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Category: Roy Oppenheim

Beat January Blues, Find Source of Inspiration

Today has been deemed “Blue Monday,” the most depressing day of the year. Psychologist Cliff Arnall came up with an actual formula to show that the third Monday in January can be a real downer for many people. The formula is weather plus debt minus salary multiplied by the time since Christmas to the time since failure to fulfill New […]

It’s A Short Sale World After All

It’s still a buyer’s market. That’s the conclusion of consumers in a new Gallup poll that reveals 67 percent of Americans feel now is a “good time” to buy a house. That hasn’t changed much since April 2009. So despite harder-to-come-by financing and the possibility of a housing double-dip, it seems historically low interest rates and bargain basement home prices […]

Weston Title and Oppenheim Law Complete One of the Largest Short Sales with JP Morgan Chase

Today, Weston Title and Oppenheim Law completed one of the largest short sales with JP Morgan Chase. The original note was approximately $6 million, but the bank approved a payoff for almost half that amount. The bank agreed to the haircut in exchange for receiving the $3 million in proceeds. Further, the bank waived the deficiency judgment demonstrating what Roy […]

Week in Review: Foreclosure Headlines by Oppenheim Law

If the first two weeks of 2011 are any indication, we’re in for a roller coaster year for the real estate economy. From unleashing the Foreclosure Fraud Files to the Ibanez decision that banks had wrongly foreclosed on two homes, the foreclosure defense climate changed hourly. Oppenheim Law is along for the ride, contributing to both local and national foreclosure […]

Tune in or Come by Tonight! The Future of Foreclosures Workshop

By Roy Oppenheim We’re just half way through the first month of 2011 and foreclosure fraud continues to make headline news. Tonight Oppenheim Law will be in Boca Raton hosting our monthly foreclosure defense workshop “The Future of Foreclosures”. Will this be the year of the short sale? How will the Feds help (or not help)? What is the best […]

Then and Now: Florida Judge Says: Shut up and mind your own business!

If we digress for one moment and go back to the end of 2007 or the beginning of 2008 here is the story I will share with you all. I was attending a hearing on behalf of one of our earlier foreclosure clients in the area of foreclosure defense before a prominent Broward County Circuit judge. I witnessed the judge […]

The Foreclosure Fraud Files Released! Thanks to Florida Defense Attorneys

“Unfair, Deceptive and Unconscionable Acts in Foreclosure Cases”, that’s the name of the presentation made to the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Controllers by the Attorney General’s office of the State of Florida. The title speaks for itself. The presentation is truly fascinating and intriguing but in some ways very disappointing. It is a poor reflection of our own […]

Roy’s Rules for 2011: New Year, New Normal

You might have resolutions; I say let’s just rewrite the rules. When it comes to surviving the real estate hangover from the past few years of excessive financial abuse, Florida homeowners need to sober up. Here are my top 10 rules for 2011: 1. Avoid the use of credit during a deflationary economy… use credit when inflation returns. 2. Be […]