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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 [email protected]

Home Buying and Selling Sentiment ‘Recovering’

Consumers in October reported a more optimistic view of both buying and selling homes, while also reporting a less positive outlook on personal finances and employment, based on Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) Experts such as Doug Duncan, Senior ...

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Tests Positive for COVID-19

HUD Building

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson has tested positive for COVID-19. ABC News' Katherine Faulders reported via Twitter that Carson is one of multiple people working closely with the White House who has contracted the virus. He also ...

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DS5: Keeping Families ‘Together and In Their Homes’


The latest episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features an interview with Vanessa Lindow, co-CEO/ co-President at Bayview Loan Servicing. Lindow discusses the way servicers have responded to COVID-19. She touches on the ways in which the industry has utilized technology ...

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Freddie Mac’s CRT Program ‘Came Charging Back’ in Q3

Freddie Mac's Single-Family business announced Wednesday that its Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) program transferred credit risk via $6.4 billion of issuance on $167.3 billion of single-family mortgages from U.S. taxpayers to the private sector in the third quarter of 2020. ...

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