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Category: Short Sales

Snow, Egypt, Super Bowl Sunday and the Real Estate Countdown

January is historically a sleepy month stemming from the holiday hangover. But this year the first month of the year closed with a crash of economic, political and severe-weather related events that put the world in a freeze frame. February started with a continued roar as events continue to unfold. Super Bowl Sunday is notable for two reasons: it is […]

Another Black Swan! Egypt's Impact on Short Sales and Foreclosures Workshop

The ‘black swans’ just keep on coming, as underwater homeowners brace themselves for a new set of rules in 2011. Amid international struggle, national weather crises and local real estate unrest, new data shows that real estate prices continue to drop while short sale rates are skyrocketing. Want to learn more? Attend Oppenheim Law and Weston Title‘s Real Estate Workshop […]

News of the Week: Egypt Unplugs, Obama’s New Rules, Foreclosures “Out”, Short Sales “In”

This was a historical week. Besides marking the 25th anniversary of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger – an event that itself marked the end of an era; this week’s headlines included Obama’s new rules/new economy State of the Union; Friday marked the first time in history that part of the Internet went dead as Egypt “unplugged itself” in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oppenheim Law Wants You To Be the Judge: Are Florida’s Courts Restricting Access to the Media + Homeowners?

by Attorney Geoffrey Sherman and Roy Oppenheim Once again, we have Lore versus Law. I’m sure by now when you hear the term “Rocket-Docket” you immediately associate this term with how the Florida’s courts are handling the foreclosure crisis. For those of you who don’t know, Florida’s legislature appropriated approximately $9.6 million this year from Federal stimulus funds to clear […]

Rolling Stone Read: Reckless Rubber Stamping Foreclosures

by Ellen Pilelsky – From the Heart There is something so deeply wrong and disturbing with the current foreclosure crisis. Simply: While most of us have some opinion as to the foreclosure mess, many don’t seem to care about the incredible amount of fraud that has occurred and continues to take place each day. Some argue that people who fail […]

Oppenheim Week in Review: Foreclosures News, Views and Video Workshops Replay

Homeownership Reaches Record Lows According to new industry estimates, millions of houses on the verge of foreclosure could send homeownership to its lowest level since 1960. Long considered a cornerstone of the American dream, homeownership has been sliding since the housing bubble burst in 2006. New projections say the rate could plummet to about 62%, compared with 69.4% in 2004. […]