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Brooklyn Law School

September 28, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Lukasz Mach wrote an article entitled, Logit Modelling as a Tool Supporting Decision Making in the Real Estate Market. The article studied how logistic regression significantly affects the demand in the real estate market. Monika Piazzesi and Martin Schneider wrote … Continue reading

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September 27, 2016

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Securities and Exchange Commission dropped two of their claims against two mortgage executives regarding their accounting practices and hiding funds. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development studied new single-family housing sales across the U.S. They noticed that … Continue reading

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September 26, 2016

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The 9th Circuit will rehear a case regarding a lien placed on a Sunnyslope Housing development. This comes after the reviewing court found that an Arizona federal judge made a mistake regarding the discount given on the amount of the lien. Airbnb … Continue reading

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September 23, 2016

Friday’s Government Report Roundup

By Robert Engelke

A paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland titled, Monetary Policy, Residential Investment, and Search Frictions: An Empricial and Theoretical Synthesis, shows that residential investment contributes substantially to GDP following monetary policy shocks. Further, it shows that the number of … Continue reading

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September 22, 2016

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Robert Engelke

In New York City and elsewhere, homes purchased by white Americans have historically appreciated in value over the long-term, launching these families on a path of upward mobility and allowing them to build assets and transfer them to the next … Continue reading

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September 21, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Robert Engelke

In a paper titled, “Sales of Distressed Residential Property: What Have We Learned from Recent Research,” the authors summarize research findings on three topics: the impact of changes in housing prices on foreclosures; the impact of foreclosure on the sales price of … Continue reading

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September 20, 2016

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Robert Engelke

An article titled, “Patchwork of state laws hurts U.S. effort to modernize mortgages,” describes how the financial industry is pressing for change in the form of “remote notarization.” The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a final … Continue reading

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