Nearly two million Americans have lost their homes to foreclosure this year, and many of them are right here in South Florida, according to CBS 4 News.
Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim joined CBS 4 Chief Consumer Investigator Al Sunshine to analyze South Florida’s foreclosure numbers in order to help homeowners determine what they may expect in the coming months.
RealtyTrac reports foreclosures are continuing to rise in South Florida, even when compared to last year’s staggering numbers. With more than 277,000 filings, the State of Florida is now number two nationally behind only California. Broward County ranks third in Florida foreclosure filings, with 1 out of every 21 units in some form of foreclosure.
“In Florida there is clearly a backlog, and I don’t see the problem getting much better,” Oppenheim said in the report. “I don’t see it getting much worse, but the idea everyone is saying that the problem is getting better is nonsense.”
Check out the video below for the full interview including Oppenheim’s assessment of government-backed foreclosure programs. For the latest in South Florida real estate trends and foreclosure defense advice, follow Oppenheim Law on Twitter @OPLaw.
Save the Date! Oppenheim Law’s next foreclosure defense workshop is Wednesday, August 4 @ 6:00 pm. The theme is “Strategic Default: What We Can Learn from the Wealthy” hosted by Roy Oppenheim. Stay tuned for more information.