Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal firmly put its foot down against a rogue homeowners association which, like many other homeowners associations, has a tendency to bully defendants in foreclosure proceedings by failing to follow the law. Such conduct is not unusual in the realm of the foreclosure world.
Yearly Archives: 2016
Just last month California’s Supreme Court declined to rule on a hot and eagerly anticipated question for borrowers in foreclosure: whether a loan transferred into a trust after the trust’s closing date is void. The Court’s analysis in Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corporation discussed Glaski v. Bank of American N.A. which clearly stated that a borrower is able to […]
South Florida has recently been experiencing what can very well be considered a real estate renaissance; a second awakening of the real estate market after the horror that was called the foreclosure crisis. Unbelievable.
Imagine the savings if you were able to claim a homestead exemption in every state that has the exemption. We would all be buying up property across the country. However, buyer beware!
Oppenheim Law Legal Update as of 3/31/2019: Who knew the Wall Street Journal subscribed to the South Florida Law Blog! We anticipate that investors with large deposits will need legal counsel to devise legal strategies regarding walking away from these deposits. Watch on Periscope with Roy Oppenheim, partner discussing the impact on South Florida Real Estate: Cheap Oil, Weak Stocks and […]
There’s a difference between #dirtbag lawyers and #dirtlawyers In response to the 60 Minutes piece that recently aired. Roy Oppenheim has a message to U.S. lawyers helping launder money. Why All Lawyers Are Not Dirt Bags It’s funny as a real estate lawyer we frequently call ourselves dirt lawyers. Thankfully rarely have I been called a “dirtbag”. Unfortunately, this […]
South Florida homeowners you’re never going to believe this one. The “Foreclosure Help Desk” is no longer operational at the Broward County Courthouse.
U.S. Government attempts to scare “secret buyers” in Miami-Dade County, Florida and Manhattan, New York
[VIDEO: Secret Real Estate Buyers May Become Scarce in Miami-Dade County] The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a division of the U.S. Treasury Department, announced a temporary crackdown on secret real estate buyers in Miami-Dade and New York City. The Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) will temporarily require certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind the […]