Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 19, 2018

Understanding Homeownership

By David Reiss

  The Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute released its House Finance at a Glance Chartbook for December. It states that financial education “can help reduce barriers to homeownership.” As I argue below, I do not think that … Continue reading

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January 27, 2016

Failure to Refinance

By David Reiss

Benjamin Keys, Devin Pope and Jaren Pope have recently had their Failure to Refinance paper accepted in the Journal of Financial Economics.  A version of the paper can be found on SSRN. This academic paper has a lot of relevance … Continue reading

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September 29, 2015

Foreclosed Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By David Reiss

Congress has awarded NeighborWorks over $750 million for housing counseling since 2007.  NeighborWorks has submitted its most recent quarterly report to Congress on Foreclosure Counseling Successes & Challenges for its National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. NeighborWorks prepares different reports on outcomes for homeowners while the … Continue reading

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