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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

December 5, 2016

Mnuchin and Housing Finance Reform

By David Reiss

Sabri Ben-Achour of Marketplace interviewed me in Choice of Mnuchin Troubles Housing Activists. (The audio is available at the link at the top of the linked page.)  The summary of the story reads as follows: Donald Trump has tapped financier, Hollywood producer … Continue reading

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November 25, 2016

Consumer Protection, Going Forward

By David Reiss

The New York Times quoted me in Consumer Protection Bureau Chief Braces for a Reckoning. It opens, Mild-mannered, lawyerly and with a genius for trivia, Richard Cordray is not the sort of guy you picture at the center of Washington’s bitter … Continue reading

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November 25, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

November 21, 2016

The Trump Effect on Mortgage Rates

By David Reiss

The Christian Science Monitor quoted me in What Does President Trump Really Mean for Mortgage Rates? It opens, In the week following the election, mortgage rates soared nearly half a percentage point. Average weekly 30-year fixed home loan rates are back above … Continue reading

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November 18, 2016

Low Down Payment Mortgages, Going Forward

By David Reiss

TheStreet.com quoted me in Home Loan Down Payments Are in Decline: Will Uncle Sam Ride to the Rescue? It opens, President-elect Donald Trump has enough problems on his hands as his administration takes shape, with the economy, health care, geopolitical strife and … Continue reading

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November 11, 2016

Surveying Mortgage Originations, Going Forward

By David Reiss

REFinBlog has been nominated for the second year in a row for The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition in the Education Category.  Please vote here if you like what you read. As I had earlier noted, the Federal Housing Finance Agency … Continue reading

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November 9, 2016

Housing Finance Reform, Going Forward

By David Reiss

Two high-level officials in the Treasury Department recently posted Housing Finance Reform: Access and Affordability Going Forward. It highlighted principles that should guide housing finance reform going forward. It opened, Access to affordable housing serves as a cornerstone of economic security for … Continue reading

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November 9, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | 1 Comment

November 3, 2016

Will Congress Recap and Release Fannie & Freddie?

By David Reiss

Richard Shelby, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs asked the Congressional Budget Office to prepare a report on The Effects of Increasing Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Capital. The report acknowledges that the legislative … Continue reading

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