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Author Archives: Christina Hughes Babb

Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.

Mnuchin Addresses GSEs and Conservatorship

The Treasury Secretary of the United States says Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will remain government-sponsored throughout the remainder of Donald Trump's presidency, leaving President-elect Joseph Biden to decide the enterprises' fates. Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg report that the ...

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Possible Solutions for Borrowers Unable to Make Payments

urban, city, housing, homes, community

Based on its recent research and panel discussions, the Urban Institute on Friday published "Three Ways to Help 3.2 Million Struggling Homeowners." The Institute has discovered that while some 3.7 million homeowners, as of November, had resumed mortgage payments and ...

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Rental Investors Take Interest in Tiny Homes

Tiny houses are not new, but COVID-19 and resultant lifestyle changes are making the movement more popular, according to IPX1031, a Fidelity National Financial Company blog, which conducted a survey of 2,000 Americans to understand how likely they would be ...

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The Week Ahead: Understanding Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria

Community Solutions and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) host a complimentary webinar Wednesday, December 16 from  2-3:30 pm CT, entitled, "Preventing Housing Instability During COVID-19: Understanding Eviction Moratoriums and Rental Assistance." The organizers say the event will be held in ...

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AMDC Member Company Recognized With Diversity Award

Seven mortgage bankers are being recognized as leaders in inclusion and diversity efforts. Yearly, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) spotlights companies that are outstanding in areas of organizational diversity and inclusion-and-outreach strategies. Five Star Global's American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) ...

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The American Dream of Homeownership is ‘Very Much Alive’

Sarah Paynter, a real estate reporter at Yahoo Finance, The Real Deal, and Newsday, moderated a homeownership demographics-focused panel at Thursday's NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Post-Election Outlook.  Guests on the panel included Rodney Harrell, VP of Family, Home, and ...

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Cities That ‘May Be Vulnerable’ to Foreclosures

house, home, housing, residential

Foreclosure filings in November are down 14% from the previous month, according to ATTOM Data Solutions' November 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. It showed a total of 10,042 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings— default notices, scheduled auctions, or bank repossessions. ...

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Distressed Property Investing in 2021 and Beyond

Two knowledgeable real estate veterans hosted a webinar in which they examined U.S. housing, the economy, and foreclosure trends, to name a few things. Rick Sharga, SVP at RealtyTrac, and Daren Blomquist, VP Market Economics at Auction.com Wednesday facilitated "2021 ...

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