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Real Estate and the Economy: Turbulent Waters

Real Estate & the Economy Turbulent Waters ahead

The US real estate market is slowing down.   Higher interest rates at 4.75% are dragging real estate sales, as first time home buyers and real estate investors alike are not purchasing at a rate that would stimulate an otherwise seemingly solid economy. Perhaps most telling is that those real estate investors who “fix-and-flip” real estate are sitting on the sidelines […]

Bank’s “You Snooze, You Lose” Approach Culminates in Oppenheim Law’s Victory in Foreclosure Appeal

Roy's Pup

The Oppenheim Law team recently secured an appellate victory for our clients in the matter of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee v. Rafael Liy and Melany Liy, a foreclosure matter in Broward County. Our clients originally prevailed at the trial level when the court entered an order dismissing the foreclosure suit at trial. The bank appealed the dismissal […]

World Cup 2026: A “Goal” for Real Estate and the South Florida Economy

World Cup Soccer Stadium

Every four years, soccer fans from all over the world come together to support their favorite team at the World Cup. In 2026, North America will host the event which will have the games spread across cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Miami is expected to be one such chosen venue. While World Cup soccer fans may not […]

Current Housing Report: Demand Still Outpacing Supply

Wed Jun 27, 2018 by on Florida Real Estate

Florida Housing Market

May U.S. home sales and construction continued their trend higher as the housing market sustains its record-breaking growth. South Florida is no exception as home sales rose nearly 8% year-over-year in the tri-county region. While indicators point to a red-hot housing market, potential homebuyers struggle with the dwindling supply of homes and affordability. See a “For Sale” sign? Better Act […]

Oppenheim Law’s Two Cents on Glass

Thu Apr 12, 2018 by on Real Estate Law

Recently, our team at Oppenheim Law had the honor of filing a friend of the court brief (otherwise known as an amicus curiae) with the Florida Supreme Court on the issue of whether a borrower in a foreclosure action can obtain attorneys’ fees when the Court has found that the lender did not have standing to bring the action. Our […]

2017 Foreclosure Trends in South Florida

Thu Jan 12, 2017 by on Florida Foreclosures

There have been many recent important legal developments in the South Florida housing market that you should be aware of relating to foreclosures. As the rocket-dockets decrease, Judges will now be focusing on the importance of the banks producing real evidence and scrutinizing their arguments and their robo-witnesses’ testimony. This means evidence that banks and others have gotten away with in […]

Why All Lawyers Are Not Dirtbags

Mon Feb 1, 2016 by on Florida Law News

  There’s a difference between #dirtbag lawyers and #dirtlawyers In response to the 60 Minutes piece that recently aired. Roy Oppenheim has a message to U.S. lawyers helping launder money.   Why All Lawyers Are Not Dirt Bags It’s funny as a real estate lawyer we frequently call ourselves dirt lawyers. Thankfully rarely have I been called a “dirtbag”.  Unfortunately, this […]

“Underwater” Homeowners Beware! The Ocean of Foreclosure Is Crawling with a New Breed of Sharks

Thu Dec 10, 2015 by on Florida Law News

If you thought that banks and the federal government were going to give up, think again. Let’s say you are a distressed homeowner. Let’s say you have a hefty mortgage. Let’s also say that you are working with your bank on a loan modification. The chances are that one fine day you might receive a letter from a new owner […]

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