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Category: Roy Oppenheim

Who gets the Golden Ticket? Charlie or the Banks?

Financial Times Headline: Caution urged on US bank foreclosure fines Who gets the golden ticket? We all remember the deserving Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. In the end, Charlie gets the Chocolate Factory and the golden ticket. This week’s Financial Times writer Tom Braithwaite reported a story: Caution urged on US bank foreclosure […]

“Welfare for the Rich” – Matt Taibbi Exposes Disgusting Practices at the Federal Reserve

The question of the decade: Why isn’t Wall Street in jail? In a typical jaw-dropping article for Rolling Stone Magazine The Real Housewives of Wall Street, Matt Taibbi reveals the shocking practices of the Federal Reserve during the Great Recession. With the nation staggering, the Federal Reserve took it upon itself to lend trillions of dollars at nearly zero percent […]

Media Optimism. Spring Good Time to Buy and Sell Florida Real Estate

Will April flowers bring May showers for Florida real estate sales? While some U.S. economists are still singing doom and gloom when it comes to the real estate market, TODAY show contributor and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran sees some positive signs for prospective buyers and sellers, South Florida Law Blog shares this optimistic outlook. During a recent appearance on […]

And the Winner is…South Florida Law Blog! Named Best Business and Tech Blog by Sun-Sentinel readers

Wed Apr 20, 2011 by on Roy Oppenheim

South Florida voted, and Oppenheim Law’s South Florida Law Blog came out on top in the category of Best Business and Technology Blog in the 2nd Annual Sun-Sentinel Best of Blogs Awards. Discussing topics like Florida foreclosure defense, homeowners’ rights, real estate tips and trends, and the economy, Oppenheim Law’s foreclosure defense attorneys interpret the latest news and translate what […]

Banks Desperately Seeking Short Sales

There is an interesting practice developing at our nation’s big banks. Borrowers who are in or nearing foreclosure are being offered thousands of dollars to short sale their homes. Some are even being offered $35,000 to get rid of their homes, and quickly. This situation presents an intriguing insight into the way banks are thinking at the moment. Banks would […]

Deficiency Judgments Haunting Return, Jason Lives Once Again

Like the never ending horror franchise, deficiency judgments are back. A Florida deficiency judgment occurs when a bank pursues the remaining balance on a mortgage either after a foreclosure or, in theory, after a Florida short sale. Most banks are currently too busy to process deficiency judgments because they are dealing with foreclosures and short sales. Due to the large […]

More Good News! Higher Real Estate Prices in Select South Florida Cities

Weston is Number One! Zip codes with good schools, high paying jobs are topping list. Some areas of South Florida are finally seeing the first steps of a tentative recovery. As reported by the Sun-Sentinel, ten zip codes in Broward and six in Palm Beach County are seeing higher home prices. 33327, in Weston, saw the largest price increase from […]

Budgetary Hardball Almost Forces Court Closures: Courts’ Reliance On Foreclosure Fees Exposed

The Florida Court system, including judges, nearly faced mandatory furloughs and unpaid vacations due to an emergency shortfall in its budget. Court employees faced up to 30 days of unpaid vacation through the end of May. The reason for the short fall was the precipitous drop in foreclosure filings, which generated the fees the courts relied upon for the majority […]

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