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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Learn About Short Sales and Avoiding Deficiency Judgments: Free Workshop March 3

Short sales are emerging as a formative foreclosure defense strategy, according to Florida real estate attorney and legal blogger Roy Oppenheim. Join Oppenheim Law at the next Free Legal Real Estate Workshop on Wednesday, March 3, as Oppenheim explains how short sales can prevent Florida deficiency judgments and provides insider tips for buying and selling Florida real estate in this […]

Two Thumbs up: Florida Foreclosure Title Insurance

In the worst of real estate times, opportunity arises even on the courthouse steps. Buying in the murky foreclosure waters is not quite as dangerous as swimming with the sharks thanks to Foreclosure Title Insurance, says Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. More than 500,000 foreclosure filings entered Florida’s books in 2009, and those properties now saturate the South Florida […]

South Florida Law Blog Nominated for Best of Blogs Awards by Sun-Sentinel

Rock the vote! Voting is underway for The Sun-Sentinel’s Best of Blogs Awards and Oppenheim Law’s South Florida Law Blog received a nomination in the Business Blog Category. The South Florida Law Blog is committed to bringing timely news and advice to our readers as we work together to survive this treacherous real estate market. You can vote once a […]

Taking Charge of our Future: Allstate’s Message (I Agree)

The Silver Lining of this Foreclosure Crisis From the Heart Thanks for your positive feedback on our new column. This post is the second for Oppenheim Law’s senior partner, Ellen Pilelsky, as she discusses Florida real estate and foreclosure, sharing her perspective “From the Heart.” Some say there is a reason for everything and that we can control our own […]

CitiMortgage Launches Program for Distressed Homeowners

Roy Oppenheim Tells SFBJ: It’s a Year Late! Oppenheim Law has been arguing for creative and practical solutions that benefit banks and homeowners alike for more than two years. Finally, while curiously late into the game, CitiMortgage announces a trial deed-in-lieu mortgage program allowing homeowners to avoid the painful foreclosure process. The deed-in-lieu program allows Florida homeowners facing foreclosure to […]

Lemonade Courtesy of the FHA: 90 Day Anti-Flipping Restriction Waived

Great news for real estate investors and flippers who were once restricted with the 90 day FHA anti-flipping regulations. Due to the increase in the volume of foreclosures over the past two years, the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that they are waiving the 90 day flipping regulations in 24 CFR

In Case you Missed it! Florida Foreclosure Workshop In Review

By Roy Oppenheim Oppenheim Law marked its 16th Monthly legal real estate workshop last Thursday and thanks to you – our readers – who attended or brought a friend, we continue to evaluate the real estate market. For those not able to make the event, I have two pieces of good news for you: Oppenheim Law is already preparing for […]

What to Tell Our Kids About Foreclosure: From the Heart

Sat Feb 6, 2010 by on Florida Foreclosures

By Ellen Pilelsky   Many of you have been reading Attorney Roy Oppenheim’s “From the Trenches” series over the past year as he details his experiences as Florida foreclosure defense attorney. This post is the first for Oppenheim Law’s senior partner, Ellen Pilelsky, as she discusses Florida real estate and foreclosure, sharing her perspective “From the Heart.” The Mortgage Bankers […]

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