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Mortgage Returns, Make-a-Wish Foundation Form Alliance

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily September 6, 2014 971 Views About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mortgage Returns, a database management system and provider of automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry based in St. Louis, Missouri, has announced a partnership with the Missouri chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation heading into the holiday season.To begin the partnership, Mortgage Returns has announced it will donate 3 percent of proceeds from sales of its 2014 holiday cards to Make-a-Wish Missouri, an organization that has granted more than 5,000 wishes to children with life threatening illnesses or medical conditions since 1983.”Make-A-Wish is a perfect fit for us as we embark on a new era within our organization,” said Kim Goldstone, director of marketing for Mortgage Returns. “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary as a company, it was paramount to us that we establish a program that will enable us to make a real, tangible difference in our community. We are inspired by the wishes of these children and we want our success to have a direct positive impact on as many children as possible. Holiday cards are only the beginning for us.”After this holiday season is over, Mortgage Returns will continue to contribute to Make-a-Wish Missouri into 2015 by donating a percentage of its proceeds from other sales, as well as a number of special products and promotions.”We anticipate the holiday card proceeds to be several thousands of dollars going to Make-a-Wish by year’s end,” Goldstone said. “As we evolve, we want the spirit of making a difference to flow through the veins of everything we do. In 2015, we look forward to many promotions that will allow us to deepen our relationship and help even more kids. It’s something we have wanted to do for quite some time.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Returns, Make-a-Wish Foundation Form Alliance automated solutions company-news Make-a-Wish Foundation Missouri Mortgage Returns Technology 2014-09-06 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Subscribecenter_img Home / Featured / Mortgage Returns, Make-a-Wish Foundation Form Alliance Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Tagged with: automated solutions company-news Make-a-Wish Foundation Missouri Mortgage Returns Technology Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Featured, News, Technology  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Potestivo Employs New IT Director Next: Linear Title Forms New Division to Offer More Products, Serviceslast_img read more

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How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes?

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 26, 2018 2,078 Views Related Articles  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes? Share Save With widespread housing inventory shortages hitting many American metros, one contributing factor cited by some experts is that more homeowners are simply choosing to stay put in their current homes, for a variety of reasons. Now a new survey is putting this trend under the microscope.According to a survey conducted by Bankrate, 62 percent of surveyed homeowners said they had no plans to move out of their current home, whereas 30 percent said they planned to move sometime within a decade. Breaking it down further, 21 percent said they planned to move within 0-5 years, 14 percent said they planned to move within 6-20 years, and just 3 percent said they planned to move, but not for more than 20 years.“One of the unintended consequences of staying put in their homes is the reduced supply of homes being put on the market,” says Mark Hamrick, Bankrate Senior Economic Analyst. “This is one of the underpinnings of rising home prices, which have outpaced growth in wages by a substantial margin.”Of those who plan to stay put, 35 percent said they planned to remodel or renovate their current home sometime within the next five years. This echoes findings reported by the National Association of Realtors earlier this year. In a January NAR report, homeowners are staying in their homes an average of 12-13 years, and that report also noted a significant number of homeowners planning to make renovations or additions to their home during that time.So, what factors are convincing these homeowners to stay in their current domicile? Skyrocketing home prices, unsurprisingly, are playing a major role, as are increasing interest rates. Twenty percent of those surveyed by Bankrate own their home without a mortgage, so the prospect of leaving their current residence and having to face both high prices and high interest rates could be daunting. Nearly a third of those surveyed were in the process of paying off a mortgage loan, with a median mortgage rate of 3.95 percent. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is currently 4.73 percent, according to Bankrate.In the latest installment of First American Financial Corporation’s Potential Home Sales model, First Am Chief Economist Mark Fleming spotlighted two phenomena that were making homeowners hesitant to sale. The first was rising interest rates. The second was housing supply shortages—even though homeowners choosing not to sell is only exacerbating this problem.“Potential sellers face a prisoner’s dilemma,” Fleming said, “a situation in which individuals don’t cooperate with each other, even though it seems in their best interest to do so. If sellers all choose to sell, they would all benefit as buyers because they would increase the inventory of homes available and alleviate the supply shortage. However, the risk of selling if others don’t in a market with a shortage of inventory prevents many existing homeowners from selling. The result is prices are further bid up by competition for the increasingly short supply.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ocwen, Auction.com, and More Next: The Worst Home Markets for Millennials About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Home Prices Home Sellers Homebuyers Homeowners Interest rates inventory shortages 2018-04-26 David Wharton How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes? 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How Will Sanders’ Legislation Impact Big Banks?

first_imgSubscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 3, 2018 959 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News How Will Sanders’ Legislation Impact Big Banks?  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / How Will Sanders’ Legislation Impact Big Banks? Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Tagged with: Banks Bill Financial Legislation Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Banks Bill Financial Legislation 2018-10-03 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: An Outlook on Single-Family Rental Investments Next: DS News October: The Fight Against Zombie Homes Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a legislation aimed at breaking up the nation’s biggest banks and risky financial institutions. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) will introduce a companion bill in the House for this legislation.According to a statement released by Sanders and Sherman on the legislation, by applying a cap on the size of financial institutions, the bill would break up the six largest banks in the country: JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. The bill would also address large non-bank financial service companies such as Prudential, MetLife and AIG.“No financial institution should be so large that its failure would cause catastrophic risk to millions of Americans or to our nation’s economic well being,” Sanders said in a statement. “We must end, once and for all, the scheme that is nothing more than a free insurance policy for Wall Street: the policy of ‘too big to fail.’”Under the bill, entities that exceed the 3 percent cap would be given two years to restructure until they are no longer too-big-to-fail. These “Too Big to Exist” institutions would no longer be eligible for a taxpayer bailout from the Federal Reserve and could not use customers’ bank deposits to speculate on derivatives or other risky financial activities.This legislation would force banks such as JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America to shrink their sizes to where they were in 1998, Wells Fargo would shrink to its 2005 size, and Citigroup would shrink to the size it was in the early 1990s.“By breaking up these institutions long before they face a crisis, we ensure a healthy financial system where medium-sized institutions can compete in the free market,” Sherman said.To read the Bill, click here. Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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Unemployment Could Lead to Mortgage Forbearance Surge

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Black Knight Forbearance Foreclosure 2020-04-13 Seth Welborn Unemployment Could Lead to Mortgage Forbearance Surge The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago With unemployment hitting record levels, mortgage forbearance are likely to surge, according to a new white paper from Black Knight. According to the paper, using Great Recession mortgage performance as a point of comparison, Black Knight estimates that an unemployment rate of 15%, as projected by Goldman Sachs for Q2 2020, could result in 3.5 million new mortgage delinquencies.“Trying to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on mortgage performance is as much an art right now as a science,” said Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske. “The fact is that there is no true point of comparison in the nation’s recent history for analysts to model against. That said, there are some historical clues that can help shed light. In the Great Recession, for example, the number of past-due mortgages tripled over four years, increasing by more than 5.5 million, as the unemployment rate rose relatively sharply from 4.5% in 2006 to 10% by the end of 2009. Today, we’ve seen more than 10 million people file for unemployment since the coronavirus was labeled a pandemic on March 11, which should put the unemployment rate at roughly 9.5%. Using the Great Recession as a point of comparison, Black Knight’s AFT modeling team looked at potential delinquencies under different unemployment scenarios, and at 10%, we could expect 2 million new mortgage delinquencies. That would put the total at 4 million delinquencies with a national non-current rate of 7.5%.”According to Black Knight, forbearance programs offered by various mortgage servicers and dictated by FHFA, HUD and the newly signed CARES Act may help alleviate some of the financial stress on borrowers. Pointing to the effectiveness of forbearance programs in a time of crisis, of the more than 140,000 seriously delinquent mortgages caused by the 2017 hurricane season, just 1% of homes were lost to foreclosure or short sale two years after the storms, compared to 15% of seriously delinquent mortgages in non-hurricane-affected areas.”Although, should financial disruptions become more long-term, additional assistance programs may become necessary,” Graboske adds, “Of course, a surge of forbearance requests brings its own challenges, both operational and financial.” Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 13, 2020 1,339 Views center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Ginnie Mae Expands Servicer Liquidity Facility Next: Homeowner Relief Could Lead to Servicer Strain Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: Black Knight Forbearance Foreclosure  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Unemployment Could Lead to Mortgage Forbearance Surge Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

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Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2021-02-17 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago For November 2020 the nationwide mortgage overall-delinquency rate was 5.9%. When it comes to serious delinquencies, 90 days or more past due, including foreclosures, which are 0.3%, down from 0.4% in November 2019, November recorded the lowest rate since June 2020, pointing to signs of increasing stabilization, the analysts said.That is the most recent data from CoreLogic, the property-data analysis company that, monthly, tracks all stages of delinquency as well as transition rates that indicate the percentage of mortgages moving from one stage of delinquency to the next.”Urban areas hit hard by the pandemic recession or by a natural disaster experienced the largest spike in delinquency over the last year,” CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “Forbearance and loan modification helped struggling families rebuild their financial house in hard-hit places. While vaccination will mitigate the pandemic, the best cure for delinquency is income restoration through job creation.”The researchers point out the correlation between the unemployment rate and mortgage delinquencies, noting that households with members in the oil and hospitality industries have been hit especially hard. The unemployment rate fell from 14.8% in April to 6.7% by the end of 2020. However, they add, the recent rebound in employment has helped some struggling homeowners begin to make payments again.”The consistent decline in serious delinquency since August is a sign of growing financial stability for families,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “In addition to ensuring that homeowners stay in their homes, the decline in delinquency means fewer distressed sales, which is both a positive for individual households and the overall housing market.”The rate for early-stage delinquencies (30 to 59 days past due) was 1.4%, down from 2% in the same period of 2019. The share of mortgages 60 to 89 days past due was 0.6%, unchanged from November 2019.Every state logged an annual increase in overall delinquency rates in November. Topping the list for gains was Hawaii (up 4.3 percentage points) and Nevada (up 4.2 percentage points).CoreLogic further breaks down delinquencies regionally on its Insights report for November. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: 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. February 17, 2021 12,153 Views Analysts Report Lowest Serious-Delinquency Rate Since June Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Previous: New Tool Tracks Property Flood-Risk Data Next: DS5: Exploring Opportunity Zone Investment The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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Redfin Poised to Enter the Rental Game

first_img Redfin Poised to Enter the Rental Game Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2021-02-22 Christina Hughes Babb The real-estate brokerage Redfin last week announced it has entered an agreement to acquire RentPath Holdings for $608 million. The deal would pull RentPath out of bankruptcy and would make Redfin more competitive in the real estate listings business, according to a news release from Redfin.Redfin’s CEO Glenn Kelman believes RentPath will boost Redfin.com traffic by, among other advantages, attracting a new demographic of renters and increasing his company’s stature among homebuyers and renters alike.”Redfin’s brand will get bigger. We’ll show up higher for Internet searches on Phoenix housing or St. Louis real estate,” Kelman said. “Redfin’s 2020 rapid traffic growth has already transformed our prospects, giving us a powerful channel for meeting customers and marketing listings directly to buyers. Together with RentPath, which grew traffic by more than 25% in 2020, Redfin will aim to compete with the largest portals on every front, for every visitor. It’ll be a wild battle.”Friday’s deal follows an earlier purchase agreement between RentPath and CoStar, which federal antitrust regulators blocked, ruling that the partnership would “significantly increase concentration in the already highly concentrated markets for internet listing services advertising for large apartment complexes in 49 individual metropolitan areas across the United States.” Since Redfin is brand new to rentals, no such concerns.While Redfin with RentPath will welcome customers who pay the fee to list their communities on RentPath’s sites, it also plans to pilot a program for property managers to pay only for a signed lease.At least for now, Redfin does not intend to hire real estate agents to represent renters.”It’s common for real estate agents to represent renters in only a few North American cities, and we still have thousands of agents to hire for buying and selling homes in 2021,” Kelman said. “Even if we don’t employ rental agents, we’ll still need a rentals sales-force.”The CEO added that “since signing up new customers, not just revenue, is our first priority,” he won’t be able to forecast RentPath’s financial performance until the two companies can work out a sales strategy, which he anticipates will be a few months after the merger closes.The single-family rental market has evolved over the past decade and interest is growing. In fact, a recent Bloomberg article pointed out that single-family rentals are drawing increased interest from not only independent investors but also institutional money, and that more builders and apartment firms are pushing into that corner of the market.In addition, the pandemic reportedly has ignited Americans’ desire for larger living spaces and thus sparked a new level of “zest” for the SFR sector of real estate.   As for Redfin, its CEO concludes that over time, “we’ll figure out how we can make the whole process of renting a home better, not just the initial search. This deal is just the beginning of a new, exciting journey.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Redfin Poised to Enter the Rental Game Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Despite Pandemic, the Need for Smaller Homes Remains Next: HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Texas’ Winter Storm Victims Subscribe February 22, 2021 1,012 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Note: This spring, the Five Star Institute, with moderator Jeffrey Tesch, CEO of RCN Capital, presents the 2021 Single-Family Rental Summit (SFRS). The event is Wednesday, May 12 at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.  in Daily Dose, Featured, Newslast_img read more

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Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks

first_img Forbearance MBA Weekly 2021-03-02 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Forbearance MBA Weekly Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Related Articles Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A weekly Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) report that tracks the share of mortgage loans in active forbearance as well as servicer call volumes (because borrowers must call their servicer in order to receive the extension) showed that total loans in forbearance increased by 1 basis point relative to the prior week: from 5.22% to 5.23%.”A small increase in new forbearance requests, coupled with exits decreasing to match a survey low, led to the overall share of loans in forbearance increasing for the first time in five weeks,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s SVP and Chief Economist. “The largest rise in the forbearance share was for portfolio and PLS loans, due to increases for both Ginnie Mae buyouts and other portfolio/PLS loans.”Fratantoni added, “The winter storm that impacted Texas and other states did lead to some temporary disruptions at servicer call centers, but these centers quickly returned to full operations.”Broken down by investor type—The share of Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance increased relative to the prior week: from 7.32% to 7.35%. The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance remained the same relative to the prior week at 2.97%.The share of other loans (e.g., portfolio and PLS loans) in forbearance increased relative to the prior week: from 8.94% to 9.03%.By stage—15.6% of total loans in forbearance are in the initial forbearance plan stage81.9% are in a forbearance extensionThe remaining 2.5% are forbearance re-entries.Of the cumulative forbearance exits for the period from June 1, 2020, through February 21, 28%, 27.8% represented borrowers who continued to make their monthly payments during their forbearance period, 25.9% resulted in a loan deferral/partial claim, 15.3% resulted in reinstatements, in which past-due amounts are paid back when exiting forbearance, 13.8% represented borrowers who did not make all of their monthly payments and exited forbearance without a loss mitigation plan in place yet, 7.8% resulted in a loan modification or trial loan modification, 7.6% resulted in loans paid off through either a refinance or by selling the home, and the remaining 1.8% resulted in repayment plans, short sales, deed-in-lieus or other reasons. March 2, 2021 1,007 Views  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: HOAs vs. Mortgage Lenders  Next: Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Donegal Deputy welcomes funding boost for Agriculture and rural sectors

first_img By News Highland – January 15, 2014 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement of 12.5 billion euro in funding for the Agriculture and rural sectors.The money – which comes from Common Agricultural Policy and exchequer funding will be dispersed between now and 20-20.Along with direct payments to farmers there will also be schemes for farm investment to grow the indigenous food and drink industry.Deputy McHugh said its a good announcement for farmers here:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/joe830CAP.mp3[/podcast] Donegal Deputy welcomes funding boost for Agriculture and rural sectors RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img WhatsApp News WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Previous articleCouncillor backs campaign to enhance Letterkenny’s Church LaneNext articleESB urged to comply with Planning Department order to remove Ballyshannon fencing News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

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Diocese of Raphoe could be axed as part of Vatican plans

first_img Google+ Diocese of Raphoe could be axed as part of Vatican plans Google+ WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook By News Highland – November 19, 2011 Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleDonegal to commemorate road traffic victimsNext articleLetterkenny Chamber business person of the year announced News Highland Twitter News Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton The Diocese of Raphoe could be scrapped as the Vatican plans to reduce the number of archdioceses in the country.A plan to reduce the 26 dioceses in Ireland has emerged as a major theme following a Vatican investigation — the Apostolic Visitation — into the Church in Ireland.But the four Irish archbishops, led by Cardinal Seán Brady, are strongly resisting the terms of the Vatican plan that would cut the number of Irish dioceses and by default the number of bishops.A committee met in Maynooth in September with the aim of drawing up plans that would remove smaller dioceses by setting a lower limit of 100,000 Catholics per diocese.This would affect Cashel and Emly, Achonry, Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, Clogher, Clonfert, Dromore, Elphin, Killala, Kilmore, Ossory and Raphoe.However, the Irish Catholic Newspaper has learned that the members of the Apostolic visitation are understood to think a figure in the region of 300,000 Catholics per dioceses is more realistic to the needs of a modern Church.This would ultimately see Raphoe come under the Derry diocese.That amalgamation could see Bishop Phillip Boyce replace Dr Seamus Hegarty as the Bishop of this new diocese.Bishop Hegarty announced earlier this month that he was standing down from the Derry Diocese.But The Irish Catholic understands that the bishops will argue that dramatically cutting the number of dioceses would seriously undermine the historic roots of the ancient sees.The diocesan structure here has come in for criticism from the visitation team and it is strongly felt in Rome that there are simply too many dioceses in Ireland.last_img read more

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Strabane District Council to consider banning public and media from meetings

first_img Twitter Strabane District Council to consider banning public and media from meetings Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Strabane District Council has confirmed it is to consider banning the public and Press from committee meetings.The move would not affect access to full monthly council meetings.The move is being looked at as part of a wider review of council business, and was discussed at a recent private meeting by senior council staff and party leaders.Local SDLP Representative Daniel McCrossan says the media and public cannot be excluded from committee meetings:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/dmcc.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Google+ Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – January 21, 2013 Previous articleMayor of Derry hails Sons & Daughters concert huge successNext articleUdarus increased employement in Donegal in 2012 by 11 News Highland last_img read more

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