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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 […]

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 […]

Thinking of Doing a Short Sale? Better Act Fast!

Thu Mar 1, 2012 by on Short Sales

It’s a great time to do a short sale. Banks have finally realized they have much more to gain by agreeing to a short sale rather than allowing a home to go through foreclosure.Data released by RealtyTrac today shows pre-foreclosure sales, which are often short sales, were up 15% in the fourth quarter of 2011. It’s easier than ever before […]

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