Even though it is a risky proposition, 9 in 10 Americans polled still say that owning your own home is an important part of the American dream.
The latest New York Times/CBS poll shows that nearly 90% of those polled believe that it is important to own your own home, even though less than half of them think owning a home is a safe investment.
Public sentiment in favor of support for homeowners in trouble is also high. More than half of those surveyed believe that the government should provide direct financial assistance for homeowners in financial trouble.
The poll provides a fascinating insight into the American psyche: home ownership remains the number one factor in defining what it means to be successful in America. This is a representation of America’s intrinsic unease with renting. The idea of paying someone money every month and having nothing to show for it at the end of the day still reigns powerfully over the American mind.
There is also a strong belief that the economy will eventually get better. Taking a cue from Annie, this belief in the ability of our country to bounce back shows that the current crisis has not permanently scarred us.
Americans are still an optimistic people, and traditional values like home ownership and a belief that things will always get better remain strong. This is the magic and mystique of America!
No matter what, Americans still believe “the sun will come out tomorrow.”
From The Trenches,
Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 20 2009
Protecting yourself and your home in this turbulent economy and Florida real estate market is easier said than done. Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law’s legal blogger and foreclosure defense attorney, believes understanding your legal rights greatly increases your chances of survival and recovery.
Oppenheim’s monthly legal workshops are designed to assist both homeowners and real estate professionals. The November workshop will not only focus on defending Florida foreclosures, but will also include a state of the economy update and valuable tips on buying and selling South Florida real estate.
What: Florida Housing Help: Free Real Estate Workshop
When: Thursday, November 5, 2009 – 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Who: Real estate professionals and homeowners facing foreclosure, buyers, and sellers
Where: 2500 Weston Rd Ste 404, Weston, FL 33331
Cost: Free with advanced registration
RSVP: To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.384.6114
Oppenheim Law’s November workshop will highlight the following foreclosure defense strategies and real estate tips:
• Learn the process of foreclosure and how to defend your home
• Learn tips on applying for a mortgage modification and the best time to apply during foreclosure
Life is tough as a homeowner in today’s economy. It may feel like your world is upside down, everyone is against you and nobody is there to listen, advise or protect. We understand, and you’re not alone. More than 321,000 households received a foreclosure filing last month.
Financial problems are personal, which is why Roy Oppenheim has designed a way to offer foreclosure solutions in a private webinar from the convenience of your home or office.
Ask Questions. Get Answers. Register Today for Foreclosure Defense 101.
What: Foreclosure Defense Webinar
When: July 9, 2009, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Why: Learn the options available to defend foreclosure
Tomorrow’s webinar will teach homeowners facing foreclosure the options they have to save their home and explain the strategies Oppenheim Law utilizes in it’s foreclosure defense.
Other topics covered in tomorrow’s workshop include:
- Refinancing during foreclosure and the increased odds through mediation
- Short Sales
- Increasing home values in South Florida
- New Florida foreclosure defense bar and what it means for Florida foreclosure
- Florida Foreclosure attorneys working together on plan appeals
- Law enforcement workers in foreclosure, public policy implications, and what this means for all of us
- Homeowner Associations and their decision to foreclose their liens on the Banks
Today is the last day to register. Reserve your seat today: http://bit.ly/15xZoa