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Monthly Archives: September 2010

How the Banks Aren’t Playing Fair: CBS News, Roy Oppenheim Talks with Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock

Thu Sep 30, 2010 by on Roy Oppenheim

The banks “supporting” documents for foreclosure actions are now being investigated. The question is: Are the banks playing by the rules? Not banks like GMAC, JPMorgan Chase and soon to be a list of others. Roy Oppenheim of Oppenheim Law says the three Florida foreclosure stories on this investigative report by CBS4 Stephen Stock are the rule rather than the […]

Special Workshop: Underwater Homeowners Can Use Bank Fraud Crisis to their Advantage Hosted by Roy Oppenheim

You have been hearing about it in the media: there is a national bank fraud crisis. Now find out what it means to the future of the South Florida real estate market and foreclosures. Mother Jones, The New York Times and the Sun Sentinel have covered it and an investigative special report will air tonight on CBS 4 reported by […]

Sun Sentinel Cover Story: Underwater Mortgage Relief for Florida Homeowners, Oppenheim Shares His View

Florida foreclosure attorney Roy Oppenheim shared his views with Sun Sentinel real estate reporter Paul Owers and contributed to today’s cover story. In case you missed it, below is an excerpt from the story and a link to the full story. ‘But Roy Oppenheim, a foreclosure defense lawyer in Weston, argues that the government should have given money directly to […]

Local Governments Are Playing “Shell Games” With Our Property Taxes That Will Push More Homes Into Foreclosure

Weren’t you surprised when you opened your mailbox? Most folks were stunned when they received their estimated real estate tax bill over the past few weeks. Like me, they justifiably expected that their property taxes would go down as their assessed values for their property decreased. However, this was not the case as the property taxes either stayed the same […]

Air Supply for Underwater Homeowners? Roy Oppenheim Says Too Little Too Late

Oppenheim Reviews Obama’s FHA Short Refinance Program and What it Means to Florida Homeowners Fort Lauderdale, Florida – September 11, 2010 – First loan modifications, then short sales…now it’s the short refi. Officially known as FHA Short Refinance Program, it’s the latest band-aid in Obama’s bailout plans aimed at resuscitating Florida’s underwater homeowner facing foreclosure. Introduced this week, the FHA […]

The Florida Foreclosure “Rocket Docket”: A Violation of Our Constitutional Rights?

Tue Sep 7, 2010 by on Florida Law News

From the Heart by Ellen Pilelsky Picture this. In Florida: Retired judges being pulled out of retirement and paid to sit on foreclosure courts. Purpose: To decrease the amount of Florida’s foreclosure backlog. Reality? The outcome of many cases is questionable, at best. Seems many of these judges, who may be well intentioned, are actually ruling in favor of the […]