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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 […]

Florida foreclosure victims may not get fair share from national mortgage settlement

Fri Jun 7, 2013 by on Florida Law News

This story originally appeared on CBS4 Miami’s website and was broadcast on June 5, 2013. It includes an interview with real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. MIAMI (CBS4) – Checks for thousands of Florida foreclosure victims will finally be going out next week, with hundreds of millions of dollars more earmarked for new housing programs statewide. But there’s […]

South Florida falls to third in national foreclosure rankings

Mon May 13, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Written By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel 5:37 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2013 and republished in The South Florida Law Blog with excerpts from Roy Oppenheim. South Florida has relinquished its ranking as the nation’s top spot for foreclosures. After posting the No. 1 foreclosure rate for two consecutive months, the metro area covering Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties fell […]

Florida lawmakers push foreclosure bill through

Wed May 8, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The original article was written by Paola Iuspa-Abbott, Daily Business Review, May 8, 2013 with quotes from Roy Oppenheim republished in part with minor edits in the South Florida Law Blog. A foreclosure bill (House Bill 87) that’s awaiting the governor’s signature passed in the Florida Legislature in the last days of the session. Opponents argued the legislation was all […]