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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

September 23, 2016

Is The Mortgage Interest Deduction Inequitable?

By David Reiss

I have certainly thought so, as do many other housing policy types. Daniel Hemel and Kyle Rozema have a more nuanced view in their paper, Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction, that was recently posted to SSRN. The abstract reads, The … Continue reading

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September 23, 2016 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

January 6, 2016

Housing Policy and Economic Mobility

By David Reiss

                Pamela Blumenthal and John McGinty of the Urban Institute have written an interesting research report, Housing Policy Levers to Promote Economic Mobility. I generally believe that housing policy should be designed to assist … Continue reading

December 16, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Liquidity Crisis, Investor Sentiment, and REIT Returns and Volatility, Daniel Huerta, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Forthcoming. Counting Casualties in Communities Hit Hardest by the Foreclosure Crisis, Matthew J. Rossman, Utah Law Review (2016 Forthcoming). Climate Change and … Continue reading

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December 16, 2015 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

November 11, 2015

Property Tax Exemptions in Wonderland

By David Reiss

  NYU’s Furman Center has released a policy brief, The Latest Legislative Reform of the 421-a Tax Exemption: A Look at Possible Outcomes. This brief is part of a series on affordable housing strategies for a high-cost city. It opens, Since the … Continue reading

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November 11, 2015 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

November 4, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

2015 Trying Times: Important Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Federal Tax Cases, Nancy A. McLaughlin & Stephen J. Small, Presented at Land Trust Alliance Rally 2015, Sacramento, CA, Friday October 9, 2015. Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities … Continue reading

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September 14, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Citigroup cannot escape the City of Miami’s discriminatory lending suit, which caused a loss in city tax revenue. Texas federal judge sanctions the US Environmental Protection Agency for failure to turn over documents that … Continue reading

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September 14, 2015 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

September 9, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Effect of Negative Equity on Mortgage Default: Evidence from HAMP PRA, Therese C. Scharlemann & Stephen H. Shore, Office of Financial Research Working Paper No. 15-06. Housing Tax Reform and Foreclosure Rates, Richard Dusansky & Firas Zebian, Journal of … Continue reading

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September 9, 2015 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments