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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Foreclosures, short sales declining across South Florida

Mon Mar 31, 2014 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel and republished in the South Florida Law Blog with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, homeowner defense attorney and legal blogger. Click here to read the original article. Declining foreclosures, short sales and unemployment rates  Declining foreclosures, short sales and unemployment rates normalize housing industry in Palm Beach and Broward Counties while […]

Update: The State of Florida Deficiency Judgments in 2014

Wed Mar 12, 2014 by on Florida Law News

The following article is written for the South Florida Law Blog by Oppenheim Law attorney Roy Oppenheim.  Florida has remained in the top three of states with the highest foreclosure rate since the housing market collapsed in late 2007. Even scarier for distressed homeowners is the fact that Florida is a recourse state, permitting lenders to seek deficiency judgments for […]

Homeowners Experience Déjà Vu of Injustice, as Mortgage Servicers Adopt Banks’ Abusive Practices

Mon Mar 3, 2014 by on Florida Law News

Once again, homeowners facing foreclosure are falling victim to abusive practices in the handling of their mortgage, but this time the overpromising and under delivering can be attributed to entities other than the banks – mortgage servicers. As the name suggests, “mortgage servicers” are entities that handle and service mortgage loans.  A recent trend in the mortgage industry, is for […]

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