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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

February 24, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

In  a recent article titled, “How ARM Rates Help You Get More Home When Fixed Rates Keep Rising,” Dahna Chandler forces borrowers to be smarter about their home purchases. On average, U.S. homeowners move once every seven years due to … Continue reading

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February 23, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

In the Midwest, there is a different approach to affordable housing. Instead of focusing on multi-family units, like in the larger urban areas, CDCs in the Mid-west are working to build more single-family homes. Their method of affordable housing entails … Continue reading

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February 22, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Homeownership Experience of Minorities During the Great Recession, Gascon, Ricketts, and Schlagenhauf The Effectiveness of Housing Collateral Tightening Policy, Agarwal, Badarinza, and Qian The Bancorp: The Long Lasting Effect of an ‘Extend and Pretend’ Commercial Mortgage Operation, by Abram … Continue reading

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February 21, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created a disaster relief program for the victims of the Louisiana Tornado. This relief program helps families with foreclosures, providing mortgage insurance, and offering section 108 loan guarantee assistance. The Federal Housing … Continue reading

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February 17, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Robert Engelke

In a paper, titled How Taxes and Required Returns Drove Commercial Real Estate Valuations Over the Past Four Decades, the authors document the evolution of U.S. tax law regarding commercial real estate (CRE) since 1975, noting changes in income and … Continue reading

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February 16, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Robert Engelke

In a blog post, Stephen Sugg of the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) writes about how infrastructure spending targeted toward affordable rural housing can create jobs, help families achieve financial stability and offer immediate fiscal benefits for states and localities. An … Continue reading

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February 15, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Robert Engelke

In this paper, Can Airbnb Provide Livable Incomes to Property Owners?: An Analysis on National, Regional and City District Level, the authors explore the Airbnb payoffs on the macro (global), mezzo (national) and micro (city) level. The main aim of … Continue reading

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