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Author Archives: Demetria Lester

Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport magazines with more than eight years of writing experience. She has served as content coordinator and copy editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, in addition to 11 other Southern California publications. A former 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 and Pac-12 Conferences, progressing into her freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Lester is an avid jazz lover and likes to read. She can be reached at [email protected].

The American Dream—for Rent

Inflated home prices and rising interest rates are making renting more appealing to many Americans nationwide, as the construction of new build-to-rent homes hit a record in 2022, according to a new report from RentCafe.

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Examining Gaps Between Mortgage Rates and 10-Year Treasury Yields

“It’s reasonable to assume that the spread and, therefore, mortgage rates will retreat in the second half of the year if the Fed takes its foot off the monetary tightening pedal and provides investors with more certainty," said Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi, First American Financial Corporation.

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USMI Appoints Christina Brown as VP and Senior Counsel

“We are thrilled to have Christina join our team and share her deep knowledge of the mortgage industry, the housing finance system, and the regulatory process to support our members as they enable access to affordable homeownership, while strengthening the safety and soundness of the housing finance system,” said Seth Appleton, President of USMI.

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