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The Price Of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, And The Value Of Underwater Mortgages, Raymond H. Brescia, Nicholas Martin Jul 2014

The Price Of Crisis: Eminent Domain, Local Governments, And The Value Of Underwater Mortgages, Raymond H. Brescia, Nicholas Martin

Raymond H Brescia

In response to the lingering fallout from the Financial Crisis of 2008, local governments have begun to explore whether it is wise and legal to use the power of eminent domain to seize distressed home mortgages. This Article attempts to situate this approach to such mortgages within the larger economic, legal and policy context and asks three key questions. First, are local governments appropriate actors to address the lingering problem of underwater mortgages? Second, assuming they are appropriate actors to address this problem, how should localities and, if necessary, courts, value underwater mortgages in the context of condemnation proceedings: i ...


Barriers To Market Discipline: A Comparative Study Of Mortgage Market Regulation, Vincent Di Lorenzo Jan 2011

Barriers To Market Discipline: A Comparative Study Of Mortgage Market Regulation, Vincent Di Lorenzo

Vincent Di Lorenzo

This paper explores mortgage market reforms in the U.S. and U.K. in response to the recent mortgage market crisis. Two issues are examined. First, the paper explores the extent to which regulatory bodies have recognized behavioral barriers to market discipline on the part of not only consumers but also industry actors. Second the paper examines the varied response in the U.S. and U.K. to both market limitations and behavioral limitations to self-protection and self-discipline that led to unsafe lending practices in the period 2003 through 2007. The greater emphasis on rules-based regulation in the U.S ...


Book Review: Dan Immergluck, Foreclosed: High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, And The Undermining Of America’S Mortgage Market, David J. Reiss Jan 2010

Book Review: Dan Immergluck, Foreclosed: High-Risk Lending, Deregulation, And The Undermining Of America’S Mortgage Market, David J. Reiss

David J Reiss

This is a book review of Dan Immergluck, FORECLOSED: HIGH-RISK LENDING, DEREGULATION, AND THE UNDERMINING OF AMERICA’S MORTGAGE MARKET (Cornell University Press 2009).