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Tag: deficiency judgment

Strategic Defaulters Are Public Enemy #1 Again (Unless They’re on Wall Street)

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homesand is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Deficiency judgments are probably the last thing any homeowner under threat of foreclosure wants to think about. For the uninitiated, a deficiencyis when the proceeds from a foreclosure sale, or a short sale, don’t cover the balance of the mortgage […]

Florida Fair Foreclosure Act? Fair to Whom?

Banks need to get their massive foreclosure backlog off the books. There are over 368,000 cases in Florida. I get that. Getting these properties into the hands of families who can afford them, that is what I want to see. It’s needed to jump start the economy, and no one wants to see the banks out of the neighborhoods more […]

Foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments — 2011’s Top 10 Headlines: Pt.1

In our last blog we talked about the stories that resonated with Roy Oppenheim in 2011, but what stories mattered to you? We reviewed the most popular stories on the South Florida Law Blog this year and came up with our list of the top 10 posts for 2011 # 10 — Florida Deficiency Judgments FAQs . . . By […]

How to Avoid a Foreclosure Hangover: Deficiency Judgment

Deficiency judgments are potent, expensive and on the rise according to experts quoted in a recent foreclosure defense Wall Street Journal article! If Oppenheim Law had a warning label it might read: Deficiency judgments can be hazardous to your financial health. For best results hire a foreclosure defense attorney. Deficiency judgments are today’s toxic wake up call.

VIDEO: How to Avoid Deficiency Judgments by Roy Oppenheim

Attorney Roy Oppenheim’s Summer School is in session with a special focus on Florida foreclosure defense strategies including today’s topic: How to avoid a Florida Deficiency Judgement. Oppenheim Law wants to help “bullet-proof” Florida homeowners against the banks; helping them understand the difference between a deficiency and a deficiency judgement. A deficiency is when the bank forecloses on your house […]

The Times They Are A-Changin’: District Courts of Appeal Start Reversing Foreclosure Judgments

As a tribute to Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday today, his song “The Times They Are A-Changin” captures the spirit of the social and political upheaval happening in today’s Florida courts. Despite a swollen pipeline of more than half a million pending foreclosure cases, Florida’s appellate courts are starting to send a clear message that banks will not succeed in trampling […]

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 […]

Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments on the Rise in Florida, Roy Oppenheim Speaks to Naples Daily News

Real estate reporter Laura Layden had some questions on deficiency judgments. Ms. Layden contacted Oppenheim Law to obtain the answers for her business story. Roy Oppenheim shared views on the state of the real estate market. Here are a few excerpts from the story- “Oppenheim, a leading foreclosure defense attorney in Florida, represents many homeowners in the state who are […]