Amazon’s Search for A New Headquarters: the Search for a “Prime” Location and the Effects on Real Estate Cities across North America, including several South Florida cities, are engaged in what seems to be a reality show-like competition to be Amazon’s chosen city for its new $5 billion headquarters. From the installation of massive Amazon delivery boxes around the […]
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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. […]
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 […]
Hurricane Harvey: A Harsh Reality for Houston Sends a Dire Warning to the U.S. With the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, when most people will be grilling and relaxing, it’s important to take notice of how lucky we all are and yet, at the same time, how many of us are in dire need. Hurricane Harvey, still an active tropical […]
You Can’t Sell A House That Is Underwater. South Florida’s Coastal Homeowners Facing Climate Change Disaster Threat.
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 […]
It’s no secret that a strong housing market is an essential part of any well balanced economy. Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal presented troublesome figures on home buying and housing-related spending. This gave us insight, primarily citing strict credit standards, as to why the U.S. economy has not had a meaningful bounce-back as in previous post-recession recoveries. In […]
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.
Gov. Rick Scott signs fast-foreclosure bill into law. Members of opposition grops have had discussions about challenging the law as unconstitutional and asking the courts to delay its implementation until it receives judicial review.