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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.

Waters Requests Review of Disparate Impact Rule

Following HUD's announcement of the Department’s final rule on the disparate impact standard under the Fair Housing Act, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-California) has called on President Trump and HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson to reconsider. Suggesting ...

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Zillow Will Use In-House Agents for iBuying

Zillow, which heretofore has turned to brokerage partners to represent it in home purchases, has announced it will begin using its own agents in the booming iBuying department. In streamlining this operation by way of Zillow Offers, Zillow promises to ...

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Can Opportunity Zones Help Combat Poverty?

In a new op-ed, HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson and Georgian Senator David Perdue discuss the benefits of Opportunity Zones—including jobs, access to affordable housing, and “an overall improved quality of life.”

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Housing Investors Face Risk of Foreclosure

When it comes to eviction moratoria and other COVID-19 relief efforts, the focus often is on renters' hardships. A new study concentrates on struggling landlords who derive a large portion of their income from their tenants. About a third of ...

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