A Real Estate Game-Changer: Cryptocurrency From buying coffee, to booking vacations and even purchasing homes, one cannot help but notice the growing adoption of digital currency (called cryptocurrency) in purchasing goods and services. This past August, our team at Oppenheim Law proudly announced that we began accepting cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum, as payments for our professional services. The […]
Category: Florida Real Estate
Millennials: Trade your Student Loans for a Mortgage. As we noted in an earlier blog, it’s no secret that mounting student loans have made it difficult for Millennials to buy homes. Eagle Home Mortgage, the lending arm of South Florida’s largest homebuilder, Lennar Corp., is proposing a new solution to try and remove this common financial obstacle. Lennar Corp recently […]
Adjustable-rate Mortgages: The New Millennial Trend? In a previous video blog, we discussed crucial differences and considerations when it comes to choosing an Adjustable-Rate-Mortgage (ARM) versus a fixed-rate mortgage. A recent article from The Wall Street Journal shed some light on how Millennials are progressively opting for ARMs as opposed to the standard fixed-rate mortgages. While ARMs account for less […]
Amazon Stirs Controversy With “Hire a Realtor” Feature Fresh off Amazon’s “biggest day ever” for their third annual Prime Day event, shoppers may have seen a peek of a “Hire a Realtor” page on Amazon’s website. While Amazon has since removed the page for unknown reasons, it has caused a rattling in the real estate world as many try to […]
Though the country faces new challenges in 2017, the South Florida real estate market looks good long term. Buying a home is still one of the most important investments you can make and that holds true in the current South Florida housing market. Prices for homes in South Florida are still relatively low and have yet to reach the levels […]
As very few probably know, including myself until recently, the House of Representatives has passed an early holiday gift for taxpayers concerning real estate. It is also expected that the Senate and President will follow suit in the near future. Ironically; however, it is too little, too late.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing heavy lobbying from both sides of the fast-track foreclosure bill that arrived on his desk this week.
This post by Roy Oppenheim was originally published in Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Recently, we won a court victory against one of the nation’s biggest financial players. Our client, who had a $2.5 million mortgage, stopped making payments after the bank forced placed insurance on the home, even though he […]