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Current Housing Report: Demand Still Outpacing Supply

Wed Jun 27, 2018 by on Florida Real Estate

Florida Housing Market

May U.S. home sales and construction continued their trend higher as the housing market sustains its record-breaking growth. South Florida is no exception as home sales rose nearly 8% year-over-year in the tri-county region. While indicators point to a red-hot housing market, potential homebuyers struggle with the dwindling supply of homes and affordability. See a “For Sale” sign? Better Act […]

In Celebration of National Take Your Dog to Work Day

Tue Jun 19, 2018 by on News

Oplaw National Dog Day - Winslow

This Friday is the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.  Originally designed to raise awareness of pet adoptions, this special day has taken on special meaning as mental health issues in the work place have dramatically increased. Pets Help Conquer That “Ruff” Day at the Office Across professions, the mental health of employees has become a national topic.  […]

Bitcoin, Blockchain, the stock market, and real estate: Are We In the Twilight Zone?

Over the past twelve months or so, almost everyone has heard about Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies in general, and the blockchain.  Simply stated, cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are an alternative form of payment different from paper currency. The Blockchain is a decentralized open ledger that publicly records transactions between two parties, eliminating the need for an intermediary, such as banks, and allows […]

Oppenheim Law’s Two Cents on Glass

Thu Apr 12, 2018 by on Real Estate Law

Recently, our team at Oppenheim Law had the honor of filing a friend of the court brief (otherwise known as an amicus curiae) with the Florida Supreme Court on the issue of whether a borrower in a foreclosure action can obtain attorneys’ fees when the Court has found that the lender did not have standing to bring the action. Our […]

Congress and President Trump Surprise Homeowners with Extension of Tax Benefits for Loan Forgiveness Income Through 2017

Wed Feb 28, 2018 by on Real Estate Law

Unexpected good news for many homeowners! As we had mentioned in previous blog posts, the Mortgage Debt Relief Forgiveness Act of 2007 had been extended through December 31, 2016 by the Obama administration. Recently, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which retroactively extended certain provisions even further through December 31, 2017. Some of the extensions include the tax […]

Oppenheim Law Featured on Law.com for The Fight for Attorney Fees in Foreclosure Defense Cases

Since the real estate market collapse in 2008, foreclosure defense lawyers in Broward County have worked tirelessly to defend property owners against creditors’ lawsuits seeking to collect on their real estate loans. Ever since, our real estate attorneys have helped countless borrowers hold on to their real estate. We recently prevailed on appeal in a foreclosure lawsuit, but the appellate […]