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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December 10, 2013

Imposing Order on Recording Chaos

By David Reiss

Dale Whitman has posted A Proposal for a National Mortgage Registry: MERS Done Right. This is great timing because he will be touching on some of the issues raised in this article in tomorrow’s webinar. His proposal for a national … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013

A Review of “Reckless Endangerment”

By Gloria Liu

The 2008 Financial Crisis and subsequent fall of Lehman has been a recent point of fascination. HBO released its acclaimed “Too Big to Fail”; Kevin Spacey starred in “Margin Call”; even Michael Douglas’ “Wall Street” saw a revamp with a … Continue reading

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