Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

May 23, 2016

Why Are There Real Estate Agents?

By David Reiss (admittedly not a neutral source on this topic) quoted me in 6 Reasons Real Estate Agents Aren’t Extinct. It opens, It’s 2016, and it seems our need for real live people is ever-diminishing. There’s self-checkout instead of cashiers, selfie sticks … Continue reading

April 1, 2016

Cyberfraud at The Closing Table

By David Reiss quoted me in Watch Out, Your Closing Funds May Be Heading to a Cybercriminal. It opens, Imagine being on the brink of owning a home—you can almost feel the keys in your hand. You’ve wired tens of thousands of dollars into escrow to … Continue reading

May 14, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

City lab’s analyzes why Billionaires Don’t Pay Taxes in New York, concludes that recent housing boom has been in the “ultralux” market and that the owners pay a fraction of their share due to a tax code that shifts the … Continue reading

April 16, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Harvard’s Joint Center for Houses Studies released its Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) which predicts a deceleration in remodeling activity due to sluggish home sales, the LIRA also projects annual spending for home improvements will increase a more modest … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-up

By Serenna McCloud

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Community Investments: California’s Solution to Veteran Homelessness May Lie in Supportive Housing National Association of Realtors Supports Federal Housing Authority’s Plan to Reduce Mortgage Insurance Premiums

April 30, 2014

Reiss on Abandoned Homes

By David Reiss quoted me in How to Deal with An Abandoned Home. It reads in part, 5 places to look for help An abandoned home in an otherwise thriving neighborhood can be an eyesore – or worse. What happens if the … Continue reading

January 29, 2014

Reiss on Remodeling

By David Reiss

RealtorMag quoted me in Stay Put and Remodel — or Move? about the relative advantages of renovating and moving. It reads in part: A New Year ushers in new resolutions, which often includes changes on the home front, but deciding … Continue reading