I can't help you with that missed opportunity, but you could try selling a July $7.50 put for $0.7. Then what will happen is that, either you will buy the stock at $6.80/share , or you'll get to keep the $0.7/share as free money. Seems like a deal to me!
BTW, it is not likely that there will be a dividend payment next year, as IMH is not filing as a REIT right now, and can't until 2014. Meanwhile, they can hang on to all their earnings by using up carry-forward losses. This is great, because they can re-invest 100% of those earnings into growing originations, and increasing book value. Only when there are no more carry-forward losses to use up does it make sense to switch to filing as a REIT again, in order to avoid the double-taxation that C-Corps suffer from.
The double taxation of regular corporations is the biggest disgrace of the US tax system that the crooked Congress has foisted on America: "Let's tax something that doesn't vote, and pretend that it's not people's money"!