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Bubble Bubble Froth and Trouble

Thu Feb 6, 2014 by on Florida Law News

Written by Roy Oppenheim for the South Florida Law Blog. As 2014 continues to move along, one disturbing trend on the horizon is the re-emergence of Wall Street’s presence into the residential housing market. This time however it’s a horse of a different color and it could mean trouble. During the last economic cycle, Wall Street provided easy money to […]

JPMorgan's $300M Forced-Placed Deal Sets Up Domino Effect

Mon Sep 23, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The original article was written by Bibeka Shrestha for Law360 with quotes from Roy Oppenheim republished  in the South Florida Law Blog.  JPMorgan Chase NA and Assurant Inc.’s $300 million settlement of a class action claiming they profited handsomely from high rates on forced-placed insurance policies will energize plaintiffs to pursue similar blockbuster deals at a time attorneys say force-placed actions are ripe for resolution. […]

Secrets from the Trenches:

Wed Sep 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

A Two-Pronged Loan Modification Analysis A loan modification can be a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day for many homeowners facing foreclosure; especially when this year’s statistics show that homeowners are increasingly receiving loan modifications from their respective lenders. Although this is great news, it’s not much help unless you know how to make the loan modification work in […]

Fannie Mae: Housing engine gains momentum, back on track

Tue Aug 27, 2013 by on Florida Law News

By Roy Oppenheim, Esq. | Yahoo! Contributor Network and republished in the South Florida Law Blog COMMENTARY | It’s taken a while for America’s economic engine to gain some speed, but it finally appears that the nation is back on track after having derailed when the housing market crashed. Mortgage giant Fannie Mae, which keeps tabs of such things, has released its full-year forecast for both the […]

Palm Beach Post Editorial: Free ‍houses? The banks would deserve it.

Mon Aug 26, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following editorial was originally published in The Palm Beach Post and written by Rhonda ‍Swan for The Post Editorial Board and republished with excerpts by  Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law for the South Florida Law Blog. If Floridians continue to get free houses because of the state’s five-year statute of limitation on debt collection, it could be the kick in the pants lenders need to expedite the more […]