Monthly Archives: October 2020

Special Zoom At Noon: Post Election Analysis on Legal Issues, Economy & Real Estate

Fri Oct 30, 2020 by on Business & Florida Foreclosures

Dear Friends: I hope that you are well during these challenging times. As many of you know, from the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, our law firm and title company sponsored a free weekly webinar, Zoom at Noon, providing insight as to emerging legal and real estate issues due to COVID-19. For 30 consecutive weeks, until our first grandchild was […]

Housing Availability: Supply Demand Economics

Mon Oct 26, 2020 by on Real Estate

Housing Availability: Supply Demand Economics

For anyone who has been recently house-hunting, they will tell you the same story: the supply of available housing has decreased, increasing sale prices. According to a recent report, at the current sales pace, that represents only a 2.7-month housing supply which is the lowest since Realtors began tracking this number in 1982. While sales of existing homes rose higher […]

‘People Should Be Going to Prison’: Ocwen to Pay $11M, but Florida Lawyers Say That’s Not Enough

Fri Oct 16, 2020 by on Florida Law News

‘People Should Be Going to Prison’: Ocwen to Pay $11M, but Florida Lawyers Say That’s Not Enough

Article Originally posted on (L to R) Ashley Moody Florida attorney general, Bruce Jacobs, Jacobs Legal and Roy Oppenheim Oppenheim Law (Photos: J. Albert Diaz/ALM, Courtesy Photo) Lawyers who litigated against the company in separate cases criticized the agreement as weak. “While residential foreclosures are at a temporary lull due to federal moratoriums, these moratoriums, just like Florida’s, will come to […]

Climate Change: Rising Seas and the South Florida Housing Market

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The notion of climate change, specifically rising seas,  affecting coastal homes and properties within Florida is not necessarily novel.  We have been addressing this issue for some time, raising the question of how coastal flooding may impact the housing market in general. Yesterday, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Sun-Sentinel all reported the same story:  Florida […]