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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.

Industry Pulse: Executive Moves and Accolades

Sagent, a fintech company modernizing mortgage and consumer loan servicing for American banks and lenders, last week appointed veteran technology leader Uday Devalla as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The move accelerates Sagent’s vision to improve loan servicing engagement and consumer ...

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Sagent Appoints Uday Devalla CTO

Sagent, a fintech company modernizing mortgage and consumer loan servicing for American banks and lenders, last week appointed veteran technology leader Uday Devalla as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The move accelerates Sagent’s vision to improve loan servicing engagement and consumer ...

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Responsibly Addressing Forbearance Costs

"Policymakers Should Maintain Forbearance but Fix Its Costs." That is the title of a new brief published by the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center. Research associates Michael Neal,  Linna Zhu, and Faith Schwartz explain that mortgage performance following Hurricane ...

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Policies That Could Combat the Affordable Housing Crisis

Several housing advocates recommend policies that could make a difference when it comes to the issue of "housing underproduction," on which the Up For Growth organization published an extensive study. Said investigation showed "nearly every corner of the country bears ...

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Headed for a ‘Foreclosure Surge’

A panel of real estate experts forecast what they anticipate for the final months of 2020, including a "substantial increase in foreclosures, short sales, and bank-owned properties." Here's what else they have to say.

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The Week Ahead: The First Presidential Debate

White House

Two presidential candidates will debate issues including the economy, COVID-19, and each candidates' records to date. As one economist puts it, "The outcome of the election could have a profound impact on the housing market."

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FHFA Releases Latest Mortgage Relief Numbers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Thursday released its Q2 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, since the 2008 start of conservatorship, completed 252,014 foreclosure prevention actions. Overall, that brings the number of ...

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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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