Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

February 2, 2018

Tax Reform and Home Equity Loans

By David Reiss quoted me in Tax Reform Just Made Home Equity Loans A Lot Less Attractive. It reads, in part, Home equity loans have long been attractive ways for homeowners to borrow money to pay for everything from major home improvements to … Continue reading

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February 2, 2018 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

December 21, 2017

The Impact of Tax Reform on The Real Estate Sector

By David Reiss

Congress passed the tax reform act on December 20, 2017 and President Trump is supposed to sign it by the end of the week. A lot of ink has been spilled on the impact of tax reform on homeowners, but … Continue reading

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December 21, 2017 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

December 19, 2017

What’s with 1031 Exchanges?

By David Reiss

US News & World Report quoted me in Why 1031 Exchange Investments Are Worth a Look. It opens, With tax reform nearing final passage in Congress, one of the most underlooked, but potentially overpowering, tax-advantaged investment tools is the 1031 exchange, which was … Continue reading

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December 19, 2017 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

November 3, 2017

Republicans and the Mortgage Interest Deduction

By David Reiss

There is a lot to hate in the Republican tax reform plan contained in the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (click here for a summary and here for the text of the bill itself). Overall, the bill is extraordinarily regressive, … Continue reading

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November 3, 2017 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

September 23, 2016

Is The Mortgage Interest Deduction Inequitable?

By David Reiss

I have certainly thought so, as do many other housing policy types. Daniel Hemel and Kyle Rozema have a more nuanced view in their paper, Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction, that was recently posted to SSRN. The abstract reads, The … Continue reading

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September 23, 2016 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments

January 6, 2016

Housing Policy and Economic Mobility

By David Reiss

                Pamela Blumenthal and John McGinty of the Urban Institute have written an interesting research report, Housing Policy Levers to Promote Economic Mobility. I generally believe that housing policy should be designed to assist … Continue reading

December 16, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Liquidity Crisis, Investor Sentiment, and REIT Returns and Volatility, Daniel Huerta, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Forthcoming. Counting Casualties in Communities Hit Hardest by the Foreclosure Crisis, Matthew J. Rossman, Utah Law Review (2016 Forthcoming). Climate Change and … Continue reading

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December 16, 2015 in Tax matters | Permalink | No Comments