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Category: Florida Real Estate

Homeowner's Super Bowl — Clock Winding Down on Robo-Signing Settlement

The clock may have run out on this year’s Super Bowl (Way to go Giants!!) but there’s still a few minutes left in this year’s REAL grudge match, the Banks vs. the Attorney Generals. It’s 4th and Inches, the score is tied, and it would be nice to avoid overtime. Today we could learn whether the much-discussed robo-signing settlement with […]

Foreclosure Crisis: Will Government Right This Sinking Ship?

We’ve all been reading with horror about the developing situation in Italy with the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized last Friday, killing several people. What really caught our attention is the actions of the ship’s captain Francesco Schettino, who reportedly abandoned ship in the middle of the evacuations. He’s been blamed for causing the tragedy by recklessly taking […]

Week In Review: Federal Reserve Wakes Up; Fla. Foreclosures Down, Fannie Mae CEO Resigns, Banks Questioned Over Home Insurance Hikes

Now that the holidays are behind us and we’re well into the new year, news that will impact the foreclosure market in 2012 is starting to cross our desk. So what headlines were we talking about this week? Federal Reserve Wake-Up Call! This week we blogged about the Federal Reserve finally coming around and looking out for the homeowners, instead […]

Federal Reserve Wake up Call! Finally looking out for the little guy

Finally!!!It’s a word that is being bantered about the hallways of Oppenheim Law all too often these days, and thanks to the Fed’s recent comments on the foreclosure crisis, it’s been thrown around at rapid-fire pace these last few days. Through a 26-page white paper which highlighted the “extraordinary problems plaguing the housing market”, officials at the Federal Reserve have […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]