Firstly, you have our sympathies. We understand how challenging this time can be. Handling property ownership matters is a challenging endeavor, especially when you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one.
You may be wondering, “What should I do with the El Paso house I inherited?” You might be thinking of renting it out or perhaps selling it, but not know how to go about doing so.
There are many options at your disposal, and we can assist you with them.
We are a team of seasoned real estate investors situated in the city of El Paso. We purchase multiple homes every month in El Paso and the surrounding area. Each month, we receive calls from people like you that have inherited property and want to sell it. The information below will help you find your way through this process.
What Steps Should I Take After Inheriting an El Paso Home?
Consider the following to help with your decisions:
Ensure the mortgage has been paid – as obvious as this sounds, if the individual you inherited property from had their own mortgage, you will be responsible for it (if you’re keeping the property, that is). This is not applicable if the property didn’t have a mortgage, or if it was already paid off. Some financial institutions will let you assume the mortgage. Others will make you refinance into another loan. If you’re not eligible for a loan, you might not be able to rent out the place.
The investment will be reflective of the property manager – if you have other things to do besides collect rent, take care of maintenance, engage with tenants, or deal with brokers, then property management (and the nuances that come with it) won’t be for you. In such cases, you can either employ a professional who can handle such duties on your behalf, or you can cash out on the property. Many people that inherit homes choose to hold onto the place, perhaps renting it out for additional income. That is a sound strategy, without question. You simply need the ability to manage it and deal with any hassles it comes with.
Property ownership isn’t cheap – very few buildings are maintained perfectly. A majority of houses that are inherited need a lot of improvements. Think about employing a qualified property inspector. Such an expert will provide you with a comprehensive rundown of your responsibilities over the next several years, in addition to the estimated costs that come with them. Surprises will be costly.
Selling a home for the highest amount you can get will end up costing you money – if you’d rather not handle the work that comes with cleanup, landscaping, kitchen updates, and repairs, worry not. Our company purchases El Paso homes in the condition they’re in for cash.
If the property market keeps growing faster than other options, hold on to that investment – our company will help you evaluate your property’s value today in comparison to the benefits of long-term renting. If the property’s equity can be used in a way that outperforms the market, then you should sell it. If the neighborhood continues to rise in value, though, and you have some money to spend, then hold onto the property. Real estate will prove to be a worthwhile investment when you understand how to read markets correctly.
Evaluate all options – in several circumstances, we might have the ability to secure some sort of lease option arrangement for you. This will allow you to sell and rent simultaneously. Such deals are generally complicated, however, our investment experience will get you the results you’re looking for.
Compare several scenarios – we can help you establish a price for your property based on the condition it’s in, the greatest price markets will bear, as well as the potential value of holding onto it for rental purposes. We’ll also tell you what the costs of those options will be.