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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

September 30, 2022

Rethinking The Federal Home Loan Bank System

By David Reiss

Law360 published my column, Time To Rethink The Federal Home Loan Bank System. It opens, The Federal Housing Finance Agency is commencing a comprehensive review of an esoteric but important part of our financial infrastructure this month. The review is … Continue reading

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September 30, 2022 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

September 26, 2022

How Fintech Cos. May Transform Real Estate Investment

By David Reiss

                I published How Fintech Cos. May Transform Real Estate Investment along with Joseph Bizub and Justin Peralta in Law360. It opens, Until relatively recently, real estate with a small footprint — one-to-four-family … Continue reading

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September 26, 2022 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

April 27, 2022

Sharing Your Home with Strangers

By David Reiss

Debra Bechtel, Crystal Liu, Ernira Mehmetaj, and I have just posted Sharing Your Home with Strangers: Common-Interest Ownership and Financing Options to SSRN (as well as to bepress). The abstract reads, As the affordable housing crisis in the U.S. escalates, … Continue reading

October 7, 2021

Common Sense for the Shareholders of Fannie and Freddie

By David Reiss

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a mixed decision for Fannie & Freddie shareholders in  Bhatti v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, No. 18-2506 (8th Cir. Oct. 6, 2021).  While the Court ruled (consistent with the … Continue reading

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October 7, 2021 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

July 29, 2020

Insuring Homeownership — Best of the ABA

By David Reiss

The American Bar Association selected my short article, Insuring Sustainable Homeownership, as part of “The Best of ABA Sections”–a compilation of some of the best articles published by the ABA’s sections, forums, and divisions.  It was published in the ABA’s journal, … Continue reading

February 20, 2020

Money, Government and Mortgages

By David Reiss

I just finished reading Money and Government by Robert Skidelsky (2018).  It is a bit tough in parts for non-economists, but it is a great read for those trying to understand the appropriate relationship between economic theory and government policy.  … Continue reading

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February 20, 2020 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

September 16, 2019

Housing Finance Reform Endgame?

By David Reiss

The Hill published my column, There is Hope of Housing Finance Reform That Works for Americans.  It opens, The Trump administration released its long awaited housing finance reform report and it is a game changer. The report makes clear that it is game … Continue reading

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September 16, 2019 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments