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Roy Oppenheim from the Trenches: The State of Real Estate

Sun May 19, 2013 by on Florida Law News

South Florida real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim has been keeping his ear to the ground as the real estate market begins to heat up. In a recent article in U.S.A Today, Oppenheim was quoted as saying that lenders are pushing through foreclosures now because the values are up. Meantime, investors have been fueling the recovery, driving prices […]

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 […]

Investors Fuel Home Buying Frenzy, Driving Prices Higher

Wed May 1, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The investors are coming. The investors are coming. Well, actually, they’re already here. But, unlike in the movie “The Russians are Coming” the investors are quite organized and helping to fuel the housing recovery. They have been sucking up inventory like blood-thirsty mosquitoes. Considering that investors and flippers were partly to blame for the housing bubble of the last decade, […]

Divided States of America: Judicial vs Non-Judicial Foreclosure

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. According to some analysts, whether or not your state is on its way to a housing recovery depends on whether you live in a state that requires judicial foreclosure or one that does not. What is the difference? In […]

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 […]

How Some States Are Spending Foreclosure Settlement Money Is Far From Settling

Fri May 18, 2012 by on Florida Foreclosures

It’s pretty hard to find a single housing advocate or foreclosure defense attorney, myself included, who didn’t find the national mortgage settlement to be, at the very least, flawed. It may have been a necessary step to getting the housing market back on track, but we know that it didn’t come close to compensating homeowners who had been illegally kicked […]