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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fannie Mae: Housing engine gains momentum, back on track

Tue Aug 27, 2013 by on Florida Law News

By Roy Oppenheim, Esq. | Yahoo! Contributor Network and republished in the South Florida Law Blog COMMENTARY | It’s taken a while for America’s economic engine to gain some speed, but it finally appears that the nation is back on track after having derailed when the housing market crashed. Mortgage giant Fannie Mae, which keeps tabs of such things, has released its full-year forecast for both the […]

Palm Beach Post Editorial: Free ‍houses? The banks would deserve it.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following editorial was originally published in The Palm Beach Post and written by Rhonda ‍Swan for The Post Editorial Board and republished with excerpts by  Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law for the South Florida Law Blog. If Floridians continue to get free houses because of the state’s five-year statute of limitation on debt collection, it could be the kick in the pants lenders need to expedite the more […]

Florida homeowners get $9.2 billion in home help

Mon Aug 26, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Kimberly Miller – Palm Beach Post and republished with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law on behalf of the South Florida Law Blog.  WEST PALM BEACH — Florida homeowners received more than $9.2 billion in home loan help through the historic National Mortgage Settlement negotiated last year, exceeding expectations by $800 million, according to a final progress report released […]

POST IN DEPTH: FORECLOSURE FALLOUT How to get your house for free: Rare but possible

Sun Aug 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Kimberly Miller – for the Palm Beach Post  and republished with excerpts by  Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law for the South Florida Law Blog. WEST PALM BEACH — Florida’s five-year deadline to foreclose on a home is ticking on thousands of aging cases statewide, giving lucky borrowers a shot at a free house and catching banks with […]

The New Glacial Pace of Foreclosure Law

Thu Aug 15, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article is written and authored by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law for Yahoo! and republished in The South Florida Law Blog.  All rights reserved.   I have always used the word “glacial” as a term to describe something that moves incredibly slowly.  Most glaciers move at a pace that is so slow, the movement is invisible to the naked eye […]

Million-dollar mansion won by real estate mavens

Sun Aug 11, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by KIMBERLY MILLER -for Palm Beach Post Staff Writer and republished by Roy Oppenheim for the South Florida Law Blog. He is the self-proclaimed condo king of New England, a man so cheeky that after five years in prison for bank fraud he’d moor his 94-foot yacht off the federal courthouse in Boston just to goad prosecutors. She is the […]

Eminent Domain: An unlikely hero for underwater housing communities

The following article was written in  Yahoo! Homes by  Roy Oppenheim, real estate and foreclosure defense attorney and republished in the  The South Florida Law Blog. Cities are turning to the concept of eminent domain to battle sinking property values and assist homeowners in distress. The desperate fight against the long foreclosure crisis plaguing working-class neighborhoods across the country may have found its […]