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Zombie foreclosures continue: Zombies aren't after us, they're in charge of us

This post by Roy Oppenheim was originally published in Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Recently, we won a court victory against one of the nation’s biggest financial players. Our client, who had a $2.5 million mortgage, stopped making payments after the bank forced placed insurance on the home, even though he […]

Dawn of the Dead (Mortgage): Zombie Foreclosures are Back!

Fri Jan 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission Grave robbers and zombie foreclosures. They are back, not that they were ever really gone. Like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Jigsaw, they just keep coming back, even though no one really wants them to. And even when the […]

Independent Foreclosure Review: R.I.P.

Thu Jan 10, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. The Independent Foreclosure Reviewis dead. Long live the Independent Foreclosure Review. When word came out about this so-called “independent” process last year, few bought into it. I certainly never did, and most homeowners knew from the beginning that it […]

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Survives Fiscal Cliff

Thu Jan 3, 2013 by on Short Sales

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. In all the fanfare about last night’s last-minute buzzer-beater agreement to avert the fiscal cliff, you may not have realized that a major component to the housing market’s revival actually survived. Mortgage loan forgiveness is alive and well my […]

The State of Foreclosure: Same As It Ever Was, Same As It Ever Was

Maybe it is because foreclosures were merely a blip on the radar during the presidential election. Maybe it is the fact that the home prices are looking healthier than they have in years. Regardless, some people have been lulled into a false sense of security about the state of foreclosures here in South Florida. To my amazement, I will get […]

Residential Real Estate Market Already Headed Over Fiscal Cliff

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. They say there is no rest for the weary, and that seems especially appropriate for our nation’s elected officials. Election Day may be still be fresh in our rear-view mirror, but in case you have forgotten, the lame duck […]