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August 28, 2015

Underwriting Sustainable Homeownership

By David Reiss

I have posted Underwriting Sustainable Homeownership: The Federal Housing Administration and the Low Down Payment Loan to SSRN (and to BePress). It is forthcoming in the Georgia Law Review. The abstract reads, The United States Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) has been … Continue reading

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August 28, 2015 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

According to the Family Outcomes Study conducted by HUD, Housing Choice Vouchers are critical in families maintaining housing. Children from homeless families that receive vouchers “are less likely to miss school, and they experience lower rates of hunger and domestic … Continue reading

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August 28, 2015 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

August 26, 2015

Principal-ed Reduction

By David Reiss

  The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center has issued a report, Principal Reduction and the GSEs: The Moment for a Big Impact Has Passed. It opens, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) prohibits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the … Continue reading

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August 26, 2015 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Effect of Economic Growth of a City on Its Neighboring Areas – Evidence from the US, T.M. Tonmoy Islam. Realigning Metrics of Economic Well-Being in Residential and Commercial Development Through Sustainable Land Use Planning, Blake Hudson, Washburn Law Journal, … Continue reading

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August 26, 2015 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

August 25, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a series of guides to managing someone else’s money or property in Virginia.  There are four separate guides which cover: revocable living trusts, power of attorney, representative payees and fiduciaries, and court … Continue reading

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August 25, 2015 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

August 24, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Building investors sue Waterbridge Capital LLC for $10 million for allegedly selling units and pocketing profits, refusing to pay back its investors. Hurricane Sandy $25 million contract-insurance suit is dismissed against one of the defendants, Arch Insurance Group and its … Continue reading

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August 24, 2015 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

August 20, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Community Builders, an initiative of the Sonoran Institute has released Place Value: How Communities Attract, Grow and Keep Jobs and Talent in the Rocky Mountain West recommends walkability and quality of life conscious development of communities . According to the National Association of … Continue reading

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