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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

March 8, 2018

Sustainable Housing for FHA Borrowers

By David Reiss

Donghoon Lee and Joseph Tracy of the NY Fed have posted a staff report, Long-Term Outcomes of FHA First-Time Homebuyers. It opens, The Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), David Stevens, in remarks delivered on December 12, 2009, defined the purpose of … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

The Budgetary Impact on Housing Finance

By David Reiss

The MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy has posted some interesting infographics on The President’s 2019 Budget: Proposals Affecting Credit, Insurance and Financial Regulators: The White House released the President’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 on February 12, just days … Continue reading

January 29, 2018

Bringing Housing Finance Reform over the Finish Line

By David Reiss

The Milkin Institute have released Bringing Housing Finance Reform over the Finish Line. It opens, The housing finance reform debate has once again gained momentum with the goal of those involved to move forward with bipartisan legislation in 2018 that results … Continue reading

January 26, 2018

Trump and the Regulation of Real Estate

By David Reiss

I have posted my article, The Trump Administration and Residential Real Estate Finance, which just came out in Westlaw Journal Derivatives to SSRN (and also to BePress). The abstract reads, An executive order titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

Are The Stars Aligning For Fannie And Freddie Reform?

By David Reiss

Law360 published my op ed, Are The Stars Aligning For Fannie And Freddie Reform? It reads, There has been a lot of talk of the closed-door discussions in the Senate about a reform plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mammoth housing … Continue reading

December 11, 2017

Challenges for Modern Housing Markets

By David Reiss

                  I will be speaking in a free American Bar Association webinar tomorrow, Challenges for Modern Housing Markets: Our current housing system is not sustainable in terms of the market, residential tenure, cost … Continue reading

December 4, 2017

Net Losses in FHA’s Annual Management Report

By David Reiss

The Federal Housing Administration released its Annual Management Report for Fiscal Year 2017. As always, it is good to review what the FHA has accomplished and the challenges it faces: FHA is the largest provider of mortgage insurance in the … Continue reading