aspx?id=44377 ‘17 Cents and a Dream’ Author on ‘Celebrate Michigan’ Friday, May 24 @ 6:30am on TV 20 Detroit Detroit, MI Thursday, May 23, 2013 17 Cents and a Dream ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s list of the best-selling Kindle eBooks in the Business & Entrepreneurship category Video Clip: Click to Watch Daniel Milstein, author of […]


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February 27, 2013
Grosse Pointe Native Opens New Full-Service Mortgage Office In Grosse Pointe

GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN – C. Brink Cawley, a leading mortgage loan originator in Michigan, is returning to his hometown of Grosse Pointe to open and manage a branch office of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group (www.GoldStarFinancial.com). Gold Star is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States and is listed on the Inc. 500. […]


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February 12, 2013
Sales Of Michigan CEO’s ’17 Cents And A Dream’ Surge On Amazon

Ann Arbor, MI- Sales of “17 Cents and a Dream” surged during its first week of availability last week ranking Number 1 on the Amazon list of best-sellers. 17 Cents and a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the U.S.S.R. to Living the American Dream is Daniel Milstein’s gripping story about how his mother, father and […]


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November 28, 2012
Dan Milstein Inducted By Academy of Best-Selling Authors for ABC of Sales

Dan Milstein Inducted By Academy of Best-Selling Authors for ABC of Sales Ann Arbor, MI – Dan Milstein has been inducted into the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors for his book The ABC of Sales. The academy was founded to honor authors such as Milstein who have achieved best-selling status for their literary works. According […]


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November 20, 2012
Gold Star Named Top Workplace in Michigan Fourth Year By Free Press

Ann Arbor, MI – Gold Star Mortgage Finance Group for the fourth time has been named a Top Workplace in Michigan for 2012.The Detroit Free Press selected this year’s Top Workplaces in Michigan after conducting a survey of 237 Michigan companies and organizations employing 159,134 people. In selecting its Top 100 Workplaces the Free Press […]


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November 7, 2012
Ann Arbor Author and CEO featured at Jewish Book Festival Luncheon Nov. 12

Ann Arbor, MI –Gold Star Mortgage Finance Group for the fourth time has been named aTop Workplace in Michigan for 2012. The Detroit Free Press selected this year’s Top Workplaces in Michigan after conducting a survey of 237 Michigan companies and organizations employing 159,134 people. In selecting its Top 100 Workplaces the Free Press examines […]


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August 30, 2012
What Apple Keeps Secret This Super Salesman Shares With All In Top Selling Book

  ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – The unauthorized release this week of Apple Corporation’s previously secret sales and employee training manual has created quite a buzz in the business world, especially amongst sales professionals. “The Genius Training Student Workbook” includes sales coaching and top sales secrets that have helped propel Apple Corporation past Microsoft as the […]


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June 27, 2012
INC. 500 Mortgage Company Doubles HQ and Staff to Keep Pace With Rapid Growth

 INC. 500 Mortgage Company Doubles HQ and Staff to Keep Pace With Rapid Growth Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, one of the fastest growing companies in the United States and listed on the Inc. 500, announced this week that it plans to double its headquarters staff and move into larger facilities in Ann Arbor, Michigan […]


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June 11, 2012
The ABC of Sales’ Honored Twice At New York Book Festivals

The ABC of Sales’ Honored Twice At New York  Book Festivals NEW YORK — Dan Milstein’s The ABC of Sales, has earned honors twice this month at separate New York book festivals.  Milstein was named Runner-Up in the “Business Category” of the 2012 Beach Book Festival in New York (www.beachbookfestival.com) and  earned an honorable mention in […]


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May 29, 2012
ABC of Sales Blasts Into Outer Space

Best Selling Book Blasts Into Outer Space With Star Trek Dignataries As Passangers    CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS — Dan Milstein’s new book, The ABC of Sales, has propelled upward in top sales in recent months but topped that success in May when it was blasted into outer space. Milstein’s bestselling book, accompanied by Star Trek’s finest, entered outer […]


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May 22, 2012
Ann Arbor CEO and Author Earns Honorary Doctorate From Cleary University

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – Dan Milstein, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group in Ann Arbor and author of the bestselling book The ABC of Sales will receive an honorary doctorate degree in Business Science from Cleary University.   Milstein will also present the keynote address at Cleary University’s June 2, 2012 commencement to […]


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May 10, 2012
Establishing and Enhancing Your Relationships. Article for National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Establishing and Enhancing Your Relationships By Dan Milstein  Developing long-term, effective relationships with customers, prospects, strategic partners and others should be a primary goal for all loan originators.Many originators place a high priority on this critical part of building their business, while others tend to forget. Of course, it is an ongoing process and all […]


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April 13, 2012
The New Age of Leadership Article for National Mortgage Professional Magazine

The New Age of LeadershipBy Dan MilsteinAs the mortgage lending industry continues to stabilize and regain its stature as a well respected profession, leadership is an especially timely topicDuring the last few years, we have witnessed a serious exodus of mortgage industry leaders, as their firms imploded or otherwise suffered or key executives switched careers. […]


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April 2, 2012
‘The ABC of Sales’ Reaches Elite Sales Mark – Also Tops on Amazon

‘The ABC of Sales’ Reaches Elite Sales Mark – Also Tops on AmazonPR NewswireANN ARBOR, Mich., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dan Milstein’s new book, The ABC of Sales, has already reached and surpassed the 10,000 book sales mark… in March 2012 alone.At the same time that The ABC of Sales recorded its 10,000th sale […]


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March 28, 2012
National Mortgage Leader Offers 9 Tips For First-Time Buyers

PRWeb is pleased to report the press release titled, National Mortgage Leader Offers 9 Tips For First-Time Buyers, was successfully distributed via our Online Visibility Engine on March 28, 2012 and is now available at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9337340.htm


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March 9, 2012
“I learned what to do and what not to do by working with and watching managers I had throughout my life.”

 http://www.mo.com/Daniel-Milstein-Gold-Star-Financial Daniel Milstein, is an entrepreneur and successful loan officer residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. He is the CEO of Gold Star Financial, which is one of Inc. magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies. Daniel has been honored by numerous publications including the Scotsman Guide, in which he was ranked the No. 1 Loan […]


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February 29, 2012
The ABC of Sales Earns 1st Place At DIY/Los Angeles Book Festival

The ABC of Sales’ Earns 1st Place At DIY Book Festival LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Dan Milstein’s new book, The ABC of Sales, has been selected the first place winner in the General Non-Fiction category of the DIY Book Festival, Los Angeles.As a first place honoree, Milstein has been invited to an awards ceremony on […]


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February 24, 2012
Dan Milstein to appear on “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime Network Morning Show

Super Salesman to Appear on “The Balancing Act” on LifeTime Network Morning Show  LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Super Salesman and acclaimed author Dan Milstein will be sharing some of his secrets on how to achieve greatness in sales to a national audience Wednesday morning with a personal appearance on the Lifetime Network.Milstein, CEO of Gold […]


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January 14, 2012
The ABC of Sales, among the winning books honored at the 2011 New England Book Festival

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Dan Milstein’s new book, The ABC of Sales, was among the winning entries honored at the 2011 New England Book Festival (www.newenglandbookfestival.com). As an honorable mention recipient, Milstein has been invited to an awards ceremony on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in the Omni Parker House in Boston, Massachusetts. In his book, The […]


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January 4, 2012
65+ New Years Resolutions for 2012 by Carol Roth

Tip #50 by Daniel Milstein 50. Answer Your Phone! Be There! Selling isn’t a 9 to 5 job, but is an all encompassing job where you must be available 24/7/365. High accessibility is the key component of business relationships. Being available to clients in the evening and on weekends shows your utmost commitment. Resolve to […]


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December 8, 2011
Hoovers Publication

  Hoovers online a Dun & Bradstreet Company publication   1)     Prospecting (building a list of qualified leads) When building a prospect list seek out niche markets by researching trends, evaluating whom you and your competition have reached out to in the past. Concentrate on niche markets that are the most profitable, and avoid over-exposed markets. […]


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December 5, 2011
7 New Year’s Resolutions for Super Sales Success in 2012

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Super Sales Success in 2012 By Dan MilsteinWhen deciding on New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 why not take the leap and resolve to rise to become a Super Sales Star. For those who desire sales success and for those who aspire to sales greatness in 2012 I offer these 7 […]


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November 23, 2011
Letter to Employees – Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear all,  I consider it an honor and a privilege to come to work every day along with the most dedicated and professional individuals in the mortgage industry. This is an extraordinary time to be at Gold Star, and it’s all made possible by your incredible efforts. This time of year we all give thanks for […]


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November 13, 2011
Gold Star is a Top Michigan Workplace for 3rd consecutive Year

Dear All,  I am pleased to announce that this Sunday (11/13/2011), for the third consecutive year, the Detroit Free Press will recognize Gold Star Mortgage as a Top Work Place in Michigan. Thanks to all our employees’ commitment to Gold Star, we have been able to keep this honor while still accommodating the needs of our borrowers […]


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November 8, 2011
Daniel Milstein Takes On Mortgage Banking…And Wins!

in From The Orb > Person Of The Week by Phil Hall on Tuesday 08 November 2011 PERSON OF THE WEEK: Daniel Milstein was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and immigrated with his family to the U.S. when he was 16. When his five-member family arrived, they had only $375 and initially lived on food stamps […]


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October 24, 2011
Job Seekers Must Sell Themselves Because No One Else Will

By Dan Milstein Job seekers in today’s economy face a daunting challenge unlike any other in their lives because competition for each available job is so intense that only the most dedicated and skilled seekers catch the attention of employers. For most new jobs there are 30-50 or more applicants and only a few will […]


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October 11, 2011
Published in US Daily Review. Ten Commandments For Sales Success by Daniel Milstein

Ten Commandments For Sales Success By Dan MilsteinWhen it comes to sales there is a core group of “best practices” which, when followed closely, results in success. Many sales professionals sometimes fail to follow the right path but instead follow shortcuts to achieving financial rewards. There are many sales persons, however, who do not merely […]


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September 29, 2011
Thank you so much for visiting with KBMW radio.

Thank you so much for visiting with Rollie and I today on KBMW radio. Looking forward to visiting with you again in the future. One of the things that struck both Rollie and I is how incredibly grateful that you are and not taking anything for granted. Again, thanks for your time. Best of luck […]


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September 9, 2011
What do Dan Milstein of Gold Star Financial, Bill Gross of PIMCO, Mark Fuhrman, former President Clinton have in common?

What do Dan Milstein of Gold Star Financial, Bill Gross of PIMCO, Mark Fuhrman, General Al Haig, Alan Dershowitz, Art Garfunkel, former President Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers, Joe Gannascoli (‘Vito’ on the Sopranos), Issac Hayes, political analyst Dick Morris, Ray Manzarek of the Doors and actress Tovah Feldshuh have in common?They have all […]


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August 22, 2011
The ABCs of Sales Earns Credos From Prestigious Kirkus Literary Reviewers

The ABCs of Sales Earns Credos From Prestigious Kirkus Literary Reviewers ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – Daniel Milstein, CEO, sales superstar and author, is pleased that the prestigious Kirkus Reviews has chosen his book – The ABC of Sales – to review and gave it high marks. “I was pleased that Kirkus Reviews chose to take […]


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July 19, 2011
Billion Dollar Sales Expert Shares Secrets on How to Become a Sales Superstar

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Daniel Milstein, CEO of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, shares the secrets to his success in the newly-released book, The ABC of Sales. Aspiring sales superstars will find several valuable reasons to read and study Milstein’s power-packed book: The author is ranked as the Number One loan officer […]


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June 1, 2011
Corp Magazine – Gold Star won Michigan’s economic bright spot award

In a business sector that has lost more than half of its workforce in recent years — with about 350 banks and lenders closing — Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group of Ann Arbor has grown more than 700 percent since 2005. Gold Star’s growth exceeds the financial industry’s median growth rate of 128.6 percent by […]


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May 23, 2011
Nation’s Leading Mortgage Originator Tells How To Become a Sales Superstar

Brian Tracy, one of the most renowned sales trainers ever says, “This inspiring book not only tells an exciting tale of success and achievement, it also gives you the tools and strategies you need to achieve all your goals.” Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Daniel and his family relocated to the United States after the Chernobyl […]


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April 13, 2011
Daniel Milstein Ranked Top Originator In U.S.

Daniel Milstein Ranked Top Originator In U.S. Daniel Milstein, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, was recently ranked the top loan originator in the United States, according to a lending industry survey. ANN ARBOR, MI, April 15, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — Daniel Milstein of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group has been ranked the #1 loan originator in […]


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April 1, 2011
Scottsman Guide – Interview with Daniel Milstein, #1 Loan Officer in USA

Q&A: Daniel Milstein, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group CEO Darrick Meneken As published in Scotsman Guide’s Residential Edition, April 2011. Once a political refugee with 17 cents and one suitcase to his name, Daniel Milstein now stands atop Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators list for the second consecutive year. The high-paced CEO of Gold Star Mortgage Financial […]


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February 3, 2011
Ann Arbor News Interview: Daniel Milstein defies mortgage market trends

Column: Joe Marr Interview: Daniel Milstein of Gold Star Financial defies mortgage market trends     Based on the common wisdom about the state of mortgages in the U.S., you might think all mortgage companies are on the brink of going out of business. Daniel Milstein, the 30-something CEO of Gold Star Financial has taken […]


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November 15, 2010
GOLD STAR MORTGAGE NAMED TOP WORKPLACE IN MICHIGAN FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

GOLD STAR MORTGAGE NAMED TOP WORKPLACE IN MICHIGAN FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR Ann Arbor, Michigan – Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Michigan’s Top Workplaces of 2010 by the Detroit Free Press. This is the second consecutive year that Gold Star has received this […]


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October 10, 2010
Detroit News/Free Press Open Letter From The President

Gold Star Mortgage 10th Birthday ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 18, 2010 — Today is a special occasion for Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group—our 10th anniversary. We could not have achieved this significant milestone without you—our dedicated employees, supportive business partners and many loyal customers. Since assisting our first customers in October 2000, Gold Star […]


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September 7, 2010
Gold Star CEO Daniel Milstein Named to DBusiness 30 In Their Thirties List

About Gold Star Composed of four divisions (mortgage lending, insurance sales, financial planning, and credit repair), Gold Star lays claim to a first-rate reputation as a full service, cutting-edge, national firm. The mortgage lending division, both the largest and oldest part of Gold Star, has originated billions of dollars in loans throughout its storied history […]


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August 4, 2010
Daniel Milstein is Ranked the #1 Loan Originator in the USA

Daniel Milstein is Ranked the #1 Loan Originator in the USA Daniel Milstein of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group has been ranked the #1 loan originator in the United States, according to the Scotsman Guide Top Originator’s 2009 List. Milstein’s ranking is based on the volume of loans he closed in 2009. “I’m proud to be […]


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June 3, 2010
Daniel Milstein is Ranked #1 Loan Officer in USA 2009

Daniel Milstein, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group #1: 2009 Top Overall Volume > Closed-Loans Rank: #2 > Purchase-Volume Rank: #1 Top Originators rankings | Daniel Milstein ranks No. 1 on Scotsman Guide‘s Top Originators 2009 list by volume with $374.1 million. He also closed 1,049 loans, averaging more than $350,000 for each. To achieve the […]


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May 10, 2010
Daniel Milstein of Gold Star Mortgage Elected to Cleary University Board of Trustees

Daniel Milstein of Gold Star Mortgage Elected to Cleary University Board of Trustees ANN ARBOR, MI, March 12, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Effective January 1, 2010 Daniel Milstein, founder and CEO of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, joined Cleary University for a three-year term on their Board of Trustees. `I am honored to serve on the […]


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May 10, 2010
Detroit News Free Press – Gold Star Mortgage Financial doubling offices, hiring in downturn

Gold Star Mortgage Financial doubling offices, hiring in downturn While the mortgage industry experiences its toughest times in decades, Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group of Ann Arbor is growing. The firm, which operates in 11 states, is expanding its business outside Michigan along the East Coast and in the South. CEO Dan Milstein plans to double […]


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December 17, 2009
Daniel Milstein Ranks Among The 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals

Daniel Milstein Ranks Among the 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals   ANN ARBOR, MI Dec. 17, 2009 —Daniel Milstein, CEO and President of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, has been recognized by National Mortgage Professional Magazine among the 40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40 in the United States. Milstein is currently the number three producing […]


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October 19, 2009
Detroit Free Press Names Gold Star Mortgage A Top Workplace In Michigan

Detroit Free Press names Gold Star Mortgage a “Top Workplace in Michigan” ANN ARBOR, MI Oct. 19, 2009 —Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group announced yesterday that it has been named one of Michigan’s Top Workplaces of 2009 by the Detroit Free Press. The company was ranked ninth of the 30 companies included in the medium […]


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October 9, 2009
University of Michigan invites CEO of Gold Star Mortgage as Guest Speaker

University of Michigan invites CEO of Gold Star Mortgage as Guest Speaker CEO Daniel Milstein to lecture students on business success October 15th ANN ARBOR, Oct. 7, 2009— As the CEO of one of Michigan’s most successful and rapidly-expanding companies, Daniel Milstein of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group knows a thing or two about running […]


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October 4, 2009
Daniel Milstein name to Crains Business 40 under 40

Daniel Milstein, 33 CEO Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group Corp. Ann Arbor Biggest achievement: Growing his mortgage business by 700 percent in the past three years despite the turmoil locally and nationally in residential real estate. Current goal: Growing his company by starting a financial services group, expanding his traditional mortgage business geographically, and expanding […]


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June 8, 2009
GOLD STAR MORTGAGE FINANCIAL GROUP SURPASSES NATIONAL BANKS IN LOCAL FHA MARKET

June 8, 2009 – Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group GOLD STAR MORTGAGE FINANCIAL GROUP SURPASSES NATIONAL BANKS IN LOCAL FHA MARKET Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group has achieved 3.2% of the FHA lending market share in Southeastern Michigan, producing more volume than Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank combined, during the first […]


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April 5, 2009
Gold Star Mortgage ranks #3 on Crain’s 2009 List of Largest Mortgage Lenders

Gold Star Mortgage ranks #3 on Crain’s 2009 List of Largest Mortgage Lenders Ann Arbor, MI— Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group was recently classified as one of the top 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America by the 2009 Inc. 500 list. In addition to this achievement Gold Star now holds the #3 spot […]


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February 3, 2009
Inc. Magazine names Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group #349 on Inc. 500 List

No. 349 Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group Ann Arbor, MI Year 2009 Industry Financial Services Founded 2000 Growth 712.8% 2005 Revenue $1.4 million 2008 Revenue $11.1 million Employees 248 Website www.GoldStarFinancial.com Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group’s Business Model: Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group helps homebuyers and homeowners acquire mortgage financing and insurance. Gold Star Mortgage […]


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July 10, 2008
Ann Arbor News – Ann Arbor mortgage companies adjust to harsh market

Ann Arbor-area mortgage companies adjust to harsh market Robert Ramey – Picture Credit Daniel Milstein, president and CEO of Goldstar Mortgage and Financial Group in Ann Arbor. Tightening access to credit and a faltering real estate market have cleared out the johnny-come-latelies from the Ann Arbor mortgage industry, leaving behind a smaller number of companies […]


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