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Expanding The Mortgage Credit Box: Lessons From The Community Advantage Program, Roberto G. Quercia, Sarah Riley 2017 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expanding The Mortgage Credit Box: Lessons From The Community Advantage Program, Roberto G. Quercia, Sarah Riley

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

The Great Recession has raised concerns about the promotion of homeownership to low- and moderate-income families. The subprime credit boom of the early 2000s was replaced with an overall credit retrenchment. The reforms to the housing finance system, begun with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, remain incomplete given the uncertain future of the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”). In light of this uncertainty, can or should homeownership continue to be supported, and if so, in what way? In this paper, we examine one ...


One Mortgage: A Model Of Success For Low-Income Homeownership, Clark L. Ziegler, Elliot Schmiedl, Thomas Callahan 2017 Massachusetts Housing Partnership

One Mortgage: A Model Of Success For Low-Income Homeownership, Clark L. Ziegler, Elliot Schmiedl, Thomas Callahan

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

A 1989 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston identified major racial disparities in mortgage lending in the City of Boston that could not be explained by income, credit scores, or other objective underwriting factors. In response, city and state officials, community organizations, and major banking institutions joined together in 1990 to design and launch what is now the Massachusetts ONE Mortgage program. The program is built around a low down payment mortgage loan with discounted interest rates, a state funded loan loss reserve that eliminates the need for mortgage insurance, retention of servicing and credit risk by the ...


Discussion Of Papers On Cyclicality In Mortgage Markets, Edward J. Kane 2017 Boston College

Discussion Of Papers On Cyclicality In Mortgage Markets, Edward J. Kane

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

The mortgage market can be portrayed as a complicated machine that processes information and disinformation to help lenders and would-be homeowners to fashion an enforceable and fair set of mutual obligations. The papers in this symposium issue focus on ameliorating cyclical speed-ups and slowdowns in the lender-operated parts of this machine. My discussion focuses on two issues: (1) how transitioning to a gig economy is changing household needs for owner-occupied and rental homes across different age groups; and (2) how to use the legal system to lessen the informational disadvantage that would-be homeowners face in understanding the deals they are ...


Why Cyclicality Matters To Access To Mortgage Credit, Patricia A. McCoy, Susan M. Wachter 2017 Boston College Law School

Why Cyclicality Matters To Access To Mortgage Credit, Patricia A. Mccoy, Susan M. Wachter

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

Virtually no attention has been paid to the problem of cyclicality in debates over access to mortgage credit, despite its importance as a driver of tight credit. Housing markets are prone to booms accompanied by bubbles in mortgage credit in which lenders cut underwriting standards, leading to elevated loan defaults. During downturns, these cycles artificially impede access to mortgage credit for underserved communities. During upswings, these cycles make homeownership unnecessarily precarious for many who attain it. This volatility exacerbates wealth and income disparities by ethnicity and race. The boom-bust cycle must be addressed in order to assure healthy and sustainable ...


Foreword, Patricia A. McCoy 2017 Boston College Law School

Foreword, Patricia A. Mccoy

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

In the wake of the financial crisis, mortgage lending to lower-income and minority borrowers overcorrected and has not recovered. Although homeownership is a riskier investment than previously realized, still it remains a proven path to increased wealth on balance for lower-income households. There are a number of reasonable reforms that could achieve greater access to credit while containing default risk. These include strategies to reduce down payments safely and to keep monthly payments manageable, combined with fixed-rate loans. Prepurchase counseling is important to preparing applicants for the financial demands of homeownership and strengthening their credit histories, while rapid foreclosure prevention ...


Mortgage Supply Chain Failure And Innovation, Lisa Davis 2017 Pembrook Capital Management LLC

Mortgage Supply Chain Failure And Innovation, Lisa Davis

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

The standard mortgage supply chain is so costly and inefficient that large national banks have dramatically scaled back their provision of mortgages to low- and moderate-income households. Absent regulatory requirements, subsidy, improvement in the way the mortgage supply chain works, or maybe all three, low- and moderate-income households will continue to be underserved by those banks with the largest share of the mortgage market. A number of factors contribute to this problem, including expensive marketing costs and commissions, as well as the obsolete, paper-based technology for loan production. Arguably, the national banking system has never excelled at providing fairly priced ...


Violence Taxes: New Way To Recoup And Prevent The Costs Of Gun Violence? Or New Method To Destroy Business And Competitiveness?, Joseph R. Buoscio Jr. 2017 DePaul University

Violence Taxes: New Way To Recoup And Prevent The Costs Of Gun Violence? Or New Method To Destroy Business And Competitiveness?, Joseph R. Buoscio Jr.

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


In Retrospect Of 40 Years, Another Look At Andrews' Personal Deductions Argument: A Comparison Of Charitable Contributions And Child-Care Expenses, Limor Riza 2017 University of Haifa, Israel

In Retrospect Of 40 Years, Another Look At Andrews' Personal Deductions Argument: A Comparison Of Charitable Contributions And Child-Care Expenses, Limor Riza

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Centralization Of The Banking Industry: Dodd-Frank's Impact On Community Banks And The Need For Both Regulatory Relief And An Overhaul Of The Current Framework, Bryce W. Newell 2017 DePaul University

The Centralization Of The Banking Industry: Dodd-Frank's Impact On Community Banks And The Need For Both Regulatory Relief And An Overhaul Of The Current Framework, Bryce W. Newell

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Halliburton Ii: A Missed Opportunity To Right The Wrong In Rule 10b-5 Based Class Actions, Erich L. Schmitz 2017 DePaul University

Halliburton Ii: A Missed Opportunity To Right The Wrong In Rule 10b-5 Based Class Actions, Erich L. Schmitz

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Continuing Conundrum Of Mistakes: Where The Dodd-Frank Act Went Wrong, Shipra Mehta 2017 DePaul University

Continuing Conundrum Of Mistakes: Where The Dodd-Frank Act Went Wrong, Shipra Mehta

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Three Cheers For Three Tiers: Why The Three-Tier System Maintains Its Legal Validity And Social Benefits After Granholm, Roni Elias 2017 DePaul University

Three Cheers For Three Tiers: Why The Three-Tier System Maintains Its Legal Validity And Social Benefits After Granholm, Roni Elias

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Investment-Environment Disputes: Challenges And Proposals, Mohamed F. Sweify 2017 DePaul University

Investment-Environment Disputes: Challenges And Proposals, Mohamed F. Sweify

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Why Cyclicality Matters To Access To Mortgage Credit, Patricia A. McCoy, Susan M. Wachter 2017 Boston College Law School

Why Cyclicality Matters To Access To Mortgage Credit, Patricia A. Mccoy, Susan M. Wachter

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Virtually no attention has been paid to the problem of cyclicality in debates over access to mortgage credit, despite its importance as a driver of tight credit. Housing markets are prone to booms accompanied by bubbles in mortgage credit in which lenders cut underwriting standards, leading to elevated loan defaults. During downturns, these cycles artificially impede access to mortgage credit for underserved communities. During upswings, these cycles make homeownership unnecessarily precarious for many who attain it. This volatility exacerbates wealth and income disparities by ethnicity and race. The boom-bust cycle must be addressed in order to assure healthy and sustainable ...


Has The Mortgage Pendulum Swung Too Far? Reviving Access To Mortgage Credit, Patricia A. McCoy 2017 Boston College Law School

Has The Mortgage Pendulum Swung Too Far? Reviving Access To Mortgage Credit, Patricia A. Mccoy

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

In the wake of the financial crisis, mortgage lending to lower-income and minority borrowers overcorrected and has not recovered. Although homeownership is a riskier investment than previously realized, still it remains a proven path to increased wealth on balance for lower-income households. There are a number of reasonable reforms that could achieve greater access to credit while containing default risk. These include strategies to reduce down payments safely and to keep monthly payments manageable, combined with fixed-rate loans. Prepurchase counseling is important to preparing applicants for the financial demands of homeownership and strengthening their credit histories, while rapid foreclosure prevention ...


Part Ii Remedies For Breach Of A Buyers Obligation To Open A Letter Of Credit In Cisg Contracts, Edgardo Muñoz 2017 Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara

Part Ii Remedies For Breach Of A Buyers Obligation To Open A Letter Of Credit In Cisg Contracts, Edgardo Muñoz

Edgardo Muñoz

The first part of the article, which appeared in the March 2017 issue of The Banking Law Journal, introduced the topic. This final part of the article analyzes the remedies that may follow from a buyer’s breach of a contractual obligation to open a letter of credit pursuant to the CISG, discusses a buyer’s right to suspend performance of a contractual obligation to open a letter of credit and other interdependent obligations, as well as a buyer’s right to stop payment after opening of a letter of credit, and provides a reminder of the legal effect of ...


The Fintech Revolution And Financial Regulation: The Case Of Online Supply Chain Financing, Chang-hsien (Robert) TSAI, Kuan-Jung Peng 2017 Institute of Law for Science & Technology, National Tsing Hua University

The Fintech Revolution And Financial Regulation: The Case Of Online Supply Chain Financing, Chang-Hsien (Robert) Tsai, Kuan-Jung Peng

Chang-hsien (Robert) TSAI

Online supply chain financing has been a relatively novel funding channel for suppliers as small- and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) to obtain loans in that the revolution of financial technology (“FinTech”) transforms traditional supply chain financing, which used to be administered only by official banks, to an online model also used by electronic commerce platforms (“e-commerce platform”). Endeavors towards financial inclusion of the underserved SMEs could rationalize why we should allow for or encourage FinTech innovations exemplified by the online supply chain financing mentioned above. What would be an adaptive regulatory regime for such innovative FinTech-enabled financial services as the online ...


Maintaining Individual Liability In Aml And Cybersecurity At New York's Financial Institutions, Harry Dixon 2017 Penn State Law

Maintaining Individual Liability In Aml And Cybersecurity At New York's Financial Institutions, Harry Dixon

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Ecological Economics And Sport Stadium Public Financing, Christopher M. McLeod, John T. Holden 2017 College of William & Mary Law School

Ecological Economics And Sport Stadium Public Financing, Christopher M. Mcleod, John T. Holden

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Given the recent importance that sport organizations, academics, and the public have placed on environmental sustainability this Article introduces the study of ecological economics—founded upon Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen’s application of thermodynamics to economics—to legal perspectives on public financing. The authors argue that the economic growth limits implied by thermodynamic principles should be incorporated in the public financing of sport stadiums. More specifically, municipalities can require facilities receiving public financing to produce environmental cost accounting reports and to make them publically available.


A “Green” Approach To Hedge Fund Regulation And Reform, Matthew Keehn 2017 College of William & Mary Law School

A “Green” Approach To Hedge Fund Regulation And Reform, Matthew Keehn

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


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