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Our Family To Yours: To A Brighter 2021

Tue Dec 15, 2020 by on Uncategorized

Dear Friends: This holiday season we look to 2021 with a sense of hope and optimism. With the pending distribution of a vaccine, we are encouraged that the worse of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us and will be, ultimately, an eventual memory. Someone recently asked me what lessons I have learned from 2020. While the pandemic presented challenges that […]

Home Equity and The Pandemic Driven Housing Boom

Thu Dec 10, 2020 by on Real Estate

Home Equity and The Pandemic Driven Housing Boom

As home purchasers have experienced, home prices have remained incredibly strong during the pandemic due to increased demand and low supply. Several reasons are attributable to this housing boom. One, “work-school culture” has changed. The division between work and school being outside of the home blurred as more and more of us were able to work from home and schooled […]

A Personal Special Thanksgiving Message

Sun Nov 22, 2020 by on Holiday Wishes

A Personal Special Thanksgiving Message

  Dear Friends, Every year at this time, for more than a decade, I write a Thanksgiving message to my friends, colleagues, clients, and family. Many of you may recall that I have always found Thanksgiving to be my favorite holiday as it is the one of the only times that our country truly comes together as the United States of […]

Impact of Election on The Economy And Real Estate

Wed Nov 4, 2020 by on Real Estate

Impact of Election on The Economy And Real Estate

Now What? Where do we all go from here? Description Join Roy Oppenheim in a lively discussion of what to anticipate Pot election in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, foreclosure and evictions, mortgage and rental moratoriums, and the state of stimulus relief for PPP Loan forgiveness and business continuity. When November 10th, 2020 12:00 PM EST Register […]

Special Zoom At Noon: Post Election Analysis on Legal Issues, Economy & Real Estate

Fri Oct 30, 2020 by on Business & Florida Foreclosures

Dear Friends: I hope that you are well during these challenging times. As many of you know, from the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, our law firm and title company sponsored a free weekly webinar, Zoom at Noon, providing insight as to emerging legal and real estate issues due to COVID-19. For 30 consecutive weeks, until our first grandchild was […]

Housing Availability: Supply Demand Economics

Mon Oct 26, 2020 by on Real Estate

Housing Availability: Supply Demand Economics

For anyone who has been recently house-hunting, they will tell you the same story: the supply of available housing has decreased, increasing sale prices. According to a recent report, at the current sales pace, that represents only a 2.7-month housing supply which is the lowest since Realtors began tracking this number in 1982. While sales of existing homes rose higher […]

‘People Should Be Going to Prison’: Ocwen to Pay $11M, but Florida Lawyers Say That’s Not Enough

Fri Oct 16, 2020 by on Florida Law News

‘People Should Be Going to Prison’: Ocwen to Pay $11M, but Florida Lawyers Say That’s Not Enough

Article Originally posted on (L to R) Ashley Moody Florida attorney general, Bruce Jacobs, Jacobs Legal and Roy Oppenheim Oppenheim Law (Photos: J. Albert Diaz/ALM, Courtesy Photo) Lawyers who litigated against the company in separate cases criticized the agreement as weak. “While residential foreclosures are at a temporary lull due to federal moratoriums, these moratoriums, just like Florida’s, will come to […]