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Category: Florida Foreclosures

No April Fools: Supreme Court Narrows Definition of Debt Collector

No April Fools Day

Another Power Play for the Multi-Billion Dollar Banking Industry. The United States Supreme Court has now rendered a unanimous decision in the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus, LLP, finding that law firms who enforce a security interest such as a mortgage (as opposed to directly collecting a debt) are not debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices […]

STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON:  REAL ESTATE MARKET CLEARLY A HARBINGER FOR UPCOMING RECESSION

STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON  REAL ESTATE MARKET CLEARLY A HARBINGER FOR UPCOMING RECESSION

While I would be the last person to want to be called “Chicken Little,” it is still important that I continue to serve as a messenger for the disparate factual analysis that indicates that the real estate market is clearly slowing and that may well be a harbinger for the entire economy.  In fact, just yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced […]

Challenges for the Furloughed Individual: A Housing Perspective

furloughed federal worker

I just got off the phone with a national housing news reporter. They wanted to know the types of calls we at Oppenheim Law have been fielding from employees who have been furloughed by the unprecedented government shutdown; and the kind of advice we have been giving these individuals. Although I could only speak in generalities under the attorney-client privilege, […]

Florida Supreme Court Mandates Foreclosure Jurisprudence Be Played On A Level Playing Field Entitling Homeowners to Attorney’s Fees For Faulty Foreclosures

Uneven Playing Field Banks And Homeowners

The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that when a homeowner legitimately defeats the bank in a foreclosure case, regardless of the reason, the bank is required to pay the homeowner’s attorney’s fees. The Oppenheim Law team recently had the honor of filing a friend-of-the-court brief (otherwise known as an amicus curiae brief) in the case of Glass v. Nationstar, which has […]

“A Retrospective From the Trenches of the Great Recession- What remains the same ten years later”

Zillow’s Home Value Index since 2009

Roy Oppenheim’s retrospection on the 10 year Anniversary of the Great Recession. Part two: The unchanged. I started a series of retrospective posts and videos to reflect upon the tenth-year anniversary of the Great Recession. The first post addressed the consequences of the economic collapse. This post discusses what remains the same after it, and in the next, and last […]

What Has Changed & What Hasn’t Changed During the 10-year Great Recession Anniversary

10 year great recession

  Roy Oppenheim Shares What Has Changed & What Hasn’t Changed During the 10-year Great Recession Anniversary Hi, Roy Oppenheim here, real estate attorney, foreclosure defense attorney, and legal blogger for the South Florida Law blog. Folks have been asking me recently what my thoughts are about the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession and the foreclosure crisis. And I’ve […]

“A Retrospective From the Trenches of the Great Recession – 10 years later”

“A Retrospective From the Trenches of the Great Recession – 10 years later”

  Roy Oppenheim’s retrospection on the 10 Year Anniversary of the Great Recession Usually anniversaries tend to make us slow down and look back.  For us at Oppenheim Law, the anniversary of the start of the Great-Recession of 2008 has been an opportunity to look back, appreciate what we have learned and set new goals for years to come.  There […]