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. […]



5 Tips To Prepare for an Estate Sale

Selling everything in a home is no simple task, and just the thought can leave folks feeling completely overwhelmed. Enter the estate sale. An estate sale or estate liquidation is a sale or auction to dispose of a substantial portion of the belongings/property owned by a person who must dispose of their personal property to […]



Renovate Today, Pay When You Sell

A local startup named Improvio wants to help homeowners sell for more by improving their properties before they go to market. The twist is that the homeowner doesn’t have to pay for the renovations until settlement, meaning cash on hand isn’t an issue. The Problem Improvio Wants to Solve Say you want to sell your […]