Nearly half a year has gone by since Amazon’s new headquarters search was making headlines. However, though the e-commerce giant has yet to declare where its new home will be located, it is important to note that Amazon, along with other e-commerce companies, are shaping how we live. Real Estate Industry and Innovation Back in June, Amazon officially opened its […]
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I have been involved with real estate for over three decades. Yet, this is the first time that I have noticed more and more real estate professionals involved with other gigs besides buying and selling real estate as Realtors. In fact, a number of Realtors that we have known for many years are driving for Uber and Lyft (a) to […]
Breaking News: Florida Supreme Court Rules on Bartram Regarding Statute of Limitations in Foreclosures
After much anticipation, the Florida Supreme Court has finally issued its written opinion in US Bank v. Bartram. The crux of this seminal case was whether the Banks after facing an involuntary dismissal of a prior foreclosure action are precluded from filing a subsequent foreclosure lawsuit more than five (5) years after the loan was accelerated. As you can imagine, […]
As a nation, we have seen firsthand the catastrophic effects of improper mortgage disclosures on the real estate market. While the recovery from the 2008 financial crisis has certainly been more of a marathon than a sprint, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) may bring recovery to a standstill.
How the sleeping giant EB-5 became a knight in shining armor Created by Congress in 1990, the Immigrant Investor Program, better known as the EB-5 Visa Program, allows foreign nationals to bypass long waits and obtain green cards in exchange for investing in U.S. job-creating ventures.
Repeatedly I am asked what my thoughts are about the implications of the situation in Iraq as it relates to the U.S. economy and the real estate market. While I nor anyone has a crystal ball, I do believe that there are certain logical implications that we can extrapolate from the Iraq crisis. Specifically, it appears with energy prices spiking that […]
South Florida real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim has been keeping his ear to the ground as the real estate market begins to heat up. In a recent article in U.S.A Today, Oppenheim was quoted as saying that lenders are pushing through foreclosures now because the values are up. Meantime, investors have been fueling the recovery, driving prices […]
The investors are coming. The investors are coming. Well, actually, they’re already here. But, unlike in the movie “The Russians are Coming” the investors are quite organized and helping to fuel the housing recovery. They have been sucking up inventory like blood-thirsty mosquitoes. Considering that investors and flippers were partly to blame for the housing bubble of the last decade, […]