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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

December 5, 2016

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

A Delaware federal judge decided not to hear a potential class action suit regarding “real estate funds and a ‘Ponzi-like’ scheme.” New Jersey filed a suit against local New Jersey residents that defrauded New Jersey citizens of their funds regarding … Continue reading

December 2, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Robert Engelke

The employment report showed solid gains in December despite the narrowing supply of workers in the labor market. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000 from last month, while the unemployment rate decreased to 4.6%, according to the Bureau of … Continue reading

December 1, 2016

Preparing for Surprise Closing Costs

By David Reiss

The Wall Street Journal quoted me in Buying a Home? Prepare for Surprise Closing Costs. It opens, Note to house hunters on a budget: A home’s sale price isn’t really the sale price—there are lots of closing costs and expenses that … Continue reading

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Robert Engelke

An article by the Build Healthy Places blog titled, Staying Healthy: The Role of Aging in Community, discuss how significant financial barriers remain to older adults who want to age in place and stay connected to their communities. Could the … Continue reading

November 30, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Robert Engelke

This paper, titled Transparency in the Mortgage Market, studies the impact of transparency in the mortgage market on the underlying real estate markets. It shows that geographic transparency in the secondary mortgage market, which implies geographic risk based pricing in … Continue reading

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November 29, 2016

Properly Insuring a Home

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in 3 Types of Insurance You Need to Buy a Home (and 4 You Don’t). It reads, in part, When you buy a home, you will be showered with offers to buy insurance—and not just one type, but many … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Robert Engelke

Airbnb Inc and the state of New York agreed Tuesday to end their fight over a recent law that bans advertising of short-term rentals on sharing economy websites, just a month after the company filed suit and Gov. Andrew Cuomo … Continue reading

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