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January 17, 2017

Mnuchin, When No One Is Watching

By David Reiss

My latest column for The Hill is Hamilton Acted in Good Faith. Will Steven Mnuchin Do The Same? I can only blog the first hundred words, so click on the link for the rest of it: UCLA’s legendary basketball coach John Wooden … Continue reading

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January 17, 2017 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

January 12, 2017

Dr. Carson’s Slim Housing Credentials

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in Carson’s Slim Housing Credentials To Be Confirmation Focus (behind paywall). It opens, Dr. Ben Carson will face a barrage of questions Thursday on topics ranging from his views on anti-discrimination enforcement to the basics of running a government … Continue reading

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January 12, 2017 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

January 11, 2017

Consumer Protection Changes in 2017

By David Reiss

Business News Daily quoted me in 6 Big Regulatory Changes That Could Affect Your Business in 2017. It reads, in part, It’s a new year and there’s a new incoming administration. That means there are likely some big-time regulation changes in the … Continue reading

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January 11, 2017 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

January 6, 2017

Carson’s Call of Duty

By David Reiss

The Hill published my most recent column, Ben Carson’s Call of Duty as America’s Housing Chief. They only allow me to reprint the first 100 words, so you will have to click on the link to finish it: Ben Carson, the … Continue reading

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January 6, 2017 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

December 27, 2016

Enlarging The Credit Box

By David Reiss

The Hill published my column, It’s Time to Expand The Credit Box for American Homebuyers. it reads, The dark, dark days of the mortgage market are far behind us. The early 2000s were marked by a set of practices that can … Continue reading

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December 27, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

December 16, 2016

Muddled Future for Fannie & Freddie

By David Reiss

The United States Government Accountability Office released a report, Objectives Needed for the Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac After Conservatorships.  The GAO’s findings read a bit like a “dog bites man” story — stating, as it does, the … Continue reading

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December 16, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

December 15, 2016

Fannie/Freddie Scorecard

By David Reiss

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2017 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions.  The scorecard highlights how the FHFA’s reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is proceeding apace, absent direction from Congress.  This reform … Continue reading

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December 15, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments