The AMI Blog

What Are Property Taxes?

Property taxes can be an area of confusion for many homeowners. Unfortunately, failure to accurately understand how property taxes work and budget for them accordingly can have disastrous results. Here…

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Why Isn’t My House Selling? (14 Reasons & What to Do About Them)

Once you’ve made up your mind to move somewhere new, it’s hard to be patient while waiting for your current house to sell. It’s incredibly frustrating when your home takes…

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Have Lead Paint in Your House? Here’s What You Need to Know

Lead paint is a hidden danger that could be lingering in any home, especially older properties. Unfortunately, extended exposure to lead paint may cause brain damage and affect other vital…

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Selling a House with Asbestos

Trying to sell an older home can come with hassles. When you add in the potential presence of asbestos, it can make selling even more challenging. You may have seen…

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Selling a House with a Reverse Mortgage

If you have an older family member who has recently passed, it is, no doubt, difficult emotionally. But on top of mourning, you may also have to handle and settle…

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What Is an Affidavit of Heirship for a House in Texas?

When a family member dies without leaving a Will, an affidavit of heirship can allow you to sell a house without going through probate. Going through the full probate process…

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Selling a Parent’s Home to Pay for Their Long-Term Care

Checking a parent into a nursing home is an emotional experience. Making plans to sell their newly unoccupied home can make an already overwhelming time even more stressful. You and…

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How to Sell a House Full of Furniture Fast

There are many reasons why someone would be looking to sell a fully furnished house. Whether planning an international move, dealing with an inherited estate or illness of a loved…

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Ways to Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

For many Americans, their mortgage payment is their most significant expense each month. Often, people buy a home, and never think to negotiate the cost of their mortgage payments again….

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How to Sell a Hoarder House

Shortly after AMI was formed, we experienced our first, real Hoarder House in the flesh. The owner was incredibly nice and had realized things had gotten out of control. However,…

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How Long Does It Take to Sell a House to a Cash Buyer?

Selling a home for or buying a house in cash can be a quick, painless process (especially compared to standard, financed sales). But some things can affect how quickly a…

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An In-depth Guide to the Eviction Process in Texas

If you’re a landlord having problems with a tenant in Texas, and you want to evict them, you’ll learn more about the process and how you can force a tenant…

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A Guide to Understanding Texas Real Estate Liens

A lien is a notice attached to your property stating that a creditor claims you owe them money. A lien is typically a public record, and for real estate liens,…

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What You Need to Know about Deeds in Texas

Texas is one of the few states that is a “deed of trust” state. While many people take out a mortgage to purchase real estate, which is a loan borrowed…

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Real Estate Closing Costs – A Guide for Sellers & Buyers

Buying or selling a home for the first time can be full of surprises. That’s because it’s not as simple as finding the house you’d like to purchase, or as…

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