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CFPB to Banks: Just Play Nice In the Sandbox

Sat Jan 26, 2013 by on Real Estate Law

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published in US News and World Report’s Home Front Blog and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission I have come to keep my expectations low every time a new housing fix gets unveiled, that way I am never disappointed. Whether it’s the national mortgage settlement or the Independent Foreclosure Review, […]

An Open Letter To President Obama

Wed Jun 13, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Dear Mr. President: As you know historically, since the great depression, refinancing mortgages has been this country’s exit strategy when it comes to pulling us out of the economic ditch. So it’s nice to see that you are now pushing Congress to pass refinancing reform. It’s the most effective and efficient way to craft a bailout that actually helps everyone. […]

An Open Letter to Pam Bondi

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is now asking for the public’s input on what she should do with the $300 million the state will be receiving directly from the national mortgage settlement. She is openly soliciting your suggestions through her website from now until May 14th. As a foreclosure defense attorney and one of the people on the front lines […]

Time To Break Up ‘Too Big To Fail’ Banks Is Now

Wed Apr 11, 2012 by on Florida Law News

“Let me be frank. Our banks earn profit too easily. Why? Because a small number of large banks have a monopoly.” Sounds like something I would have said. Or something our president SHOULD be saying. Except here’s the thing. The elected official quoted isn’t talking about our own corrupt banking system. The quote above came from the prime minister of […]

Friday Round-Up; Foreclosure Settlement Signed; Oversight Begins; Palm Beach Foreclosures Jump; Feds Offer REO Rental Rules

Fri Apr 6, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Judge Signs $25 Billion Foreclosure Settlement It’s finally official. The so-called $25 billion foreclosure settlement has been signed off by a federal judge. This comes after the settlement was filed in court last month. DC District Judge Rosemary Collyer did the honors Wednesday. I won’t rehash my thoughts about what’s good and what’s bad about this settlement. Everything that needs […]