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Author Archives: Demetria Lester

Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport, with more than six years of writing experience. She has served as Editor-in-Chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington. She has covered events such as the Byron Nelson, Pac-12 Conferences, the Women in Dallas Film Festival, to freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, she is an avid jazz lover and reader. She can be reached at [email protected]

Forbearance Activity Begins to Tick Upward

The economic recovery that has occurred since the pandemic began has been nothing short of amazing, but the latest data shows that forbearance activity is beginning to pick up.  According to Black Knight’s McDash Flash daily mortgage performance dataset, which ...

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Fannie Mae Named ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’

Fannie Mae announced it has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, receiving a perfect score of 100 on its 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the eighth consecutive year.   The CEI rates more than 1,000 companies ...

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Second Home Mortgage Rate Locks Reach Record High

Pacaso released their Second Home Market Report, the most timely and localized data available for the top 50 second home markets. The report shows that in Q1 of 2021, the percentage of second home mortgage rate locks hit its highest recorded level, with the share ...

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Sagent Announces Multi-Year Extension with Gateway First Bank

A new deal is predicted to accelerate community-focused growth in banking and mortgage by combining digital simplicity with smart human advice, as Sagent announced a multi-year servicing partnership extension with Gateway First Bank. "Gateway is the future of financial services because they have proven how community banking ...

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