Want to refinance? Do your homework first

An edited version of Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on Weston Title with their permission. As a real estate attorney for 25 years, working first on Wall Street and then on Main Street, I’ve come to the opinion that … Continue reading

Short Sales Soar as Home Foreclosures Fall

From Josh Crank, Lawyers.com The foreclosure crisis isn’t over, but a new trend in real estate sales could be the light at the end of the tunnel for many borrowers and lenders. Short sales, which occur when homeowners sell their homes for less … Continue reading

Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting

Despite some of the lowest home prices we’ve seen in quite some time, many are still opting to rent. There seems to be some reluctance on the part of many people to commit to purchasing a home. It’s understandable that no … Continue reading

Want To Buy a Home On Short Sale? What You Need to Know

I’ve spent much of my time on my sister site South Florida Law Blog espousing the benefits of a short sale for sellers. As I’ve said countless times before, banks are more willing than ever to accept a short sale and let … Continue reading

Prices May Be Down, But Housing Market is Not Out

Some analysts are once again crying gloom and doom about yesterday’s latest release from the Case-Shiller Index. Case-Shiller, one of the most respected indicators of housing prices nationwide, posted new lows in December in 3 key composites, including a 3.8% … Continue reading

Credit Grip Loosening; So Where in Florida Should You Buy?

If you’re looking to buy a house in Florida this year, you’re probably still concerned about whether now is a good time to apply for a mortgage.   We’ve seen several reports this week that suggest just that.  For once, … Continue reading

HUD: Home Affordability at 40-Year High

More good news for home buyers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, who said in their latest housing scorecard that homes haven’t been this affordable since 1971, when Richard Nixon was president. In this latest report HUD announced the … Continue reading