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Shaun Donovan, Refinancing, and the 900 lb. Gorilla

Tue Jun 19, 2012 by on Roy Oppenheim

After I wrote my little letter to the President, I wondered what kind of response I would get and perhaps more importantly, whether my message would reach its intended audience….if any. Well the response to the blog, from my clients and from my blog readers, was instantaneous. Clearly I’m not alone in my thinking. I may not have received an […]

An Open Letter To President Obama

Wed Jun 13, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Dear Mr. President: As you know historically, since the great depression, refinancing mortgages has been this country’s exit strategy when it comes to pulling us out of the economic ditch. So it’s nice to see that you are now pushing Congress to pass refinancing reform. It’s the most effective and efficient way to craft a bailout that actually helps everyone. […]

Week In Review: DeMarco Doesn’t Get It; Scheiderman Sues Banks over MERS; Swiss Bank Charged with Tax Evasion

Fri Feb 3, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Freddie Mac’s Regulator ‘Completely Puzzled’ by Allegations of Conflict If Edward DeMarco is puzzled by the outrage over the revelation that Freddie Mac was investing in securities that paid off if homeowners couldn’t refinance, then call us puzzled by his puzzlement. Either he’s a bold-faced liar or he is just plain dense. Does he really not get it? DeMarco, the […]

Air Supply for Underwater Homeowners? Roy Oppenheim Says Too Little Too Late

Oppenheim Reviews Obama’s FHA Short Refinance Program and What it Means to Florida Homeowners Fort Lauderdale, Florida – September 11, 2010 – First loan modifications, then short sales…now it’s the short refi. Officially known as FHA Short Refinance Program, it’s the latest band-aid in Obama’s bailout plans aimed at resuscitating Florida’s underwater homeowner facing foreclosure. Introduced this week, the FHA […]

Change is in the Air: White House Holds first Passover Seder and Obama takes on Role as Mortgage Broker in Chief

Fri Apr 10, 2009 by on Florida Law News

Today, as many of my friends celebrate Good Friday and I continue to celebrate Passover, my office is a virtual ghost town. So I actually had a moment to take stock on changes that are occurring in our collective lives. First and foremost it is just hard to believe that the White House held a Passover Seder last night. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/obama-to-host-seder-dinner/ […]