October 23, 2014

Tall Mortgage Tales

By David Reiss

Todd Zywicki has posted The Behavioral Law and Economics of Fixed-Rate Mortgages (and Other Just-So Stories) to SSRN. The article contains SPOILER ALERT! a spoof, in order to make a larger point. The abstract reads, A major cause of the … Continue reading

July 31, 2014

Reiss on the Poor Door

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in ‘Poor Door’ A Symptom Of Tough Balancing Act In Housing (behind a paywall). It opens, Extell Development Co.’s so-called “poor door” — a separate entrance for affordable housing tenants at a development on Riverside Drive — … Continue reading

May 2, 2014

Real Affordability for All New Yorkers?

By David Reiss

The Real Affordability for All campaign has issued An Affordable Housing Policy Platform for Mayor de Blasio. A stated goal of the campaign “is to ensure that Mayor de Blasio’s housing policies prioritize and deliver real affordability for the most … Continue reading

January 14, 2014

How to Make NYC Affordable?

By David Reiss

The Community Service Society released a report, An Affordable Place to Live (written by Waters and Bach). The report is intended to state “What New Yorkers Want From the New Mayor” from the perspective of low-income New Yorkers. Given that … Continue reading

January 9, 2014

Weigh in on Mortgage Closing “Pain Points”

By David Reiss

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has issued a Request for Information Regarding the Mortgage Closing Process. The CFPB wants information from the public about mortgage closing. Specifically, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) seeks information on key consumer “pain points” … Continue reading

December 17, 2013

Reiss on Myths of the Fed

By David Reiss

Bankrate.com quoted me in a story, 5 Myths Debunked About The Federal Reserve. it reads in part, Assassination, foreign control and money printing: the stuff of a motion picture thriller? Not in this case. They’re all the fodder for wild … Continue reading

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December 11, 2013

Reiss on Watt Confirmation

By David Reiss

Law360 interviewed me about the Senate confirmation of Mel Watt as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency in Fannie, Freddie’s Footprint Could Grow Under New FHFA Head. The article reads in part, The U.S. mortgage industry is in … Continue reading

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