The AMI Blog

Evaluate Potential Real Estate Investments Using DealCheck

Before you buy an investment property, it’s crucial to have your numbers crunched right. While you can’t control rehab costs and after-repair value (ARV), you can control your purchase price…

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How to Stop Foreclosure at the Last Minute

Having to go through a foreclosure is an unfortunate situation for anyone to have to face. But life happens and a divorce, job loss, medical condition, or another circumstance can…

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What Is an Easement in Real Estate?

An easement is an arrangement granting one person or group—known as the easement holder—the right to access the property of another person or group. Whether or not the property owner…

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What Happens to a House if the Owner Dies Without a Will?

In an ideal world, all matters of inheritance would be decided by a will clearly stating the wishes of the deceased. However, death can come unexpectedly, and it’s not uncommon…

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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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