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Update: The State of Florida Deficiency Judgments in 2014

Wed Mar 12, 2014 by on Florida Law News

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 […]

Palm Beach Post Editorial: Free ‍houses? The banks would deserve it.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following editorial was originally published in The Palm Beach Post and written by Rhonda ‍Swan for The Post Editorial Board and republished with excerpts by  Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law for the South Florida Law Blog. If Floridians continue to get free houses because of the state’s five-year statute of limitation on debt collection, it could be the kick in the pants lenders need to expedite the more […]

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 […]

Take My House

Wed Jul 17, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Roy Oppenheim, Esq. for the   South Florida Law Blog. The late comedian Henny Youngman was known for his rapid-fire, one-liners – and is probably best know for this one in particular: “Take my wife … please!” That’s also the line a lot of folks were saying at the height of the real estate crisis, except they replaced […]

Short sale credit coding glitch could suppress real estate recovery

Tue Jun 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 Yahoo! Contributor Network . Jun 17, 2013 “Share your voice on Yahoo! websites.” COMMENTARY |Although the real estate market is beginning to make a comeback, the mess left behind from the economic recession will undoubtedly take much longer to […]

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 […]