When a property is a difficult reminder of someone that has passed away, but you have inherited it, you don’t need to live in it yourself. This is especially true if you already have your own home. Let this article help you what to do with an inherited property that holds too many painful memories.
Sell – Perhaps the easiest solution is finding a buyer. Most inherited homes would need to undergo major renovations and rebuilding because of neglect, especially if the last owner was absent during the last years or months of their lives. If you find that you can’t afford the repairs and restoration, contact a real estate company that buys houses as-is. You will get a reduced price for it but at least the house will be off your hands.
Renovate – When selling doesn’t work for you because you don’t have the heart to part ways with the house, have it totally renovated and use it as your vacation home. Remove all items of sentimental value store them away while the house gets a total facelift. You remove all the vestiges of your departed one’s memory to make your stay bearable. Look for a construction and design company that can offer cleaning, repairing and renovating as a package so you can ask for a discount.
Rent – If you don’t have the money to burn on a full redesign but still can’t let go of the house, just have it intensively cleaned and rent it out. You can choose to rent it out to friends or family or have a realty company set up the rental management and coordination with you. Before you publish ads, Allbrite Services Ltd says it’s important to hire an experienced cleaning company to remove all personal items in the house and thoroughly clean it. See if they can also add cosmetic repairs into the deal.
Remembrance need not be painful when you are getting something good out of it. Those who have passed on would have wanted that. After all, it’s why they’ve passed on to you the home they treasured when they were still alive.