Congress will quietly give homeowners their ceremonial Yule log this week that could save them on a massive tax bill. Roy explains more in the following video. The Ultimate Gift Congress Gives Homeowners.
I always tell my clients not to be oversold on a particular legal argument, in other words not to drink their own “Kool-Aid.” The Bartram oral arguments have shown me very clearly that the banks are drinking their own “Kool-Aid.” They are trying to convince the Florida Supreme Court that there should be an unlimited amount of time (statute of […]
As very few probably know, including myself until recently, the House of Representatives has passed an early holiday gift for taxpayers concerning real estate. It is also expected that the Senate and President will follow suit in the near future. Ironically; however, it is too little, too late.
In a recent article by editor Paul Owers, the Sun Sentinel reported that “New foreclosure cases declined across South Florida” in September and the third quarter, according to a report Thursday from RealtyTrac Inc. Published exerpts by Roy Oppenheim in the article are republished here; but WAIT, there’s so much more!
“This morning we demonstrate once again that no institution is either too big or too powerful to escape appropriate enforcement action by the Department of Justice. At nearly $17 billion, this resolution with Bank of America is the largest the Department has ever reached with a single entity in American history.” Associate Attorney General West Delivers Remarks at Press Conference […]
The following article was written By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel and republished in the South Florida Law Blog with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, homeowner defense attorney and legal blogger. Click here to read the original article. Declining foreclosures, short sales and unemployment rates Declining foreclosures, short sales and unemployment rates normalize housing industry in Palm Beach and Broward Counties while […]
Traditional migration, which slowed to a crawl and actually briefly reversed itself during the Great Recession, will pick up again, with Baby Boomers moving from up North to Florida. In fact, sometime in the next few months, Florida’s population will eclipse that of New York. I recall, back in 1987 when I arrived in Florida, that possibility seemed improbable. […]
A Two-Pronged Loan Modification Analysis A loan modification can be a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day for many homeowners facing foreclosure; especially when this year’s statistics show that homeowners are increasingly receiving loan modifications from their respective lenders. Although this is great news, it’s not much help unless you know how to make the loan modification work in […]