Yearly Archives: 2011

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 […]

Federal Judge to SEC: Stop Going Soft on Banks!

Sat Nov 5, 2011 by on Florida Law News

In a follow up to the recent $285 million settlement reached between the SEC and Citigroup, someone other than Roy Oppenheim is starting to ask the hard questions of why do the banks keep getting a “get out of jail free card”? Roy Oppenheim on Reducing Mortgage Fraud, Banks Take Responsibility | South Florida Law Blog. It was reported in […]

NY Times columnist backs Oppenheim in denouncing proposed foreclosure settlement

Wed Nov 2, 2011 by on Bank Fraud & Florida Law News

Florida homeowners might have a new definition for bank robbers… With details now coming to light on a possible deal between banks and the state governments, it’s seems the chances of these financial institutions being held accountable is less and less likely. South Florida law blogger and foreclosure attorney Roy Oppenheim strongly opposed the deal, which is being sought by […]

Revamped HARP Program: Trick or Treat for Underwater Florida Homeowners

Sun Oct 30, 2011 by on Florida Law News

Haunted homeowners finally got some good news this week when the White House announced the re-launching of its 2009 Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). Rising from the dead, the revitalized program features some key costume changes designed to revive the program and help underwater mortgage owners take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates to lower their monthly payments and reduce […]

Banks Go Straight to Jail? Defrauding Investors out of Millions gets Chance Card

Fri Oct 28, 2011 by on Florida Law News

Banks continue to draw the lucky Get out of Jail Free card! South Florida Law Blog’sForeclosure Defense Attorney Roy Oppenheim asks: If the government is truly interested in reducing mortgage fraud, why not go after the ones who cause a larger impact on the economy and affect homeowners on a national scale? It seems the banks get the chance card […]

Law Review Executive Summary: Black Magic of Securitized Trusts

Deconstructing the Black Magic of Securitized Trusts by Roy D. Oppenheim and Jacquelyn K. Trask-Rahn gives an in-depth analysis of the process of securitizing mortgages and how it has gone awry. The article begins with a focus on the rise of subprime lending, the impact that subprime loans, such as “interest-only” and “negative amortization,” had on the American Dream of […]