You’ve Inherited a House—And You Don’t Want It. Now What?

Before the realities of adulthood set in, a sprawling mansion to live in sounds like just the ticket—especially if inherited from, say, a long-lost relative. Now that you’re firmly entrenched in the real world, however, a home is more complicated thing to deal with, especially if it’s inherited. More often than not, inherited homes are bequeathed by parents to their children, and even if they’re not million-dollar mansions, they still come with expensive upkeep.

In some cases, property heirs have already decided that when the time comes, they will rent their inherited property, or move in altogether. But if your inheritance is unplanned for, or a surprise, your new property is more a burden than a boon. Newly inherited estates come saddled with property taxes and mortgages, often on top of an heir’s existing bills for their own home. And even if heirs can afford those costs, the expense of property management and maintenance, whether performed by the heirs or hired help, can push their budget over the edge.

The decision to sell your home comes with a few initial emotional hurdles. If you’ve inherited the home from your late parents or other close relatives, you may feel some guilt and apprehension in addition to your grief. These feelings are completely normal—after all, homes have close emotional ties to the majority of us. Selling it may also feel like a betrayal of your relatives’ memory. We’ve encountered more than one homeowner who asked, “Is it wrong to sell my parents’ home?” But selling your house is in no way a betrayal of their memory. It’s a fresh start for you and your family—the best legacy you can carry on.

Once you decide to sell, examine your options carefully. In inheritance cases, using a conventional real-estate sale method may not be the best idea. A realtor may require certificates of inspection and prior repairs before putting the house on the market. Then, they’ll have to go through the process of showing the house to buyers , waiting for offers and checking that buyers are qualified to take out a mortgage. Meanwhile, your inherited home sits idle, racking up monthly bills.

If you’re wondering about alternatives, they exist. The answer to “Can I sell my home quickly, for cash, in Camden County NJ?” is almost always yes. Unlike a realtor, We Buy Any House Fast does not require you to clean up or repair the home before sale—we’ll take it as-is and remove that burden from your back. Nor do we show your home to prospective buyers before making an offer. An initial inspection is all it takes for us to make a no-obligation cash offer. It’s a simple way to unburden yourself of inherited property. And with a compassionate, experienced team on your side, you’ll be guided through any difficulties you encounter.