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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.

Fannie Mae’s Head of Multifamily, Jeffery Hayward, Promoted

Fannie Mae has appointed Jeffery Hayward to the newly created position of EVP and Chief Administrative Officer and Michele Evans as EVP and Head of Multifamily, effective immediately. Hayward, previously Head of Fannie Mae’s Multifamily business, will lead Fannie Mae’s ...

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Where Zombie Properties Are Accumulating

zombie home

A new report indicated that 1.6 percent of all homes in the U.S. are vacant, numbering 1,570,265 residential properties, with 7,960 or 3.7% of those vacant properties in the process of foreclosure, otherwise known as “zombie foreclosures.”  That is according ...

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BSI Financial Announces Key Executive Promotions

BSI Financial Services, a mortgage-centric financial services company, today announced it has promoted Larry Goldstone to President of Capital Markets and Lending and John Lawrence to President of Servicing and Lender Services. A 20-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Lawrence ...

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The Week Ahead: Update on Unemployment

On Wednesday, September 2, the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its monthly update on Unemployment in States and Local Areas. The report will include monthly and annual-average estimates of civilian labor force, employed people, unemployed people, and ...

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Fannie Mae Offers Assistance to Disaster-Impacted Servicers

GSE Fannie Mae recently reminded those impacted by Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires that mortgage assistance and disaster relief options are available. Under Fannie Mae's guidelines for single-family mortgages impacted by a natural disaster, homeowners may request mortgage assistance ...

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