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Tag: South Florida Business Journal

Asymmetry: Aggressively Pushing Open Cases Through the System

Thu Aug 8, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The original article was written by Adolfo Pesquera, Daily Business Review, Aug. 5, 2013 with quotes from Roy Oppenheim republished in part and slightly modified  for  the South Florida Law Blog. Miami-Dade circuit judges have been disposing of residential foreclosure cases at more than twice the rate of Broward judges, but all Florida circuits are following a game plan to […]

Governor Scott signs foreclosure fast track bill

Thu Jun 13, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Brian Bandell for the South Florida Business Journal and republished in the South Florida Law Blog. Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that aims to move foreclosures through the court system more quickly, but some homeowner advocates worry that it will erode their rights. House Bill 87 requires banks to file cases with a […]

Budgetary Hardball Almost Forces Court Closures: Courts’ Reliance On Foreclosure Fees Exposed

The Florida Court system, including judges, nearly faced mandatory furloughs and unpaid vacations due to an emergency shortfall in its budget. Court employees faced up to 30 days of unpaid vacation through the end of May. The reason for the short fall was the precipitous drop in foreclosure filings, which generated the fees the courts relied upon for the majority […]

Oppenheim Law Weekly Winners and Losers: Pending Home Sales, Mortgage Fraud, Job Markets and Subprime Bonds

Reporting on the winning and losing headlines, South Florida Law Blog brings you the break down and what this means to the Florida homeowner. While South Florida is #1 for mortgage fraud and foreclosure settlement talks between banks and the Obama administration appear futile at best, this week’s new was not all doom and gloom. Check out Oppenheim Law and Weston […]

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 […]

SFBJ: Mixed Reviews for Loan Modification Plan

My good friend, Julie Kay, recently wrote a South Florida Business Journal story on the mixed reviews for the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, as legislators like to call it. According to the article, HAMP is part of the U.S. Treasury’s Home Affordability & Stability Plan to save 3 million to 4 million homes from foreclosure. So far, […]

Biz Journal Covers Short Sales and Foreclosure Ammunition

Thu Mar 26, 2009 by on Florida Foreclosures

On the brink of the relieving statistics about South Florida home sales, we are pleased to share with you the recent news of how Oppenheim Pilelsky P.A. continues to help local residents fend off foreclosure. As we have discussed before, there are several options available when facing foreclosure including: short sales, mortgage modification, deed-in-lieu, and bankruptcy. This week’s South Florida […]

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