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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 […]

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 […]

Roy Oppenheim on Real Estate Game Changers: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Oil Prices

For five years I’ve discussed the inevitability of Black Swan events that change everything overnight – game changers. Certainly, the earthquake in Japan and the subsequent rash of Tsunamis are reminders of that phenomenon as is the ongoing escalated strife and instability in the Middle East. Not only have oil prices shot up, we now face a whole new set […]

The Florida Foreclosure “Rocket Docket”: A Violation of Our Constitutional Rights?

Tue Sep 7, 2010 by on Florida Law News

From the Heart by Ellen Pilelsky Picture this. In Florida: Retired judges being pulled out of retirement and paid to sit on foreclosure courts. Purpose: To decrease the amount of Florida’s foreclosure backlog. Reality? The outcome of many cases is questionable, at best. Seems many of these judges, who may be well intentioned, are actually ruling in favor of the […]

Happy Labor Day! Oppenheim Law Replays September Workshop

Did you miss Wednesday night’s Strategic Default Workshop from Oppenheim Law? Hundreds of homeowners tuned in as Roy Oppenheim shared the new rules homeowners need to learn in this deflationary economy. Oppenheim Law will replay September’s Strategic Default Workshop until Thursday, September 9, so this holiday weekend is a perfect opportunity to catch up on the latest in foreclosure defense, […]

Daily Business Review: Roy Oppenheim Applauds Investigation on Filing Faulty Foreclosures

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has issued subpoenas to three South Florida foreclosure law firms seeking detailed financial, client and employee records. McCollum’s economic crimes division is investigating the Law Offices of David J. Stern of Plantation, the Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson of Fort Lauderdale and Shapiro & Fishman of Boca Raton and Tampa for possible unfair and […]

Two Thumbs up: Florida Foreclosure Title Insurance

In the worst of real estate times, opportunity arises even on the courthouse steps. Buying in the murky foreclosure waters is not quite as dangerous as swimming with the sharks thanks to Foreclosure Title Insurance, says Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim. More than 500,000 foreclosure filings entered Florida’s books in 2009, and those properties now saturate the South Florida […]