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My 85 year old mom sold her home and is purchasing another.

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My 85 year old mom sold her home and is purchasing another. She want me to put my name on the deed. Does her name need to be on the deed also to get homestead and property tax reduction in the state of Georgia?
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Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice; and (2) I will provide you with honest information and not necessarily to tell you might be hoping to hear.

A persons name must be on the deed/title to real property to obtain a homestead exemption. The general requirement to obtain a homestead is the home must be owned by homeowner and homeowner must occupy the property as their primary residence. Real property ownership is established by being named on the deed of record.

The Georgia statute is OCGA 48-5-40 here is a link: www.statutes.laws.com/georgia/title-48/chapter-5/article-2/part-1/48-5-45

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