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Usher in 2016 with Roy Oppenheim chiming in on "The Big Short" movie

Sun Jan 3, 2016 by on Florida Law News

[VIDEO] Usher in 2016 with Roy Oppenheim chiming in on “The Big Short” an accurate and poignant dark comedy addressing a dark page in U.S. economic history. The Big Short movie brings to life the economic catastrophe between 2007-8  as we look  back with appropriate  irony  and cynicism of the darkest days in US economic history in the past 100 years. […]

Fannie Mae: Housing engine gains momentum, back on track

Tue Aug 27, 2013 by on Florida Law News

By Roy Oppenheim, Esq. | Yahoo! Contributor Network and republished in the South Florida Law Blog COMMENTARY | It’s taken a while for America’s economic engine to gain some speed, but it finally appears that the nation is back on track after having derailed when the housing market crashed. Mortgage giant Fannie Mae, which keeps tabs of such things, has released its full-year forecast for both the […]

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 […]

The Real 'Miami Zombie' — David Stern!

Tue Jun 5, 2012 by on Florida Foreclosures

We’ve all heard by now of the unbelievably grizzly story out of Miami about Rudy Eugene, the man so off his gourd that he ate a man’s face off. Somewhere along the line this horrific attack became the source of comic fodder. Eugene’s been dubbed “The Miami Zombie,” and yes he even has a Twitter account. But I might argue […]

Friday Round-Up; Foreclosures Up Again, DeMarco Dances With Reductions; Bank Of America Sues Itself

Fri Apr 13, 2012 by on Florida Foreclosures

Foreclosures, repos up from last year in South Florida I said after the foreclosure settlement was announced that banks had been given the green light to rev up their foreclosures engines, and in South Florida at least, I’m being proven right. RealtyTrac’s numbers from last month show dramatic year-over-year increases in both new foreclosure filings (85%) and repossessions (39%) in […]