The AMI Blog

Foreclosure and Government Guaranteed Loans

Foreclosure & Government Guaranteed Loans – What You Need to Know

For those who have difficulty obtaining a traditional mortgage, there are various options available to help secure a loan. Generally, these options help those who are unable to make a large down payment or have a lower-than-desired credit score. The additional backing takes out some of the risk involved when…

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Medallion Pointe House

Seller Case Study – Medallion Pointe House

A few months after the flood, we were contacted on Facebook by someone my husband used to work with many years ago. His father’s long-time home in Cinco Ranch had flooded when the Barker dam was released. The house was large, his dad was now an empty nester, and had…

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Common Home Inspections

Common Inspections Performed in Texas Home Purchases

Unless you’re selling a house in as-is condition, offers you receive from buyers will almost always contain a contingency of an option period. The option period allows a buyer to schedule any inspections they want done to make sure the home doesn’t have any issues that are typically unnoticeable during…

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Contingencies in Real Estate

Common Contingencies in Residential Real Estate Contracts

Buying or selling a home can sometimes be a confusing process, especially when an offer contains contingencies. Below we’ll take a look at some of the more common contingencies in real estate transactions and what they mean for buyers and sellers. What is a contingency in relation to buying or…

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Pine Mountain 2 House Case Study

Seller Case Study – Pine Mountain House #2

As we were renovating the first flooded house we bought on Pine Mountain Drive in Bear Creek Village, we introduced ourselves to our new neighbor and went on to discuss the impact Harvey had on their neighborhood. His home of 11 years had also taken on about 4.5 feet of…

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Disclosure is best

What Has to Be Disclosed When Selling a House in Texas?

If you’re asking yourself this question, then chances are you know about something wrong with your home and are debating whether or not to mention it in your Seller’s Disclosure Statement. The short answer is this: you should always disclose any issues with your home that you know about when…

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Case Study Pine Mountain 1

Seller Case Study – Pine Mountain House #1

We were contacted by a woman wanting to sell a flooded Houston home out in Bear Creek Village in late November 2017. The seller had lived in her home for 23 years, and when the Addicks dam was released in Harvey, her home took on 4.5 feet of water. Multiple…

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Selling Your Home – Agent vs. House Buyer

You’ve likely seen billboards, signs, or other advertisements from house buying companies touting lines like “We Buy Houses for Cash.” What does a House Buyer do? A House Buyer is a common term used to describe a real estate investor. They’re also commonly referred to as Cash Buyers or Professional…

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