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The American Horror Story winds down in Florida as cases become involuntarily dismissed by judges

News   •   Nov 16, 2014 17:17 EST

The American Horror Story winds down in Florida as cases become involuntarily dismissed by judges - See more at: http://southfloridalawblog.com/fthe-american-horror-story-winds-down-in-florida-as-cases-become-involuntarily-dismissed-by-judges/#sthash.NPebPhzW.dpuf

OUR VIEWS FLORIDA’S FORECLOSURE CRISIS: Free ‍houses? Let’s hope.
Million-dollar mansion won by real estate mavens

Million-dollar mansion won by real estate mavens

News   •   Aug 11, 2013 11:46 EDT

The bank voluntarily dismissed its foreclosure cases against this Boca Raton mansion in the 700 block of Sanctuary Drive after a legal misstep at trial last month.

Governor Scott signs foreclosure fast track bill

Governor Scott signs foreclosure fast track bill

News   •   Jun 10, 2013 15:50 EDT

Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law. Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim said the bill gives title insurance underwriters a get out of jail free card because they are no longer liable for the improper sale of bank-owned homes. "The original homeowner who was foreclosed upon, and may have been illegally foreclosed upon, ultimately is the big loser."

Gov. Rick Scott signs controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law

Gov. Rick Scott signs controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law

News   •   Jun 10, 2013 12:18 EDT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law. Roy Oppenheim, a South Florida real estate and foreclosure defense attorney and member of an opposition group called Florida Consumer Justice Advocates, said he’s had discussions about challenging the law as unconstitutional and asking the courts to delay its implementation until it receives judicial review.

Will Victims Of Foreclosures Get Fair Share Of Money Owed?

Will Victims Of Foreclosures Get Fair Share Of Money Owed?

News   •   Jun 06, 2013 10:15 EDT

In an interview with CBS4 Miami consumer reporter Al Sunshine, real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim talks about the soon-to-be distribution of checks to Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure. He calls the checks a joke. "It does not compensate people for the destruction of their property rights, their due process rights and the destruction of the legal system.

Florida homeowners to get foreclosure restitution checks of $1,480 this month

Florida homeowners to get foreclosure restitution checks of $1,480 this month

News   •   Jun 05, 2013 08:39 EDT

More than 72,000 Florida borrowers whose homes were taken through foreclosure will receive reparation checks this month from the National Mortgage Settlement. Real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim called the checks a joke. “If homeowners sued the banks for the fraud, forgery and perjury they committed, they could be getting more,” he told the Palm Beach Post.

Editorial: Forget ‘squatters.’ Florida should get a little ‘adverse’ with lenders

Editorial: Forget ‘squatters.’ Florida should get a little ‘adverse’ with lenders

News   •   Jun 03, 2013 14:49 EDT

In an editorial written by Rhonda Swan in the Palm Beach Post, foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, notes that there are cases when it’s preferable to have a squatter in the neighborhood. “In some weird ways these people are actually helping the community. They could actually improve the quality of life in a particular community as opposed to the bank having a boarded-up home.”

Roy Oppenheim takes issue with HB 87 on Channel 2's "Issues"

Roy Oppenheim takes issue with HB 87 on Channel 2's "Issues"

News   •   Jun 01, 2013 13:20 EDT

Real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim of Oppenheim Law has been urging Gov. Rick Scott not to sign HB 87, legislation passed during the last session that is designed to speed up foreclosures in Florida. He appeared on WPBT Channel 2's "Issues" with host Helen Ferre to talk about why the bill is a bad one.

Support of Florida foreclosure bill holds narrow lead in Tallahassee

Support of Florida foreclosure bill holds narrow lead in Tallahassee

News   •   May 31, 2013 12:30 EDT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has until June 12 to take action on HB 87, a bill that would fast-track foreclosures. "This law would change the rules of current engagement of existing trials before judges,” said South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, who opposes the bill. “This will only create more uncertainty and a host of new issues will ultimately arise.”

Governor, Foreclosure Bill Needs To Be Vetoed – Daily Business Review

Governor, Foreclosure Bill Needs To Be Vetoed – Daily Business Review

News   •   May 23, 2013 19:36 EDT

What if I told you that bank and other mortgage debt holders could file fraudulent foreclosure paperwork to take away your home, take it in court and you could not get your house back — only money — even though you could prove it was fraud perpetrated by the bank or debt holder? Would you believe it? In America? In Florida?

What are zombie titles?

What are zombie titles?

News   •   Apr 08, 2013 06:55 EDT

Zombie titles occur after a homeowner defaults, but when a lender never follows through with the foreclosure. During this time, the borrower in default is still liable for the property, even though he or she no longer lives there and is not aware of the fact that he or she still owns it.

Congressional Inquiry Into Foreclosure Review Is Too Little, Too Late  -- US News and World Report

Congressional Inquiry Into Foreclosure Review Is Too Little, Too Late -- US News and World Report

News   •   Feb 07, 2013 10:21 EST

So now some key members of Congress want a thorough review of the Independent Foreclosure Review process.

Dawn of the dead (mortgage): Zombie foreclosures are back! -- Yahoo! Homes

Dawn of the dead (mortgage): Zombie foreclosures are back! -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jan 17, 2013 16:33 EST

Like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Jigsaw, they just keep coming back, even though no one really wants them to.

Residential real estate market already headed over fiscal cliff  -- Yahoo! Homes

Residential real estate market already headed over fiscal cliff -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Nov 10, 2012 10:17 EST

With the expiration of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act looming, the housing market faces the very real threat of going over the fiscal cliff unless Congress acts quickly.

Lessons Learned From My Smartest Real Estate Clients -- Yahoo! Homes

Lessons Learned From My Smartest Real Estate Clients -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jul 25, 2012 14:51 EDT

For me, one of the most interesting things about being a real estate lawyer over the past quarter century is that I’ve had the chance, every once in a while, to look at my clients and see what skills, habits, and traits made them successful.

Eminent Domain: A Foreclosure Fix From The Trenches -- Yahoo! Homes

Eminent Domain: A Foreclosure Fix From The Trenches -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jul 24, 2012 10:55 EDT

Using eminent domain to seize under-performing mortgages from the banks is a bold move, but one local governments should seriously entertain.

Fleeing Wall Street for Main Street; investors find confidence in real estate -- Yahoo! Homes

Fleeing Wall Street for Main Street; investors find confidence in real estate -- Yahoo! Homes

News   •   Jul 09, 2012 12:15 EDT

As investor confidence in Wall Street has eroded, those same investors are turning to real estate to find the security they can't find elsewhere.

Short Sales Soar as Home Foreclosures Fall - Lawyers.com

Short Sales Soar as Home Foreclosures Fall - Lawyers.com

News   •   Apr 27, 2012 09:37 EDT

“When the robosigning crisis hit, there was effectively an 18-month moratorium on foreclosures,” said Roy Oppenheim, a foreclosure defense attorney with Oppenheim Law in South Florida.

Roy Oppenheim on RadioIO's "The Shannon Burke Show"

Roy Oppenheim on RadioIO's "The Shannon Burke Show"

News   •   Feb 28, 2012 10:30 EST

Foreclosure Defense Attorney Roy Oppenheim appeared on "The Shannon Burke Show" on Monday February 27th, 2012 to talk about the housing crisis and what he expects to happen now that foreclosures are ramping back up in 2012.