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Tag: subprime mortgage crisis

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 […]

Take My House

Wed Jul 17, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Roy Oppenheim, Esq. for the   South Florida Law Blog. The late comedian Henny Youngman was known for his rapid-fire, one-liners – and is probably best know for this one in particular: “Take my wife … please!” That’s also the line a lot of folks were saying at the height of the real estate crisis, except they replaced […]

Scott signs foreclosure bill

Sun Jun 9, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Paul Owers in the Sun Sentinel and republished in the South Florida Law Blog with Roy Oppenheim. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday designed to speed up foreclosuresin Florida, but critics say the measure is unfair to homeowners. HB 87 requires homeowners to respond more quickly to foreclosure filings and gives community associations […]

Where Have All The Foreclosures Gone? (Long Time Passing)

Fri Feb 15, 2013 by on Foreclosure Fraud

An edited version of this post by Roy Oppenheim was first published in US News and World Report’s Home Front Blog and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Not long after the national mortgage settlement was announced, I warned clients that the training wheels would come off and foreclosures would ramp up again. Now foreclosure […]

The Hazard of Moral Hazard

Tue Jan 15, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We already know that the banks haven’t learned from their mistakes. They can and often will engage in risky behavior given the opportunity. So why do regulators and […]

Residential Real Estate Market Already Headed Over Fiscal Cliff

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. They say there is no rest for the weary, and that seems especially appropriate for our nation’s elected officials. Election Day may be still be fresh in our rear-view mirror, but in case you have forgotten, the lame duck […]