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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. Contact Christina at christina.hughesbabb@thefivestar.com.

The Industry Pulse: Changes, Additions, and Accolades

The FHFA, Orlans PC, and Stern & Eisenberg announce changes, honors, and additions. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Clinton Jones started as the Agency’s new General Counsel. He will be the second person to serve in ...

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1.2 Million Mortgagers Fear Losing Their Homes

More than a million mortgagers in a recent survey said they fear they are at risk of eviction or foreclosure or being forced to move in the next 30 days. Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA) ...

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Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence is Up

During the first month of 2021, consumers reported a significantly more positive view of home-selling conditions over the previous month — that component of the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) jumped 16 percentage points on net. The other five ...

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Bankruptcy Filings Hit 15-Year Low

January experienced the lowest monthly number of new bankruptcy filings across all chapters since February 2006 (26,617 filings) with only 32,298 filings, according to a press release from Epiq, a tech-enabled provider of intel to the legal services industry and corporations, released its January 2021 ...

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