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Category: Foreclosure Defense

Broward County Order Gives Homeowners Short End of the Stick… Again

Broward County homeowners now face an additional hurdle when trying to complete a loan modification or short sale to avoid a Florida foreclosure. In Sun-Sentinel reporter Paul Owers’ blog House Keys, Owers discusses the ramifications of Broward County now requiring 10 days’ notice to cancel residential foreclosure auctions according to an administrative order signed by Broward Chief Judge Victor Tobin. […]

As David Stern’s Foreclosure Mill Closes Down, a Miami-Dade Judge Dresses Down a Foreclosure Mill

    On a recent Friday morning in Miami-Dade County, Judge Maxine Cohen Lando went on the record to dress down a foreclosure mill in such a fashion that it brought chills to any lawyer who is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. The foreclosure case was before the court because the defendant had brought a motion […]

Roy Oppenheim on Real Estate Game Changers: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Oil Prices

For five years I’ve discussed the inevitability of Black Swan events that change everything overnight – game changers. Certainly, the earthquake in Japan and the subsequent rash of Tsunamis are reminders of that phenomenon as is the ongoing escalated strife and instability in the Middle East. Not only have oil prices shot up, we now face a whole new set […]

Workshop Replay: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – No more Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Why isn’t Wall Street in Jail? Is our government a giant Ponzi scheme? These are the questions Roy Oppenheim asked during Wednesday night’s Short Sale and Foreclosure Defense seminar. During the webcast, Oppenheim discusses how with the departure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac also goes the traditional 30-year mortgage, paving the way for a new 20-year mortgage, higher interest […]

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road…Goodbye 30-Year Mortgages?

The American Dream as we know it is being redefined for Florida real estate and the nation. Elton John’s famous song Goodbye Yellow Brick Road reminds us that homeownership will no longer define the American Dream and the Yellow Brick Road really leads to no where (just like in Oz). So the tune Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is sounding the […]

Real Estate Madness: Madoff Burns Banks and Brands Government

Is the whole government a Ponzi scheme? Bernie Madoff thinks so and who would know better than the master manipulator himself? When the greatest financial criminal in history calls collect, you listen. The result? A fascinating feature by New York Magazine writer Steve Fishman exploring Bernie Madoff’s brazen plan, subsequent panic and tumultuous downfall. Perhaps most interesting is Madoff’s assertion […]

Red Carpet Winners, Short Sales and Oppenheim Law’s March Real Estate Workshop

Join Florida Foreclosure Defense and Short Sale Attorney Roy Oppenheim March 9th at 6 PM. “Not a single financial executive has gone to jail”…that is how Producer Charles Ferguson rocked the Oscars by starting his acceptance speech for winning best feature documentary for “Inside Job,” a film about the 2008 financial system meltdown. How appropriate. Meanwhile, Florida real estate is […]

Florida Real Estate Trends: Renting, Buying, Financing at Your Own Risk Later

The Florida real estate market just can’t catch a break! With Obama’s new federal housing finance plan unveiled, including its proposal that government phase out the support of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, it’s unclear what the impact of such a move would be on the fragile housing and mortgage market. But one thing is for sure: Financing a home […]