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Author Archives: Cristin Espinosa

Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer.

FHA 2020 Report Shows How It Helped Struggling Homeowners

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its 2020 annual report today, which covers the financial status of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund and its Single Family insurance programs.  The 2020 FHA report emphasizes how the government agency helped homeowners ...

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Best of DS5: Advancing Tech and Working From Home

The pandemic has made waves throughout all industries, including housing. With many housing industry professionals working from home, executives have had to step up to the challenge of leading remote teams and finding ways to quickly adopt new technological tools. ...

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The Election and Housing: What You Need to Know

There is no denying that 2020 has been an eventful year, with a pandemic, protests, natural disasters, and, of course, a historic presidential election. Now, the country holds its breath for one more day as the election comes to a ...

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Fannie Mae: Property Preservation Strategies Amid COVID-19

Speaking at this week’s virtual 2020 National Property Preservation Conference, Jacob Williamson, VP for Single-Family Collateral Risk Management at Fannie Mae, offered insight into how the housing finance company has managed property preservation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     When COVID-19 shelter-in-place protocols were introduced this year, vendors and servicers maintaining properties faced major challenges.   “We've observed ...

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Why Are Americans Putting Off Selling Their Homes?

The competition among homebuyers is intense and home prices have been soaring in recent months. The cause of this heated competition and rising prices is the short supply of homes for sale. This lack of inventory has been prevalent across ...

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