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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 […]

Get Paid to Leave Your Home? Florida Real Estate Workshop Tells All April 7

Find out how President Obama’s new Short Sale Program can help South Florida homeowners defend foreclosure, protect credit and prevent costly deficiency judgments. Join Oppenheim Law for the next Free Legal Real Estate Workshop on April 7, as real estate attorney and legal blogger Roy Oppenheim explains the potential government incentives for homeowners to rid their delinquent mortgages through a […]

Why Oppenheim Law Prefers Short Sales Over Florida Foreclosure

Some Florida attorneys and other experts sometimes seem to suggest there is no difference between having a Florida foreclosure or Florida short sale on your record or credit report and pose the question: “Why go through the hassle of a short sale?” The thought process might be technically correct, but only in a state described as a “non-recourse state.” Florida […]