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Fast foreclosure [HB 87] bill is a bad idea Roy Oppenheim tells Channel 2's Helen Ferre

Wed Jun 5, 2013 by on Florida Law News

It’s been nearly a week since the fast foreclosure bill HB 87 landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature. The bill, passed by the Florida Legislature during the last session, would speed up foreclosures and, in the process, deny many homeowners whose homes have been foreclosed upon their due process rights. With thousands of foreclosure cases languishing in […]

As the space race slows, the race to break up America’s biggest banks gains speed

Thu May 16, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Have you seen the YouTube video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s “Ground Control to Major Tom” from the International Space Station? The social media loving space man has become a YouTube sensation with more than 10.5 million (yep that’s million) hits and growing. And that’s only within the span of about a week. While the space race […]

Foreclosure Scams Rampant in Florida

Wed May 15, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Aaron Kase, Lawyers.com, May 1, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog. A Florida man was recently sentenced to 26 years in prison for foreclosure and short sale fraud. John Lebron, 33, was convicted last week of setting up a complex scheme to buy and sell foreclosed houses, make money on each part of the deal, […]

South Florida falls to third in national foreclosure rankings

Mon May 13, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel 5:37 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog with excerpts from Roy Oppenheim. South Florida has relinquished its ranking as the nation’s top spot for foreclosures. After posting the No. 1 foreclosure rate for two consecutive months, the metro area covering Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties fell […]

Florida lawmakers push foreclosure bill through

Wed May 8, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The original article was written by Paola Iuspa-Abbott, Daily Business Review, May 8, 2013 with quotes from Roy Oppenheim republished in part with minor edits in the South Florida Law Blog. A foreclosure bill (House Bill 87) that’s awaiting the governor’s signature passed in the Florida Legislature in the last days of the session. Opponents argued the legislation was all […]

What I Tell Clients Who Receive a Foreclosure Notice

A version of this blog was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. As a real estate attorney, I’ve had plenty of prospective clients come to my office after being served with a foreclosure notice. It is safe to say they are usually not in a good mood; they are […]

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. […]