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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

October 20, 2016

Homes v. Bonds

By David Reiss

U.S. News & World Report quoted me in Your Home Is a Better Investment Than Bonds. It opens, With bonds paying next to nothing, where can you turn for a respectable yield, guaranteed? Well, how about your home? Many homeowners look … Continue reading

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September 26, 2016

Dipping Into Home Equity

By David Reiss

TheStreet.com quoted me in Americans Are Increasingly Dipping Into Home Equity. It opens, Is there a flipside to rising home values across the nation? Take California, where stronger home value figures “are giving many homeowners a reason to tap into their … Continue reading

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April 29, 2016

Millennials and Homeownership

By David Reiss

TheStreet.com quoted me in Millennials Are Accruing Less Debt, Bypassing Homeownership. It reads, in part, Millennials are accruing less debt than their counterparts did back in 2003 — despite being saddled with large amounts of student loans — because they are … Continue reading

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April 7, 2016

Protecting Seniors’ Home Equity

By David Reiss

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued and Advisory and Report for Financial Institutions on Preventing Elder Financial Abuse. The Report defines elder financial exploitation as the illegal or improper use of an older person’s funds, property or assets. Studies … Continue reading

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January 22, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released “Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Report,” showing the Treasury’s participation for TARP housing programs. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report on SNAP Benefits, or what used to be known as … Continue reading

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January 21, 2016

Dollar Homes

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Buy a House for a Buck? The Real Story Behind $1 Listings. The story reads, in part, Hidden deep within the bowels of real estate listings are a few head-scratchers that would no doubt catch any bargain … Continue reading

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January 20, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Towards a New Eviction Jurisprudence, Gerald S. Dickinson, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law Policy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015. Managing Retirement Risks with Reverse Mortgage Loans and Long-Term Care Insurance, Adam Wenqiang Shao, Hua Chen & Michael Sherris, 7th Australasian … Continue reading

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