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Short sale credit coding glitch could suppress real estate recovery

Tue Jun 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s, commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission Yahoo! Contributor Network . Jun 17, 2013 “Share your voice on Yahoo! websites.” COMMENTARY |Although the real estate market is beginning to make a comeback, the mess left behind from the economic recession will undoubtedly take much longer to […]

Fast foreclosure [HB 87] bill is a bad idea Roy Oppenheim tells Channel 2's Helen Ferre

Wed Jun 5, 2013 by on Florida Law News

It’s been nearly a week since the fast foreclosure bill HB 87 landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature. The bill, passed by the Florida Legislature during the last session, would speed up foreclosures and, in the process, deny many homeowners whose homes have been foreclosed upon their due process rights. With thousands of foreclosure cases languishing in […]

Foreclosure activity reaches 6-year low

Fri May 10, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Julie Schmit, USA TODAY 12:01 a.m. EDT May 9, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog with excerpts from Roy Oppenheim. Foreclosure activity in April fell to its lowest level in 74 months, but action is ramping up in some states, says a national foreclosure tracker. In April, one of every 905 U.S. housing units received […]

Letters

Tue Apr 9, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following Letter originally ran in The Florida Bar News and has been republished in the South Florida Law Blog with permission. Foreclosure Legislation We write as members of The Florida Bar and in some cases as members of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section to express our deep concern with the section’s support of Senate Bill 1666 […]

Sequestration: Those in the Beltway Will Have to do Some Belt Tightening

Sun Mar 3, 2013 by on Florida Law News

An edited version of this post by Roy Oppenheim was first published in US News and World Report’s Home Front Blog and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. The dictionary defines sequestration as “the act of seizing property.” But as we all know from the news, sequestration also is synonymous with some serious budget slashing. […]