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Oppenheim Law Weekly Winners and Losers: Pending Home Sales, Mortgage Fraud, Job Markets and Subprime Bonds

Reporting on the winning and losing headlines, South Florida Law Blog brings you the break down and what this means to the Florida homeowner. While South Florida is #1 for mortgage fraud and foreclosure settlement talks between banks and the Obama administration appear futile at best, this week’s new was not all doom and gloom. Check out Oppenheim Law and Weston […]

Sun Begins to Break on Florida Housing Market

After a few years of torrential storms blowing against the housing market, residential real estate in the Sunshine State is breaking through the dark clouds. Although the forecast calls for scattered rain showers in 2011, the media is starting to report rays of light that signal a recovery. Consumers are definitely shopping—and they are buying even if it is for […]

Video: Roy Oppenheim Calls Debtors’ Prison Illegal, Unconstitutional and Un-American

I’m sorry, is this 1811 or 2011? Back in the day, say the 1800’s, the use of debtor’s prisons was widespread; signatories to the Declaration of Independence, James Wilson and Robert Morris were both later incarcerated, as were 2,000 New Yorkers annually by 1816. Henry Lee III, better known as Light-Horse Harry Lee, a Revolutionary War general, former governor of […]

Elm Street or Main Street: Roy Oppenheim on Foreclosure Nightmare on Main Street

Foreclosures are back… just like Freddy Krueger. Just like in the horror films when things start to calm down and get back to normal… out pops Freddy Krueger again to scare the living daylights out of you. Well, that seems to be the case here in Florida as it relates to real estate and foreclosures. The news this past week […]

Early “Fraud-closure” Warnings Ignored, Internal Fannie Mae 2006 Reports

Black hat foreclosure has been an accepted practice since 2006? Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. As Florida’s top prosecutor continues to investigate the state’s law firms for improper foreclosure work, a report has surfaced showing Fannie Mae was warned in 2006 of abuses in the way lenders and their law firms handled foreclosures, according to the Wall Street Journal. The fraud-closure problem […]

Broward County Order Gives Homeowners Short End of the Stick… Again

Broward County homeowners now face an additional hurdle when trying to complete a loan modification or short sale to avoid a Florida foreclosure. In Sun-Sentinel reporter Paul Owers’ blog House Keys, Owers discusses the ramifications of Broward County now requiring 10 days’ notice to cancel residential foreclosure auctions according to an administrative order signed by Broward Chief Judge Victor Tobin. […]

As David Stern’s Foreclosure Mill Closes Down, a Miami-Dade Judge Dresses Down a Foreclosure Mill

    On a recent Friday morning in Miami-Dade County, Judge Maxine Cohen Lando went on the record to dress down a foreclosure mill in such a fashion that it brought chills to any lawyer who is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. The foreclosure case was before the court because the defendant had brought a motion […]

Roy Oppenheim on Real Estate Game Changers: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Oil Prices

For five years I’ve discussed the inevitability of Black Swan events that change everything overnight – game changers. Certainly, the earthquake in Japan and the subsequent rash of Tsunamis are reminders of that phenomenon as is the ongoing escalated strife and instability in the Middle East. Not only have oil prices shot up, we now face a whole new set […]