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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.

A Look at the Potential Foreclosure Wave of 2021

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This week, DS5 Inside the Industry featured an interview with Rick Sharga, EVP at RealtyTrac, a foreclosure data company, where he is responsible for developing and executing a strategic marketing plan to optimize growth and drive business development. Sharga discusses ...

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HUD Proposes New Home Inspections Rule

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week issued a proposed rule for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE). According to a press release, HUD's new approach involves extensive input from stakeholders ...

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Tracking Homeowners’ Desire to Relocate

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A survey by LendingTree found that about half of Americans looked into moving in the coming year. The researchers took a closer look at where, specifically, homeowners who relocate are most likely to go. Using data from January-December of 2020, ...

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Economy ‘Ready to Take Off’ in 2021

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Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group expects the U.S. economy to grow 5.3% in 2021, an upgraded forecast from the 4.5% reported last December. The GSE also issued an improved projection for 2022 at 3.6% growth from 3.2%. ...

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How Biden’s Economic Stimulus Plan Might Impact Housing

President-elect Joe Biden last week provided a $1.9 trillion plan for rescuing the U.S. economy. Housing industry insiders and other American's have responded to key housing-related areas of the package including individual stimulus checks in the amount of $1,400 (in ...

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