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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Double Dip Recession? Find out March 9th How World Events Affect Underwater Homeowners

As we prepare for Oppenheim Law‘s March 9th Foreclosure and Short Sale Workshop, one thing is clear: Florida real estate is not immune to world events. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a sluggish start to selling season, typically kicked off by Super Bowl Sunday. Given the volatile international headlines this week, this news hardly comes as a surprise. From […]

Florida Real Estate Trends: Renting, Buying, Financing at Your Own Risk Later

The Florida real estate market just can’t catch a break! With Obama’s new federal housing finance plan unveiled, including its proposal that government phase out the support of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, it’s unclear what the impact of such a move would be on the fragile housing and mortgage market. But one thing is for sure: Financing a home […]

Housing Outlook: Millennials Optimistic; Nightmare Continues for Others

Owning a home is still part of the American Dream…for some. While reports indicate the real estate and foreclosure crisis might be over for certain homeowners, for others it continues like a bad dream. The Huffington Post reported that “Despite signs of continued housing market distress, most homeowners and perspective buyers are optimistic about the housing market, according to a […]

Egypt Era Ends and Fannie Mae Says: You're Fired to Fort Lauderdale Law Firm

Sat Feb 12, 2011 by on Florida Law News

A crazy week it’s been once again. In Egypt President Mubarak resigned, but while a military government is not American-style democracy; it shows the power of a thought connected to millions of people through social media such as Facebook and Twitter and good old fashioned passive resistance. In fact, let’s be the first to suggest Wael Ghonim, the Google engineer […]

The Long and Short Sale of Real Estate, Roy Oppenheim Webcast Replay

While the dramatic decrease in foreclosures is temporary, the equally sharp uptick of short sales is not. Why? As reported in The Wall Street Journal this week, buyers are snapping up short sales in all-cash deals, breathing life into the crippled Florida real estate market. In our monthly real estate workshop last night, foreclosure defense and real estate attorney Roy […]

Real Estate Workshop Feb. 9th Talks How Short Sales, Bargain Hunters, Cash Buyers Lift Market

Tue Feb 8, 2011 by on Florida Law News

Cash is the name, short sale is the game! Finally we get infused with good real estate news. Today’s Wall Street Journal’s front page story focused on the increase of buyers snapping up homes in all-cash deals, betting that prices are at or near rock bottom prices and breathing life into Florida’s housing markets, one of the worst in the […]

Snow, Egypt, Super Bowl Sunday and the Real Estate Countdown

January is historically a sleepy month stemming from the holiday hangover. But this year the first month of the year closed with a crash of economic, political and severe-weather related events that put the world in a freeze frame. February started with a continued roar as events continue to unfold. Super Bowl Sunday is notable for two reasons: it is […]

Another Black Swan! Egypt's Impact on Short Sales and Foreclosures Workshop

The ‘black swans’ just keep on coming, as underwater homeowners brace themselves for a new set of rules in 2011. Amid international struggle, national weather crises and local real estate unrest, new data shows that real estate prices continue to drop while short sale rates are skyrocketing. Want to learn more? Attend Oppenheim Law and Weston Title‘s Real Estate Workshop […]

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