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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.

HUD Offers Assistance For Oregon Wildfire Victims

Wildfire resiliency

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced federal disaster assistance for the State of Oregon to provide support to homeowners and low-income renters displaced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires and straight-line winds. President ...

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Report Reveals Recent Mortgage Quality Control Trends

GSE loans

ACES Quality Management (ACES), a provider of management software for the financial services industry, this week announced the release of the quarterly ACES Mortgage QC Trends Report. The latest report, which provides nationwide loan quality findings based on data from ...

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Homespire Mortgage Adds VP Scott Valletti

Homespire Mortgage (HMC), residential mortgage lenders, announced Scott Valletti as VP of Mortgage Servicing, to lead and advance its loan servicing program. Prompted by recent industry shifts and significant increases in new purchase loan volume, Homespire is growing its loan servicing capabilities ...

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Consolidated Analytics Announces 118% Growth

Consolidated Analytics, an end-to-end provider of mortgage solutions, announced that it has been named to INC Magazine’s list of fastest-growing private companies for the second consecutive year. The Inc. 5000 list represents the most successful and fastest-growing companies within the ...

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HUD Grants Almost $2 Billion for Eviction Protection

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson Friday announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  The allocation focuses funds towards places with households facing higher risk of ...

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Fannie Mae Announces 17th Sale of Reperforming Loans

GSE loans

For about a decade GSE Fannie Mae has been carrying delinquent mortgages that have started performing again (that is, payments on the mortgages have become current with or without the assistance of modification of loan terms). Fannie Mae packages and ...

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