REFinBlog

Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

May 9, 2019

Financing The American Dream

By David Reiss

I published Financing The American Dream in the May/June 2019 issue of the ABA’s Probate & Property magazine.  it opens, Two movie scenes can bookend the last hundred years of housing finance. In Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (RKO … Continue reading

November 20, 2018

The Future of Homeownership

By David Reiss

I wrote a short article, Restoring The American Dream, for Brooklyn Law Notes. It is based on my forthcoming book on federal housing finance policy. It opens, Two movie scenes can bookend the last hundred years of housing finance. In … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

The Cost of Owning Is Rising

By David Reiss

ValuePenguin quoted me in The Cost of Owning a Home Is Rising. It reads, in part, If you’ve looked lately at home prices in any major U.S. city, you likely got a dose of sticker shock thanks to a red-hot housing … Continue reading

October 26, 2018

How To Buy A Foreclosed Home

By David Reiss

US News & World Report quoted me in  How to Buy a Foreclosed Home. It opens, As home prices soar in many cities, buyers might look to foreclosures as an affordable option for landing their dream home. Typically, a foreclosure occurs … Continue reading

October 5, 2018

Real Estate Transactions in the United States

By David Reiss

  I attended the Saint Petersburg International Legal Forum in May and gave a series of talks on American law to an international audience. My lecture on Real Estate Transactions in the United States was recorded and is now on … Continue reading

July 6, 2018

The “Bump” Clause

By David Reiss

The Wall Street Journal quoted me in In Cooling Housing Markets, ‘Bump Clauses’ Help Seal Win-Win Deals. It opens, What to do when a home-seller gets an offer but holds out hope for something better? Enter the bump clause. A bump … Continue reading

April 25, 2018

Noise Pollution and Property Values

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in What Is Noise Pollution and How Does It Affect Property Values? It opens, When it comes to a home’s value (and your sanity), noise pollution can be a major downer. But what is noise pollution exactly? Most people have different … Continue reading