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Now We Know: Why Obama's Loan Modification Program Failed Homeowners – Oppenheim Observes

Wed Aug 11, 2010 by on Loan Modification & Roy Oppenheim

This past weekend, I was in our Nation’s capital. It is always interesting to see things from the inside looking out, as opposed to from the outside looking in. It is like being in a house of mirrors. One thing is apparent: the Beltway economy is not suffering like places such as Florida, Nevada, and Detroit. As a result, our […]

Change is in the Air: White House Holds first Passover Seder and Obama takes on Role as Mortgage Broker in Chief

Fri Apr 10, 2009 by on Florida Law News

Today, as many of my friends celebrate Good Friday and I continue to celebrate Passover, my office is a virtual ghost town. So I actually had a moment to take stock on changes that are occurring in our collective lives. First and foremost it is just hard to believe that the White House held a Passover Seder last night. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/obama-to-host-seder-dinner/ […]

Mortgage Forbearance on the Horizon: Obama Following His Gut and Major Banks Follow

Fri Feb 13, 2009 by on Florida Law News

It appears that the financial markets are taking their cues from the President as opposed to the Treasury Secretary. This week we saw the major equity markets tumble as the Treasury’s half-baked Bailout II Plan was partially unveiled. But most importantly, the markets started to respond– first yesterday- after the President began to dust off the history books and talked […]

Obama to the Rescue!

Wed Jan 28, 2009 by on Florida Law News

It appears that President Obama’s idea that federal bankruptcy judges will be given the authority to modify mortgages is picking up steam. Actually, judges already have such authority to modify mortgages balances, including modifying the principal balance… but only in commercial bankruptcies. Thus, while it may take a few more months, it is now a likely scenario that if you […]