Owner Issues

Here at AMI, we’ve seen it all. As cash house buyers, we know how many well-known and little-known issues can come up in a homeowner’s life. Working with homeowners to solve those issues has given us a depth of knowledge in both. In this category, you’ll find answers to common questions surrounding homeownership, as well as in-depth guides and Q&A articles addressing numerous issues homeowners can experience. Our goal is to educate homeowners and help them find the information and solutions they need.

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 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 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 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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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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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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The Top 8 Reasons Homes Go into Foreclosure

Foreclosure is currently a threat to more American homeowners than it has been in the past. In October 2021 alone, there were 20,587 foreclosure filings nationwide — more than double…

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