Monthly Archives: November 2011

Own vs Rent: Florida Stronger Allure for Home Buyers

Are the days of foreclosure turning into buy-closure? Owning a home in Florida continues to become the more affordable option relative to renting, but several obstacles prevent many from taking the plunge according to a recent Florida real estate article in the Wall Street Journal.   The inventory of unsold homes has declined sharply from one year ago in many […]

Roy Oppenheim Gives Thanks to Florida Homeowners

Wed Nov 23, 2011 by on Florida Law News

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I always ask myself why and come to the same conclusions: Traditions! Whether you are born in the U.S., a recent immigrant or like me, a first generation from immigrant parents … on Thanksgiving we are not just all Americans … but we are all Hundred Percenters. That’s right. Not 99 percenters […]

Occupy Your Living Room! What? #OccupyWallStreet Via Foreclosure

Fri Nov 18, 2011 by on Florida Law News

Some underwater and financially fractured homeowners are supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement from the comfort of their own living room. As the Occupy Wall Street completes its two-month anniversary and demonstrators were removed from Zuccotti Park, let’s take a moment to reflect on why these demonstrations are now resonating with both Main Street America and homeowners that are underwater […]

#Fail – Government Plan to Help #Florida Homeowners

At first glance, it looks like Florida foreclosure victims are finally getting the help they need from the feds. Reading the fine print it looks like if we had to describe this in one tweet word: #fail. The same banksters that sunk the economic ship into the mortgage crisis are now the decision makers for homeowners looking for foreclosure mercy. […]

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Top 20 Healthiest Housing Market

Thu Nov 10, 2011 by on Florida Law News

The news isn’t all about Florida foreclosures and short sales…three Florida markets actually have good news to report. Miami Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Bradenton/Sarasota/Venice Not just one, but three Florida markets were included in the top 20 healthiest real estate markets in the United States – encouraging news for Florida homeowners or future buyers. Builder Online released it’s bi-annual 2011 […]

Judges Wants Changes in Foreclosure Mediation Program

Mon Nov 7, 2011 by on Florida Law News

We are pleased (and amused) that judges agree with what foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim has repeatedly said. The mandatory foreclosure mediation is barely helping homeowners because the banks refuse to reach agreements with the borrowers.The Daily Business Review looked to state and bankruptcy judges to point out some of the main issues with the foreclosure mediation program. The Review […]