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Tag: Roy Oppenheim

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 […]

Oppenheim Law Looks Back at "The Year of Foreclosure" + Ahead to Florida Foreclosure Defense in 2010

As I write this, I’m preparing for a two-week trip to South America with my family (packing my bags now). By the time you read this, I hope to be relaxing and enjoying the opportunity to reconnect and recharge. But first some last words for the year… It’s hard to believe the South Florida Law Blog is now approaching its […]

Oppenheim Law’s Top 15 FL Real Estate Lessons of 2009

As a foreclosure defense and real estate attorney at South Florida’s Oppenheim Law, I witnessed striking developments in the Florida real estate and legal landscape throughout this year. As 2009 comes to a close, the blogger in me decided to reflect on a year that we’ll never forget. In 2009, the United States experienced presidential history and remarkable scandals and […]

Oppenheim and WSJ Today: South Florida Real Estate Dilema = Pay + Stay or Strategic Default

It was 4:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve at my office, and I was enjoying a moment of quiet phones as I cleared my desk and my mind. The one call that did come was from The Wall Street Journal Real Estate reporter James (Bob) R. Hagarty. He was working on a story about homeowners who are creating their own bailouts, […]

Oppenheim Law Explains How Short Sales and House Flipping Can Bailout South Florida Homeowners

WSJ reporter, James Hagerty, arguably one of the best reporters covering the real estate crisis and with whom I speak with from time-to time wrote a great article this morning concerning professional investors who are going to auction, fixing up the houses and then flipping them for a profit. (Also take the time to look at the slides and related […]