February 17, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

HUD AWARDS $1.8 BILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE NATION’S PUBLIC HOUSING Says Housing Authorities Will Use Funding to Maintain Housing for Families, Seniors Julián Castro: Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Positive About the FHA in Written Testimony before … Continue reading

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February 13, 2015

Friday’s Weekly REFin ReCap

By Serenna McCloud

Reiss On: S&P Settlement Realistic Strategies for Consumer Education Nation of Renters Risky Reverse Mortgages $191 Billion for Fannie and Freddie  Weekly Roundups: Monday’s Adjudications Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Wednesday’s Academic  Thursday’s Advocacy and Think-Tank Papers Friday’s Government Reports

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February 5, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

American Bankers Association Urges CFPB to Take Down Mortgage Calculator Enterprise Community Partners:  Enterprise’s Comprehensive Overview and Budget Chart of Affordable Housing and Community Development Proposals in the FY 2016 President’s Budget National Association of Realtors Pushing for Commercial Use of Drones National … Continue reading

February 3, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

HUD: Issues Interim Rule to Guide Housing Trust Fund

January 27, 2015

Assignments Not Standing up

By David Reiss

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida (4th Dist.) ruled in Murray v. HSBC Bank USA et al., (No. 4D13-4316, Jan. 21, 2015) that HSBC did not have standing to foreclose. This case highlights the difficulties that … Continue reading

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