The following article is written for the South Florida Law Blog by Oppenheim Law attorney Roy Oppenheim. Florida has remained in the top three of states with the highest foreclosure rate since the housing market collapsed in late 2007. Even scarier for distressed homeowners is the fact that Florida is a recourse state, permitting lenders to seek deficiency judgments for […]
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[In The Trenches] written by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law. Now that Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed HB 87, better known as the fast-track foreclosure bill, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the winners and losers who will be impacted by this misguided piece of legislation. Suffice it to say that every law […]
Gov. Rick Scott signs fast-foreclosure bill into law. Members of opposition grops have had discussions about challenging the law as unconstitutional and asking the courts to delay its implementation until it receives judicial review.
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 […]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing heavy lobbying from both sides of the fast-track foreclosure bill that arrived on his desk this week.
The following article was written and authored by Roy Oppenheim for The South Florida Law Blog. The drums are starting to beat more loudly by those of us in the Florida real estate and foreclosure defense business as we patiently await the word on whether Gov. Rick Scott will sign HB 87, a bill designed to speed up the backlog […]
Much has been written and said about the state of the nation’s foreclosure crisis. South Florida has served as ground zero for much of the mess in the past few years and only recently is starting to dig out from under the mountain of foreclosure filings. New South Florida foreclosures are down. After reporting the No. 1 foreclosure rate for […]
Gov. Rick Scott must decide soon whether he will sign into law a bill designed to speed up the residential mortgage foreclosure process. Supporters of House Bill 87 say they hope it will help ease a foreclosure backlog and rejuvenate the housing sector. But there is cause for alarm as the bill could push homeowners out of their residences without […]