All posts by Jason Opland




Legal Know-How: Taming the Neighbor’s Trees

Homeowners have the right to trim the trees and shrubs on their property—even if the foliage is growing in the neighbor’s yard. Droopy branches, decaying limbs, and invading plants from the neighbor’s yard can make your well-maintained property look dark and overrun. Fortunately, there’s a practical solution. In every U.S. state, homeowners have a common […]






Roadmap for Homeowners Exiting Forbearance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released extensive mortgage servicing regulations it hopes will prevent “unwelcome surprises” for borrowers exiting forbearance. According to today’s final rule, servicers can initiate a foreclosure action only after the borrower has submitted a loss mitigation application, and either isn’t eligible for, breaks or rejects a loss mitigation agreement. […]