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New foreclosures in Florida increase for first time in 17 months

Tue Sep 16, 2014 by on Florida Law News

The following post was originally published in the Palm Beach Post by Staff Writer Kimberly Miller with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim. Newly-filed foreclosures jumped 24 percent in Florida last month compared to a year earlier, a spike that marked the first annual increase since early 2013 and led to speculation about whether a long-predicted flood of home repossessions had arrived. […]

Florida homeowners get $9.2 billion in home help

Mon Aug 26, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Kimberly Miller – Palm Beach Post and republished with excerpts by Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law on behalf of the South Florida Law Blog.  WEST PALM BEACH — Florida homeowners received more than $9.2 billion in home loan help through the historic National Mortgage Settlement negotiated last year, exceeding expectations by $800 million, according to a final progress report released […]

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 […]

Florida’s Hardest Hit Program Not Providing Real Relief; Long-term Solutions Needed

Back when it debuted last April, we were somewhat skeptical that Florida’s Hardest Hit program could provide real benefits for the people it sought to help. We called it a band-aid, and at least for some South Florida homeowners, it’s proving to be just that. The Palm Beach Post profiled several homeowners who were among the first to receive benefits […]

Florida Lawmakers Hurting Homeowners with New Foreclosure Defense Bill?

Sun Sep 18, 2011 by on Florida Foreclosures

The Florida Fair Foreclosure Act is making headlines. It’s no secret that the Florida courts are clogged with homeowners and banks wrestling over foreclosed homes. Florida lawmakers seeking to relieve the burden on the court system are looking to streamline the process with a new bill. The Palm Beach Post reports Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, is shopping for input on […]

The Foreclosure Fraud Files Released! Thanks to Florida Defense Attorneys

“Unfair, Deceptive and Unconscionable Acts in Foreclosure Cases”, that’s the name of the presentation made to the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Controllers by the Attorney General’s office of the State of Florida. The title speaks for itself. The presentation is truly fascinating and intriguing but in some ways very disappointing. It is a poor reflection of our own […]