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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 […]

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. […]

Oppenheim Law: In The News

Fri Apr 27, 2012 by on Roy Oppenheim & Short Sales

Survey: Mortgage Foreclosure Scams Surge Not only is America’s foreclosure crisis still going strong, it now comes with even more fraud and deception. With heightened media coverage surrounding the recent national mortgage settlement and refinements to government assistance programs, experts say selling “the schtick” has only become easier for criminals. But there are red flags consumers can watch out for […]

Friday Round-Up; Foreclosure Settlement Signed; Oversight Begins; Palm Beach Foreclosures Jump; Feds Offer REO Rental Rules

Fri Apr 6, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Judge Signs $25 Billion Foreclosure Settlement It’s finally official. The so-called $25 billion foreclosure settlement has been signed off by a federal judge. This comes after the settlement was filed in court last month. DC District Judge Rosemary Collyer did the honors Wednesday. I won’t rehash my thoughts about what’s good and what’s bad about this settlement. Everything that needs […]

Saturday Round-Up; Mortgage Debt Relief Extended?; NY Foreclosure Dismissed; Foreclosure Crisis in A Quilt

Bill extends Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 I warned you earlier this month that if you’re considering a short sale, the time to get the ball rolling is now. That’s because the Mortgage Debt Relief Act, which was passed in 2007, is set to expire at the end of this year. If that happens you’ll have to pay taxes […]

Thinking of Doing a Short Sale? Better Act Fast!

Thu Mar 1, 2012 by on Short Sales

It’s a great time to do a short sale. Banks have finally realized they have much more to gain by agreeing to a short sale rather than allowing a home to go through foreclosure.Data released by RealtyTrac today shows pre-foreclosure sales, which are often short sales, were up 15% in the fourth quarter of 2011. It’s easier than ever before […]