The AMI Blog

What Is Adverse Possession in Real Estate?

If a person spends a long enough time occupying someone else’s land, they may be able to claim that land for themselves through a principle known as adverse possession. Adverse…

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What You Need to Know About Galvanized Plumbing

If your house was built during or before the 1960s, or in the early 1970s, there is a good chance it has galvanized plumbing. While it was once the norm,…

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What is an Earnest Money Deposit in Real Estate?

If you’re selling a home, you no doubt want to get it off the market in a timely manner. But, settling for the wrong buyer can cost you more time…

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Paperwork Needed to Sell a House By Owner in Texas

When selling your home, it’s only natural to want to make as much profit as possible. Using a real estate agent makes the sale process run more smoothly, but it…

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What Not to Fix When Selling a House

As the seller, you want your home to shine in its best light to potential buyers. But spending lots of time and money on home repairs is not always necessary….

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What Happens When You Inherit a House with a Mortgage?

Losing a loved one is devastating, and when you inherit their home, it can make an already emotional time even more overwhelming. If you find yourself in this situation and…

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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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