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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.

GSE-Treasury Agreement Revisions and Implications


The Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (PSPA) is an integral part of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's government conservatorship. A recent article from Don Layton, former Freddie Mac CEO and Senior Industry Fellow at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, summarizes ...

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Fannie Mae Names New VP and Chief Risk Officer

credit risk

Fannie Mae announced that Ryan A. Zanin will be the company's EVP and Chief Risk Officer (CRO), effective February 1. The role signifies the company’s sustained commitment to risk management in its drive to create a stronger, more stable housing market, ...

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