Your Inherited house
You have come into possession of a house, by inheritance and you want to sell it quickly. To start off with, condolences are in order. When someone dies, it is always a difficult time, and a time filled with sadness. Their lifetime possessions, and artefacts need to be sorted out, and distributed to other members of the family and friends. It is difficult to know who gets what and why. You maybe the only person, who has the responsibility thrust upon you. While sorting this out, other issues need to be addressed. Clarification of certain terms, and your obligations in this situation need to be understood.
The probate process will be followed through, if the person, who has died has made a will, that is valid and current. The court, will make sure all debts are paid and assets are dealt out as requested. If there is no will, the deceased person, will be considered to be intestate, and their assets, if they have any, will be sorted out according to state laws, and maybe different from what the deceased person may have desired to happen.
The definition of probate is ‘a legal process, in which a will is reviewed, to determine whether its valid and authentic’ In layman’s terms, it can be explained more simply. When there is a death, the estate of that person, is administered through probate court. This legal process, makes sure debts are paid off, and then the deceased’s property is distributed. A close friend or family member is selected, and is a named executor to observe the process.This process could take months to sort out, resulting in stressful scenarios and aggrevates the already upset beneficiaries. They will be mourning their departed family member, but maybe relying on the money, to help them keep afloat with ongoing costs.
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The property you have inherited, may still have an ongoing mortgage. The lender, can call in the rest of the balance, wanting it to be paid off, sooner rather than later. If you don’t have the required funds to pay the loan, a new mortgage in your name will have to be taken out. Most mortgages today, have a due-on-transfer or due-on-sale clause, that is already written in.
Maintenance, violations, taxes
Once the probate process, has been gone through, and the house is yours, you are in sole charge of its update. This involves, maintenance of the premises, both the interior and exterior, property taxes, and correcting code violations. Time and money, needs to be spent on houses, there is always something to repair, update and pay for. But owning a property is beneficial in itself. You will probably not be going to live in the property you have inherited, but you have inherited another role as a landlord if you rent it out. This role, sets certain challenges, collecting rent, tenant screening and interviewing, paying attention to repairs and much more.
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