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Category: Florida Foreclosures

Foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments — 2011’s Top 10 Headlines: Pt.1

In our last blog we talked about the stories that resonated with Roy Oppenheim in 2011, but what stories mattered to you? We reviewed the most popular stories on the South Florida Law Blog this year and came up with our list of the top 10 posts for 2011 # 10 — Florida Deficiency Judgments FAQs . . . By […]

Oppenheim Looks at 2011 and beyond: Foreclosure Crisis, #OccupyWallStreet and Real Estate

With 2011 winding down, foreclosure attorney Roy Oppenheim made a return visit to “The Mind of Money” to share his thoughts on the year that was with host Douglas Lodmell. Just as Oppenheim anticipated, this year we’ve seen how big this foreclosure mess really is. There were numerous investigations, and a self-imposed moratorium on foreclosures during parts of 2011, resulting […]

60 Minutes: Underwater Homes? Everyone’s getting wet!

The world is upside down again: Banks are walking away while homeowners are staying to fight for their neighborhoods. That’s what the team at Oppenheim Law realized after watching 60 Minutes’ latest piece on the foreclosure crisis. This time Scott Pelley focused on a neighborhood in Cleveland where officials has resorted to tearing down what were once perfectly good homes. […]

Own vs Rent: Florida Stronger Allure for Home Buyers

Are the days of foreclosure turning into buy-closure? Owning a home in Florida continues to become the more affordable option relative to renting, but several obstacles prevent many from taking the plunge according to a recent Florida real estate article in the Wall Street Journal.   The inventory of unsold homes has declined sharply from one year ago in many […]

#Fail – Government Plan to Help #Florida Homeowners

At first glance, it looks like Florida foreclosure victims are finally getting the help they need from the feds. Reading the fine print it looks like if we had to describe this in one tweet word: #fail. The same banksters that sunk the economic ship into the mortgage crisis are now the decision makers for homeowners looking for foreclosure mercy. […]

Law Review Executive Summary: Black Magic of Securitized Trusts

Deconstructing the Black Magic of Securitized Trusts by Roy D. Oppenheim and Jacquelyn K. Trask-Rahn gives an in-depth analysis of the process of securitizing mortgages and how it has gone awry. The article begins with a focus on the rise of subprime lending, the impact that subprime loans, such as “interest-only” and “negative amortization,” had on the American Dream of […]

Robo Signers Celebrate One Year Anniversary and Roy Oppenheim Looks for Foreclosure Off Ramp

This is the anniversary no one wants to celebrate. “We’re hitting the one-year anniversary of the robo-signing crisis,” noted Roy Oppenheim, Florida foreclosure defense attorney. “The banks said it would take 60 days to fix. It didn’t take 60 days. It’s been over a year.” A recent article in the Daily Business Review highlights October as the anniversary month when […]

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.