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Honest Service Theft and the College Application Fiasco

Tue Mar 19, 2019 by on News

Honest Service Theft and the College Application Fiasco

What Were They Thinking? Front and center is the sweeping college admission fraud investigations where celebrity arrests have been made as a result of accusations that bribes were given by parents to have their children be accepted for admission to prestigious colleges. Bribes were made for increased test scores, doctoring of athletic achievements, and payments to coaches and/or administrators to […]

Staging Homes for Sale: Buyer Beware!

Wed Mar 6, 2019 by on Real Estate

Staging Homes for Sale: Buyer Beware!

Strike a Pose While we all try to look our best for photos, real estate listing photos are not only accentuating property but are incorporating computer-generated imagery.  Although at one time real estate was staged so that the properties looked decluttered and presentable, photos are more important than ever. It is reported that home searches begin online and many deals, […]

Housing and The Economy: Are we already in a recession?

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The Housing Bubble A historical fact: The United States has had eleven recessions since World War II.  While pessimistic economic pundits are already forecasting that we are heading towards another recession, the true issue is whether housing ever truly recovered from the last recession of 2007-2009. Interesting, while the New York Times indicated that housing only accounts for three percent […]

Will Venezuela’s crisis affect South Florida’s Real Estate market?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate

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Seasoned real estate expert and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim reflects on the impact Venezuela’s political crisis will have on South Florida real estate market. Civil unrest creates real estate opportunities With the civil unrest that continues in Venezuela, the question that real estate pundits are having is what impact the current State of Affairs in Venezuela will have on […]

Consult with a Civil Law Notary Before Heading to a Consulate, You May be Able to Avoid the Trip!

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Civil Law Notary Roy Oppenheim’s Discussion about Florida’s Civil Law Notaries. Since the recent appalling affair involving the Saudi consulate in Turkey, many have come to the realization that by personal choice they would prefer not to enter a consulate and rather have their business conducted outside in a private, less targeted, setting.  However, there is a generalized misconception that […]

Challenges for the Furloughed Individual: A Housing Perspective

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I just got off the phone with a national housing news reporter. They wanted to know the types of calls we at Oppenheim Law have been fielding from employees who have been furloughed by the unprecedented government shutdown; and the kind of advice we have been giving these individuals. Although I could only speak in generalities under the attorney-client privilege, […]