The Real Deal Miami

shari olefson

  • David Stern: the foreclosure ghost

    March 16, 2011 10:53PM
    David Stern, who has become the face of the foreclosure document crisis that has plagued a number of states, especially Florida, in the last...
  • Banks begin foreclosure overhaul

    January 11, 2011 11:09AM
    Banks are beginning to change their foreclosure practices, from making attorneys sign code-of-conduct pledges to dismissing hundreds of cases. According to reports submitted to...
  • Rating the government’s impact on housing

    February 19, 2010 01:31PM
    As the Fed’s involvement in the mortgage-backed security market heads toward its expiration date, many in the industry are wondering whether the government’s involvement...
  • In early days of mandatory mediation, brokers optimistic

    February 08, 2010 04:32PM By Christine Davis
    Government programs have been created to assist distressed homeowners, but at little over month after the Florida Supreme Court ordered required mediation on all...
  • A double standard on strategic defaults?

    January 26, 2010 10:49AM
    Yesterday, Tishman Speyer and BlackRock Realty broke the news that they would turn over their massive Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village complex in...
  • Mediation may not offer all the answers

    January 04, 2010 12:54PM
    The recent state Supreme Court ruling that mandates mediation for all homesteaded foreclosure proceedings will help people in trouble with their mortgages, but may...
  • MBS market making a comeback

    October 23, 2009 01:57PM By Caren Chesler
    Shari Olefson, a real estate attorney with Fowler White Boggs and David Wind, president of Guaranteed Home Mortgage Company Mortgage-backed securities, the villains of...