Authorify - Inherited Homes Book Preview

anxiety-provoking, emotional, and stressful. It likely includes clearing out once-treasured belongings and depersonalizing the rooms. Then there is the financial cost of making necessary updates to attract buyers. Sometimes heirs must deal with liens or hidden problems in the house structure or systems (i.e., electric, plumbing, and gutters), and there may be disagreements among beneficiaries about the sale price, or whether to sell at all. Family members drag their feet, distracted by images of growing up in the home, preventing them from taking appropriate action. They can’t let go. Everyone takes the time they need to deal with the passing of a loved one. Sellers in this situation need to take the appropriate steps to learn the market, educate themselves, and have a reliable real estate agent and tax attorney or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an empathetic party who is there to help. This little book is meant to offer some proven tips that can help owners of inherited property approach the issue in a structured manner, with fewer problems and more satisfactory results for all stakeholders concerned. Here, we will discuss the different aspects of splitting the property with family members and the best practices involved.



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