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Tag: Roy Oppenheim

Taking Charge of our Future: Allstate’s Message (I Agree)

The Silver Lining of this Foreclosure Crisis From the Heart Thanks for your positive feedback on our new column. This post is the second for Oppenheim Law’s senior partner, Ellen Pilelsky, as she discusses Florida real estate and foreclosure, sharing her perspective “From the Heart.” Some say there is a reason for everything and that we can control our own […]

CitiMortgage Launches Program for Distressed Homeowners

Roy Oppenheim Tells SFBJ: It’s a Year Late! Oppenheim Law has been arguing for creative and practical solutions that benefit banks and homeowners alike for more than two years. Finally, while curiously late into the game, CitiMortgage announces a trial deed-in-lieu mortgage program allowing homeowners to avoid the painful foreclosure process. The deed-in-lieu program allows Florida homeowners facing foreclosure to […]

In Case you Missed it! Florida Foreclosure Workshop In Review

By Roy Oppenheim Oppenheim Law marked its 16th Monthly legal real estate workshop last Thursday and thanks to you – our readers – who attended or brought a friend, we continue to evaluate the real estate market. For those not able to make the event, I have two pieces of good news for you: Oppenheim Law is already preparing for […]

What to Tell Our Kids About Foreclosure: From the Heart

Sat Feb 6, 2010 by on Florida Foreclosures

By Ellen Pilelsky   Many of you have been reading Attorney Roy Oppenheim’s “From the Trenches” series over the past year as he details his experiences as Florida foreclosure defense attorney. This post is the first for Oppenheim Law’s senior partner, Ellen Pilelsky, as she discusses Florida real estate and foreclosure, sharing her perspective “From the Heart.” The Mortgage Bankers […]

Oppenheim Law Argues for “Meaningful Principal Reduction” in The Miami Herald

In case you didn’t hear, the Obama administration announced changes for requirements of paperwork and documents regarding the Making Home Affordable on Thursday, hoping to improve the success rate and communication between homeowners and lenders. While this bureaucratic decision may indeed help a few more modifications squeeze through the banks clenching hands, ultimately, the change that is needed for South […]

Subject: Will Haiti’s Horror Impact South Florida Real Estate?

Good Question! Let’s explore the possibilities. Real Estate Black Swan Arrives: Free Legal Foreclosure Workshop February 4 The attorneys at Oppenheim Law point to the crisis in Haiti as a “black swan event,” an occasion no one could have foreseen with drastic effects on the South Florida real estate landscape. Join Oppenheim Law at the next free legal real estate […]

Why Oppenheim Law Prefers Short Sales Over Florida Foreclosure

Some Florida attorneys and other experts sometimes seem to suggest there is no difference between having a Florida foreclosure or Florida short sale on your record or credit report and pose the question: “Why go through the hassle of a short sale?” The thought process might be technically correct, but only in a state described as a “non-recourse state.” Florida […]

New Year: New Rules – Florida Supreme Court Requires Mediation in Foreclosure

Just as 2009 ended, the Florida Supreme Court announced a uniform procedure for all newly filed foreclosure cases for homestead properties. While the procedure is not yet fully in place, it should be shortly. The Court acknowledged the system is not working. Foreclosure filings are expected to reach 456,000 cases in Florida by the end of 2010, a 50% increase […]

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