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Happy New Year for Homeowners! No More Cutting Corners for Banks!

Banks will need to clean up their circus “act” in 2012 when it comes to Florida foreclosure cases thanks to a series of stinging decisions handed down by the 4th District Court of Appeals that could be the gift that keeps on giving for Florida homeowners. The court finally realized the banks must have the proper authority before they proceed […]

Hooray for Sheila Bair, a Regulator Who Stood Up for the Little Guy

Three cheers for Sheila Bair, the former head of the FDIC and a true advocate for the little guy, who resigned this week on July 8th. She fought for what is right for the homeowner, the depositor and the taxpayer. Shelia was probably the only person in the Obama administration who really “got it.” As a financial regulator, she understood […]

Roy Oppenheim on Real Estate Game Changers: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Oil Prices

For five years I’ve discussed the inevitability of Black Swan events that change everything overnight – game changers. Certainly, the earthquake in Japan and the subsequent rash of Tsunamis are reminders of that phenomenon as is the ongoing escalated strife and instability in the Middle East. Not only have oil prices shot up, we now face a whole new set […]

Local Governments Are Playing “Shell Games” With Our Property Taxes That Will Push More Homes Into Foreclosure

Weren’t you surprised when you opened your mailbox? Most folks were stunned when they received their estimated real estate tax bill over the past few weeks. Like me, they justifiably expected that their property taxes would go down as their assessed values for their property decreased. However, this was not the case as the property taxes either stayed the same […]

Workshop for the Upside Down and Underwater – LIVE ONLINE July 7 at 6 PM

Underwater on your mortgage? It seems like regardless of financial or social status, someone is upside down, underwater or ready to walk. July 7th is your chance to get answers to your real estate questions as Roy Oppenheim hosts his free monthly Foreclosure Workshop LIVE ONLINE and in Weston, FL. Join Oppenheim, recently profiled in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, tomorrow […]

Foreclosure Decreases and Mediations Story in Miami Herald, Roy Oppenheim Interviewed

The Miami Herald is reporting the flood of South Florida foreclosures is receding in the first five months of 2010 as foreclosure filings have fallen sharply and efforts to ease the courts’ backlogs are kicking in. But Oppenheim Law isn’t so sure the decreases are going to last and believes the next big wave of filings will come soon. Foreclosure […]

Daily Business Review Spotlights Oppenheim Law and Strategic Default in Today’s Economic Outlook

Is strategic default nearing its peak? Oppenheim Law doesn’t think so. Pointing to recent positive indicators in the economy and real estate market, today’s Daily Business Review poses this question to foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim in today’s Economic Outlook. Signals of stabilization in South Florida real estate include: The Florida Association of Realtors reported May data showing year-over-year increases […]