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Boca Raton homeowner wins multi-million dollar foreclosure suit after legal misstep

Sat Jul 27, 2013 by on Florida Law News

  The following article was written by Kim Miller  for  The Palm Beach Post and republished in The South Florida Law Blog. A Boca Raton homeowner whose waterfront mansion has been in foreclosure since 2008 had her case voluntarily dismissed by her lender Thursday in Palm Beach County court after a legal misstep during trial. Because the case is so old, homeowner […]

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 […]

Zombie foreclosures continue: Zombies aren't after us, they're in charge of us

This post by Roy Oppenheim was originally published in Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Recently, we won a court victory against one of the nation’s biggest financial players. Our client, who had a $2.5 million mortgage, stopped making payments after the bank forced placed insurance on the home, even though he […]

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Survives Fiscal Cliff

Thu Jan 3, 2013 by on Short Sales

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. In all the fanfare about last night’s last-minute buzzer-beater agreement to avert the fiscal cliff, you may not have realized that a major component to the housing market’s revival actually survived. Mortgage loan forgiveness is alive and well my […]

Two-Faced Freddie Mac, The Fiscal Cliff and the Obamacare Real Estate Tax, 2012’s Top Headlines Continued

Fri Dec 28, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Continuing our recap of our most popular blogs from 2012… #5 — Robosigning Settlement Proves Sky Was Falling! Chicken Little Was Right! Yesterday’s robosigning settlement that all but one state ultimately signed off on, was far from perfect. Let’s make that perfectly clear. Depending on what you have read, you might be outraged, you might be relieved, you might be […]