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June 29, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Massachusetts’s federal court found that a unit of Deutsche Bank AG failed to vet some residential mortgage-backed securities, which mislead Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. US Bank filed an amended complaint claiming that Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. and CitiMortgage … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

House Price Impacts of Racial, Income, Education and Age Neighborhood Segregation, David M. Brasington, Diane Hite & Andres Jauregui, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 55, Issue 3, pp. 442-467, 2015. Housing Price Collapse Worsens the Opportunities for Educational Attainment for … Continue reading

June 22, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Two Moody’s Investor Services Inc. entities remain the only defendants in appeal from Illinois Bank following the exit of McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. and Standard and Poor’s in suit over residential mortgage-backed securities ratings. A Second Circuit judge did not revive … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) releases report on differences between the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program. It found that the NHTF is more targeted to low-income renter households than HOME. The US Department … Continue reading

June 17, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics, Edward L. Glaeser & Charles Nathanson, HKS Working Paper No. RWP15-012. Old Suburbs Meets New Urbanism, Nicole Stelle Garnett, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1512. Credit Scoring and Loan Default, Rajdeep Sengupta & … Continue reading

June 15, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The CFPB increased PHH Corp.’s penalty to $109 million from $6.4 million on appeal, while upholding an administrative judge’s ruling that the firm was involved in a mortgage insurance kickback scheme. A class of PHH borrowers have been granted cert … Continue reading

June 10, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Racial Discrepancy in Mortgage Interest Rates, by Ping Cheng, Zhenguo Lin, & Yingchun Liu, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2015. House Prices, Local Demand, and Retail Prices, by Johannes Stroebel & Joseph Vavra, CEPR … Continue reading