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Tag: property law

When it Comes to Real Estate, Congress Can’t Find Their Way Out of the Bag

As very few probably know, including myself until recently, the House of Representatives has passed an early holiday gift for taxpayers concerning real estate.  It is also expected that the Senate and President will follow suit in the near future. Ironically; however, it is too little, too late.

The Tortoise and the Hare: Non-Judicial Foreclosures Equate to Faster, but not Sustainable Recoveries

Sat May 24, 2014 by on Florida Law News

Back in June of 2012 I wrote a column briefly explaining the difference between judicial and non-judicial foreclosure states and I debunked the myth that a housing recovery could only be had if a state was a non-judicial foreclosure state.  I explained that the idea of individuals having to give up their property rights is not a necessary ingredient in […]

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 […]

Eminent Domain: An unlikely hero for underwater housing communities

The following article was written in  Yahoo! Homes by  Roy Oppenheim, real estate and foreclosure defense attorney and republished in the  The South Florida Law Blog. Cities are turning to the concept of eminent domain to battle sinking property values and assist homeowners in distress. The desperate fight against the long foreclosure crisis plaguing working-class neighborhoods across the country may have found its […]

Scott signs foreclosure bill

Sun Jun 9, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Paul Owers in the Sun Sentinel and republished in the South Florida Law Blog with Roy Oppenheim. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday designed to speed up foreclosuresin Florida, but critics say the measure is unfair to homeowners. HB 87 requires homeowners to respond more quickly to foreclosure filings and gives community associations […]

Eminent Domain: A Foreclosure Fix From The Trenches

Tue Jul 24, 2012 by on Foreclosure Law

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Eminent domain, where the government can seize properties without an owner’s consent, is meant to be used for significant public benefit. Usually when the government takes a home under eminent domain, it is expanding a road or building an […]