Are there any benefits to buying my parents house from them?

Asked by Hiphopson1985, New York, NY Mon Nov 18, 2013

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Brian Byhower, Agent, Hermosa Beach, CA
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Yes, now you don't have to sleep in the garage.
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Brad Korb, Agent, Burbank, CA
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Yes, in California you can move your tax base on the house from parent to child, also your parents can sell you at a Great Price .It would be fantastic to help you get started with your real estate portfolio.They could also pay for all closing cost for you & even carry a loan for you at below market rate ! Good Luck !
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inna.p, , 90045
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The only benefit is that they can sell it for a cheaper price and they can do for sale by owner, so they don't have to pay a commission. Both parties end up winning.
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Shannon Chang, Agent, Arcadia, CA
Wed Nov 20, 2013
It depends on many factors. Are they willing to give you a deal? If not then you might as well let them sell on the open market and get the most that they can! Then you buy what you really want!
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Tony Grech, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Southfield, MI
Tue Nov 19, 2013
The benefit is that you know about the house and should be aware of anything wrong with it.

Also, your parents may be exempt from certain costs of selling the home since it is to a relative.

Finally, everyone will save on the costs of real estate commissions, although you will probably want to pay a realtor or attorney a fee to draw up the paperwork.

The only real negative is that the lender is going to scrutinize things a little closer since this is not an Arm's-length transaction. It doesnt mean you wont be able to get a loan - just means you might have to jump through a couple extra hoops.

If this is a "bailout" situation where the parents are facing foreclosure or something then you probably wouldn't be able to get a mortgage

Hope this helps!
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Tue Nov 19, 2013
You have many options.
Some benefit YOU.
Some benefit your parents.
Some may have benefit to both.
Which is best must be decided by the situation, the circumstances and long term goals.
Where one must being is where do you live, where do you want to live and 'How's your credit?"

Best of success.
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Gail Mercedes…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Tue Nov 19, 2013

I would consult with financial planner and tax attorney. Express you family goals and become aware of what is the best course for you and your parents.

Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Tue Nov 19, 2013
You will have a nice transaction with great people!
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Alexander Gr…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Depends on what you are trying to do?

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

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Susan Bo'ur, Agent, Manhattan Beach, CA
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Besides getting a great price..I would recommend speaking with a Tax consultant.
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