Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

July 21, 2021

Escalation Clauses in a Tight Market

By David Reiss

I spoke with Business Insider about the use of escalation clauses in hot housing markets.  The article (behind a paywall) opens, With people around the US competing in a tight housing market, many are turning to a unique strategy: escalation … Continue reading

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

November 6, 2018

REFinBlog Nominated as Best Legal Blog

By David Reiss

REFinBlog has been nominated for The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest in the Education and Law School category. Click on the badge below to vote.

August 17, 2018

Fintech and Mortgage Lending

By David Reiss

The Trump Administration released its fourth and final report on Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation in its A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunity series. The report differs from the previous three as it does not throw the Consumer Financial … Continue reading

April 13, 2018

The Costs and Benefits of A Dodd-Frank Mortgage Provision

By David Reiss

Craig Furfine has posted The Impact of Risk Retention Regulation on the Underwriting of Securitized Mortgages to SSRN. The abstract reads, The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 imposed requirements on securitization sponsors to retain not … Continue reading

March 13, 2018

The Missing Piece in The Affordable Housing Puzzle

By David Reiss

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has posted The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes. The report opens, One of the biggest barriers to economic stability for families in the United States struggling to make ends meet is the severe shortage of … Continue reading

December 8, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development released its 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report. The report noted more than half a million individuals were displaced on one single night in 2017. Though the half a million is a large … Continue reading