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Divided States of America: Judicial vs Non-Judicial Foreclosure

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. According to some analysts, whether or not your state is on its way to a housing recovery depends on whether you live in a state that requires judicial foreclosure or one that does not. What is the difference? In […]

California Homeowners' Bill of Rights Passes; Common Sense Prevails

Homeowners everywhere should be looking at California and taking notice. The government there is finally taking the power away from the banks and placing it back in the hands of the homeowners. Outside of Florida, no state has been quite as devastated by the fraudclosure crisis as California has, so it comes as no surprise that they would be at […]

Obamacare, the Foreclosure Crisis and the Rule of Law

Fri Jun 29, 2012 by on Foreclosure Fraud

This commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Huh? What do “Obamacare” and the foreclosure crisis have to do with each other? Simply put, the legal debate over Obamacare largely centered on the individual mandate, a law that would require people to buy health insurance whether they wanted […]

An Open Letter To President Obama

Wed Jun 13, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Dear Mr. President: As you know historically, since the great depression, refinancing mortgages has been this country’s exit strategy when it comes to pulling us out of the economic ditch. So it’s nice to see that you are now pushing Congress to pass refinancing reform. It’s the most effective and efficient way to craft a bailout that actually helps everyone. […]

The Real 'Miami Zombie' — David Stern!

Tue Jun 5, 2012 by on Florida Foreclosures

We’ve all heard by now of the unbelievably grizzly story out of Miami about Rudy Eugene, the man so off his gourd that he ate a man’s face off. Somewhere along the line this horrific attack became the source of comic fodder. Eugene’s been dubbed “The Miami Zombie,” and yes he even has a Twitter account. But I might argue […]

How Some States Are Spending Foreclosure Settlement Money Is Far From Settling

Fri May 18, 2012 by on Florida Foreclosures

It’s pretty hard to find a single housing advocate or foreclosure defense attorney, myself included, who didn’t find the national mortgage settlement to be, at the very least, flawed. It may have been a necessary step to getting the housing market back on track, but we know that it didn’t come close to compensating homeowners who had been illegally kicked […]