The AMI Blog

What is a Squatter in Real Estate?

If a building is left unoccupied for an extended period of time, it runs the risk of attracting squatters. While no homeowner wants uninvited guests living on their property, it…

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Can You Sell a Condemned House?

Even if you take excellent care of your home, there’s always a possibility of damage occurring. If this damage is extensive, it could put your house at risk of being…

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What to Know about Popcorn Ceilings

If you own a house built several decades ago, you may have a popcorn ceiling in one or more rooms. Popcorn ceilings—a style known for their distinctive lumpy texture—were a…

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What Is a Short Sale in Real Estate?

Unexpected life events, like changes in employment or divorce, can sometimes cause a homeowner to fall behind on their mortgage. If you’ve suddenly found yourself unable to keep up with…

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Should I Rent or Sell My House?

When it comes time to move, some homeowners may wonder whether it’s better to sell their house or keep it and rent it out to earn passive income. This decision…

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How to Sell a Vacant House

If a homeowner moves to a new home prior to selling their old one, inherits a property from someone who has passed away, or loses the tenants they previously rented…

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How To Find Out If a Property Has a Lien

Just because you’ve owned a house for a long time doesn’t mean you know everything about it. Homeowners are not always notified when liens are placed on their property, so…

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What Does Doing a Title Search Mean?

When you have the money to buy a house, it doesn’t mean that you can close as soon as the buyer agrees to sell it to you. Several steps need…

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What You Need to Know About Selling a House As-Is

Selling a house usually means you need to bring the home up to its best possible condition to get best price for it. But fixing up a damaged home before…

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How Much Equity Do You Need in a House Before Selling?

Before deciding to sell your house, the first thing to consider is much equity you have in your home. Equity is a measure of how much your home is worth…

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Can I Sell My Home if It’s in Foreclosure?

Regardless of how financially responsible you are, certain situations in life can make it challenging to stay current on your mortgage. In the unfortunate event that your home faces a…

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The Truth About Instant Offers for Your House

Many people place a high value on speed and convenience. From next-day Amazon deliveries to on-demand entertainment streaming, the quicker and easier we can get something, the better it is…

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What is the Eviction Process in Texas After Foreclosure?

You are obligated to make your mortgage and property tax payments on time when you buy a home. However, financially devastating events due to divorce, the loss of a job,…

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Can I Sell My House at Any Time?

When you first buy a home, you probably expect to live there for the next several years. However, sometimes life has other plans. Unexpected events like divorce, changes in employment,…

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What to Know About Buying a Foreclosure Home

For most people, their homes are their most significant investment, and mortgage lenders need assurance that they won’t lose out when issuing a home loan. That’s why properties serve as…

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