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Category: Deficiency Judgements

Residential Real Estate Market Already Headed Over Fiscal Cliff

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. They say there is no rest for the weary, and that seems especially appropriate for our nation’s elected officials. Election Day may be still be fresh in our rear-view mirror, but in case you have forgotten, the lame duck […]

Strategic Defaulters Are Public Enemy #1 Again (Unless They’re on Wall Street)

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homesand is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Deficiency judgments are probably the last thing any homeowner under threat of foreclosure wants to think about. For the uninitiated, a deficiencyis when the proceeds from a foreclosure sale, or a short sale, don’t cover the balance of the mortgage […]

Foreclosure Mills, Bank Fraud and the Housing Market — 2011's Top Headlines Pt. 2

Continuing our list here’s Pt. 2 of our Top 10 stories for 2011 — #5 — Foreclosure Fraud Files Released As 2011 got underway we were presented with a fascinating yet disturbing report by the Florida Association of Court Clerks called “Unfair, Deceptive and Unconscionable Acts in Foreclosure Cases”. It brought these horrible practices into the harsh light of day. […]

How to Avoid a Foreclosure Hangover: Deficiency Judgment

Deficiency judgments are potent, expensive and on the rise according to experts quoted in a recent foreclosure defense Wall Street Journal article! If Oppenheim Law had a warning label it might read: Deficiency judgments can be hazardous to your financial health. For best results hire a foreclosure defense attorney. Deficiency judgments are today’s toxic wake up call.

Florida Deficiency Judgments FAQs . . . By Popular Demand

Oppenheim Law’s most popular videos and blog posts are on the topic of deficiency judgements. So, by popular demand, we will continue to provide news and insight on this topic. Understanding deficiencies and the Florida rules which pertain to them are key to avoid getting a deficiency judgment. What is a Deficiency? The unpaid mortgage debt associated with a residence […]

VIDEO: How to Avoid Deficiency Judgments by Roy Oppenheim

Attorney Roy Oppenheim’s Summer School is in session with a special focus on Florida foreclosure defense strategies including today’s topic: How to avoid a Florida Deficiency Judgement. Oppenheim Law wants to help “bullet-proof” Florida homeowners against the banks; helping them understand the difference between a deficiency and a deficiency judgement. A deficiency is when the bank forecloses on your house […]

Banks Desperately Seeking Short Sales

There is an interesting practice developing at our nation’s big banks. Borrowers who are in or nearing foreclosure are being offered thousands of dollars to short sale their homes. Some are even being offered $35,000 to get rid of their homes, and quickly. This situation presents an intriguing insight into the way banks are thinking at the moment. Banks would […]