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Category: Real Estate Law

Oppenheim Law’s Two Cents on Glass

Thu Apr 12, 2018 by on Real Estate Law

Recently, our team at Oppenheim Law had the honor of filing a friend of the court brief (otherwise known as an amicus curiae) with the Florida Supreme Court on the issue of whether a borrower in a foreclosure action can obtain attorneys’ fees when the Court has found that the lender did not have standing to bring the action. Our […]

Congress and President Trump Surprise Homeowners with Extension of Tax Benefits for Loan Forgiveness Income Through 2017

Wed Feb 28, 2018 by on Real Estate Law

Unexpected good news for many homeowners! As we had mentioned in previous blog posts, the Mortgage Debt Relief Forgiveness Act of 2007 had been extended through December 31, 2016 by the Obama administration. Recently, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which retroactively extended certain provisions even further through December 31, 2017. Some of the extensions include the tax […]

The Stock Market, Interest Rates, and Real Estate: A Dynamic Relationship

As we all know, real estate is affected by the stock market.  The stock market has been rallying, except for last week when the market had one of its worst weeks in several years.  In addition, bond prices fell, signaling the rise of interest rates. Economists have forecasted that the Fed will likely increase interest rates from three to four […]

Attn: Homeowners at the “Low-End” of the Market!

Thinking of Adding a Home to Your Holiday List? With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are spending money, and many may be seeking to purchase residential real estate, either due to relocation, downsizing, or a first purchase.  Whatever the reason, it’s no secret that there is a critical shortage of affordable homes on the market. Because […]

Sci Fi Meets Real Estate: Robots Become Service Providers in Managing Properties

A recent property management report released in Forbes illustrates the use of robots providing guided home-showings online, aiding property managers by providing potential tenants with a quick and easy way to view real estate properties. As though we were watching an episode of The Jetsons, robots are now offering guided tours online. Once given access, pre-qualified tenants are able to […]

You Can’t Sell A House That Is Underwater. South Florida’s Coastal Homeowners Facing Climate Change Disaster Threat.

Wed May 3, 2017 by on Real Estate Law & Roy Oppenheim

With all the discussion regarding the real estate market’s volatility, one scenario has been largely overlooked especially with the implications it would have on South Florida. A recent article by Bloomberg shed more light on the detrimental effect rising sea levels would have on South Florida coastal homeowners. Having represented thousands of underwater homeowners, we take the threat of being […]

The Race to the “Closing” Finish Line

Thu Jan 19, 2017 by on Real Estate Law

  Preparing for a marathon race can only be accomplished with the right advice and preparation to help you overcome obstacles and reach the finish line. Buying a home is analogous to the kind of preparation needed to reach the finish line. Having your real estate professional team prepare and coach you in order to avoid hurdles and make the […]