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Foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments — 2011’s Top 10 Headlines: Pt.1

In our last blog we talked about the stories that resonated with Roy Oppenheim in 2011, but what stories mattered to you? We reviewed the most popular stories on the South Florida Law Blog this year and came up with our list of the top 10 posts for 2011 # 10 — Florida Deficiency Judgments FAQs . . . By […]

Oppenheim Looks at 2011 and beyond: Foreclosure Crisis, #OccupyWallStreet and Real Estate

With 2011 winding down, foreclosure attorney Roy Oppenheim made a return visit to “The Mind of Money” to share his thoughts on the year that was with host Douglas Lodmell. Just as Oppenheim anticipated, this year we’ve seen how big this foreclosure mess really is. There were numerous investigations, and a self-imposed moratorium on foreclosures during parts of 2011, resulting […]

Drug Dealer or Florida Homeowner: Who Does Constitution Really Protect?

Mon Dec 19, 2011 by on Florida Law News

The Oppenheim Law editorial team found this ironic: A drug dealer has more constitutional rights to protection from the government in his home than your average homeowner in foreclosure. In a case being appealed to the United States Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court recently held that because the “home” has a long standing history of receiving additional constitutional protect […]

S&P Downgrades USA. The Response: USA Downgrades S&P

Sun Aug 21, 2011 by on Florida Law News

We all know that you shouldn’t pick a fight with someone stronger than you. Apparently, no one chose to tell Standard and Poor’s (S&P). The ratings agency, which recently downgraded the American government’s debt rating, is now being investigated by the Justice Department for its role in the mortgage-backed securities bonanza. While the New York Times is reporting that the […]

Short Sale Deficiencies Now Illegal in California. What About Florida?

Thu Jul 28, 2011 by on Florida Law News & Short Sales

Welcome back to the Divided States of America. Oppenheim Law has been discussing the chasm that exists in our country between recourse and non-recourse states for years. (Check out Roy Oppenheim’s Op Ed piece in the Sun-Sentinel) It now appears that rift is widening. In non-recourse states, like California, a lender may not pursue a deficiency following a foreclosure sale […]

Foreclosures to Rentals. Obama Finally Listens to Oppenheim Law

Taking a cue from Oppenheim Law, the Obama Administration is mulling over plans to reduce the number of foreclosed homes on the market by renting them out, according to the Wall Street Journal. As the large inventory of distressed homes on the market continues to push a reduction in home prices as well as an increase in rental prices, the […]