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Yearly Archives: 2013

As the space race slows, the race to break up America’s biggest banks gains speed

Thu May 16, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Have you seen the YouTube video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s “Ground Control to Major Tom” from the International Space Station? The social media loving space man has become a YouTube sensation with more than 10.5 million (yep that’s million) hits and growing. And that’s only within the span of about a week. While the space race […]

Foreclosure Scams Rampant in Florida

Wed May 15, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Aaron Kase, Lawyers.com, May 1, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog. A Florida man was recently sentenced to 26 years in prison for foreclosure and short sale fraud. John Lebron, 33, was convicted last week of setting up a complex scheme to buy and sell foreclosed houses, make money on each part of the deal, […]

South Florida falls to third in national foreclosure rankings

Mon May 13, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel 5:37 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog with excerpts from Roy Oppenheim. South Florida has relinquished its ranking as the nation’s top spot for foreclosures. After posting the No. 1 foreclosure rate for two consecutive months, the metro area covering Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties fell […]

Foreclosure activity reaches 6-year low

Fri May 10, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Julie Schmit, USA TODAY 12:01 a.m. EDT May 9, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog with excerpts from Roy Oppenheim. Foreclosure activity in April fell to its lowest level in 74 months, but action is ramping up in some states, says a national foreclosure tracker. In April, one of every 905 U.S. housing units received […]

Florida lawmakers push foreclosure bill through

Wed May 8, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The original article was written by Paola Iuspa-Abbott, Daily Business Review, May 8, 2013 with quotes from Roy Oppenheim republished in part with minor edits in the South Florida Law Blog. A foreclosure bill (House Bill 87) that’s awaiting the governor’s signature passed in the Florida Legislature in the last days of the session. Opponents argued the legislation was all […]