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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 […]

POST IN DEPTH: FORECLOSURE FALLOUT How to get your house for free: Rare but possible

Sun Aug 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Kimberly Miller – for the Palm Beach Post  and republished with excerpts by  Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law for the South Florida Law Blog. WEST PALM BEACH — Florida’s five-year deadline to foreclose on a home is ticking on thousands of aging cases statewide, giving lucky borrowers a shot at a free house and catching banks with […]

Eminent Domain: An unlikely hero for underwater housing communities

The following article was written in  Yahoo! Homes by  Roy Oppenheim, real estate and foreclosure defense attorney and republished in the  The South Florida Law Blog. Cities are turning to the concept of eminent domain to battle sinking property values and assist homeowners in distress. The desperate fight against the long foreclosure crisis plaguing working-class neighborhoods across the country may have found its […]

Asymmetry: Aggressively Pushing Open Cases Through the System

Thu Aug 8, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The original article was written by Adolfo Pesquera, Daily Business Review, Aug. 5, 2013 with quotes from Roy Oppenheim republished in part and slightly modified  for  the South Florida Law Blog. Miami-Dade circuit judges have been disposing of residential foreclosure cases at more than twice the rate of Broward judges, but all Florida circuits are following a game plan to […]

Boca Raton homeowner wins multi-million dollar foreclosure suit after legal misstep

Sat Jul 27, 2013 by on Florida Law News

  The following article was written by Kim Miller  for  The Palm Beach Post and republished in The South Florida Law Blog. A Boca Raton homeowner whose waterfront mansion has been in foreclosure since 2008 had her case voluntarily dismissed by her lender Thursday in Palm Beach County court after a legal misstep during trial. Because the case is so old, homeowner […]

Florida foreclosure victims may not get fair share from national mortgage settlement

Fri Jun 7, 2013 by on Florida Law News

This story originally appeared on CBS4 Miami’s website and was broadcast on June 5, 2013. It includes an interview with real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. MIAMI (CBS4) – Checks for thousands of Florida foreclosure victims will finally be going out next week, with hundreds of millions of dollars more earmarked for new housing programs statewide. But there’s […]