Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

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

July 15, 2015

Strange Love for Homeowner Tax Rates

By David Reiss

With a nod to Dr. Strangelove, David Hasen has posted a scary little thought experiment, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love our Homeowner Tax Rules on SSRN. The essay “estimates the magnitude of life-cycle tax benefits available from home ownership for … Continue reading

December 16, 2013

Reiss on “Sexy Tax Breaks” for Luxury Housing

By David Reiss quoted me in Luxury Real Estate with Sexy Tax Breaks. The story reads in part, Buying a high end property doesn’t always cost a fortune for the wealthy especially if there are tax breaks attached. debt payments actual Property … Continue reading

December 10, 2013

Imposing Order on Recording Chaos

By David Reiss

Dale Whitman has posted A Proposal for a National Mortgage Registry: MERS Done Right. This is great timing because he will be touching on some of the issues raised in this article in tomorrow’s webinar. His proposal for a national … Continue reading

June 21, 2013

Massachusetts District Court Interprets Ibanez Narrowly in Deciding That Plaintiff-Homeowner Lacked Standing to Challenge Bank’s Standing to Foreclose

By Ebube Okoli

This action arose out of an attempted foreclosure by defendant Aurora Loan Services on plaintiff David Kiah’s property. Based on the recent holding from U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Ibanez, 458 Mass. 637, 941 N.E.2d 40 (2011), Kiah sought a … Continue reading