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Tag: Real Estate

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 […]

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 […]

Obamacare, the Foreclosure Crisis and the Rule of Law

Fri Jun 29, 2012 by on Foreclosure Fraud

This commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Huh? What do “Obamacare” and the foreclosure crisis have to do with each other? Simply put, the legal debate over Obamacare largely centered on the individual mandate, a law that would require people to buy health insurance whether they wanted […]

The American Dream — Alive and Well

Thu Jun 7, 2012 by on Florida Real Estate

I had the pleasure to speak to a spirited group of homeowners a few days ago in Delray Beach. I was invited to address a group of homeowners associations, but the group of 70 plus could easily have fit in with the people who walk through my doors every day. They were frustrated, tired of hearing excuses, and they wanted […]