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Roy Oppenheim from the Trenches: The State of Real Estate

Sun May 19, 2013 by on Florida Law News

South Florida real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim has been keeping his ear to the ground as the real estate market begins to heat up. In a recent article in U.S.A Today, Oppenheim was quoted as saying that lenders are pushing through foreclosures now because the values are up. Meantime, investors have been fueling the recovery, driving prices […]

Lucky few Floridians get $125,000 from foreclosure settlement, most to get $300

Wed Apr 17, 2013 by on Florida Law News

This article was originally written By Kimberly Miller for The Palm Beach Post and republished in South Florida Law Blog. The first wave of checks to 4.2 million borrowers, including hundreds of thousands in Florida, will go into the mail Friday, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. […]

Second Mortgages Lead to Misery or Modification for Florida Homeowners

Nearly 40% of homeowners who took out a second mortgage are underwater on their loans, but the news surrounding second mortgages isn’t all doom and gloom for Floridians, says Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. Second mortgages refer to any loan taken out on a property that is subordinate to the first mortgage, and include home-equity loans or lines of […]

The Times They Are A-Changin’: District Courts of Appeal Start Reversing Foreclosure Judgments

As a tribute to Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday today, his song “The Times They Are A-Changin” captures the spirit of the social and political upheaval happening in today’s Florida courts. Despite a swollen pipeline of more than half a million pending foreclosure cases, Florida’s appellate courts are starting to send a clear message that banks will not succeed in trampling […]

Oppenheim Says: Don’t Give up on Miami, the Heat is on!

Orlando’s got the Florida real estate Magic and Miami has the Heat! Reports are in that Miami and Orlando are dragging Florida out of recession, but for now only Orlando is performing above its economic weight class. The Miami Herald reported this week that while Orlando represents just 14 percent of Florida’s 7.2 million-person workforce, it accounts for 46 percent […]

Who gets the Golden Ticket? Charlie or the Banks?

Financial Times Headline: Caution urged on US bank foreclosure fines Who gets the golden ticket? We all remember the deserving Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. In the end, Charlie gets the Chocolate Factory and the golden ticket. This week’s Financial Times writer Tom Braithwaite reported a story: Caution urged on US bank foreclosure […]

More Good News! Higher Real Estate Prices in Select South Florida Cities

Weston is Number One! Zip codes with good schools, high paying jobs are topping list. Some areas of South Florida are finally seeing the first steps of a tentative recovery. As reported by the Sun-Sentinel, ten zip codes in Broward and six in Palm Beach County are seeing higher home prices. 33327, in Weston, saw the largest price increase from […]