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When it Comes to Real Estate, Congress Can’t Find Their Way Out of the Bag

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.

How the Bank of America resolution helps distressed Florida homeowners

Fri Sep 12, 2014 by on Florida Law News

“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 […]

Foreclosures, short sales declining across South Florida

Mon Mar 31, 2014 by on Florida Law News

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 […]

Roy's Top 10 Prognostications in Florida Real Estate

Sun Jan 12, 2014 by on Florida Law News

  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. […]

Secrets from the Trenches:

Wed Sep 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

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 […]

Florida homeowners get $9.2 billion in home help

Mon Aug 26, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Kimberly Miller – Palm Beach Post and republished with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law on behalf of the South Florida Law Blog.  WEST PALM BEACH — Florida homeowners received more than $9.2 billion in home loan help through the historic National Mortgage Settlement negotiated last year, exceeding expectations by $800 million, according to a final progress report released […]

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 […]