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Of my Fathers Estate...The house is left to me and my 2

I am Executor of my Fathers Estate...The house is left to me and my 2 siblings! My brother has lived in the home for 13 years with my father and has taken care of all the maintenance paid $600 a month helped with all insurances bills etc. on the property! There is no mortgage on the home it is free and clear. As siblings we all agree that he should keep the home! Selling is out of the question! We are in probate for the estate now....I need some direction on how to handle this.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Thanks for your help!JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Have an appointment this week!JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no just overwhelmed at this timeJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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We've been JTWRS co-owners in my parent's home yrs.

We've been JTWRS co-owners in my parent's home for 28 yrs. after helping them purchase the home with our initial investment of $40k. They want to include the home in their trust assuring us a min. inheritance of 100k and dividing the remaining proceeds among my 3 siblings as their inheritance. We don't feel this is fair and are concerned about taxes all the way around. They are concerned about losing the home if one or both need long term care someday. I insist they can't be forced to sell the home as long as we're JTWRS and will survive the applicable look back period. Can they include the home in the trust (with us still as JTWRS) without us signing a quit claim deed turning the property over to the trust?

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I would like to know how we can add a dock easement to our

I would like to know how we can add a dock easement to our home real estate deed. Be it a note referring to the dock or some kind of reference to said dock.About 4-5 years back I went to the town to ask them for dock space on a strip of land they own due to a tax lien deed they obtained in 2004. The town does have a Tax collector's deed to this land and many people over the years have put docks on various parts of this land prior and since the town took possession. The land is on a Lake in the town of Northwood, New Hampshire of which we own a house close to the land. The town never did anything to stop people from building these docks nor did they do anything to document said docks. A select few of the docks have been there for possibly 20 years (adverse possession). The town and previous owner (Bain) just seemed to let things be and nobody paid taxes on said land.About 4-5 years ago I went to the town to ask for some dock space. The town Administrator told me they always meant to do something about the land (docks/use) since they obtained the land but never did. I volunteered to document all the docks and the people who use them and the Administrator agreed. I work with him on this for the next couple months. I found that some people received access easement deeds from the previous owner before/during the time he (Bane) was going to lose the land. The previous owner also attempted to give the land as a gift to the town in lieu of the taxes owed (town declined). I also found parts of the said land that were not being used. I documented every access easement, every dock not under easement but being used and all areas not in use. I submitted my maps/documents/findings to the administrator and was told I could use one of the unused areas and if anyone had a problem to come see him. We worked out an easement deed which states exactly where "my spot" is located. The easement was sent to the town lawyers but was never signed but we still agreed to my use of said area. The administrator told me this area has been a mess for years and was in part documented as stated in 1996 which reads as follows:From Board of Selectmen 1996"Two reasons prompt me to give you my opinion that it would not be worth accepting the proposed gift. First, the combat over temperament of the combatants, regardless of what the courts says. Our police department will probably continue to have to try to keep the peace, and I think it would only muddy the waters and bring on additional headaches for us if we were to end up being an owner of the strip of land that is crossed by all these people. Second, while the Banes are obviously looking to get some sort of tax benefit out of deeding to the Town's title to the strip of land itself, the value of the gift to us is highly questionable, where it would be encumbered by so many easements of individuals to cross the strip to get to their respective docks."After such time of this document from the Board of Selectmen, the town did take possession of the land via a Tax Collector's Deed in 2004, as I stated.After my work with the Administrator, the Town Assessor was tasked to resolve/document the lot/areas in question (LOT 8, Map108). I was given use of this land and have since been paying taxes on said use. This land is now listed on my Tax papers with a value of $12,000. I had a meeting with the Administrator and Assessor a few days ago to go over this. I then asked him if my access deed could be signed but because of the issue stated above: In turn he said, "This paper (pointing to my tax document) gives you the right to be there and this paper (the access deed I wrote out) tells people exactly where your dock in use is." Everything is filed together in LOT 8's file with the town.Now I am wondering if there is some way I can refer to this property in my current home deed.Thank you, Tom

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My father left s home to me and my brother and sister, but

My father left his home to me and my brother and sister, but my stepmother has the rental income from it until her death (she is 86 yrs old). She wants to turn the house over to the 3 of us. What do we need to do..

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Bank will not accept short sale after having an offer and

Bank will not accept short sale after having an offer and house being on the market since August 2015. Coldwell Bank Burnet realtor believes that bank will start forclosure.My ex-husband signed a quit deed when we got divoced so he understands that he has no financial responsiblity. However, we have a first and second mortgage and I am afraid that the second mortgage could be an issue.Need help please.....

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Can I establish a quitclaim on my house specific amount to

Can I establish a quitclaim on my house for a specific amount to be paid from the sale proceeds in the future. ie House sale for 500,000 and after 1st mtg of 350,00 Quit claim for 150,000

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My brother and I just inherited our childhood house in Pa..

My brother and I just inherited our childhood house in Pa.. He is giving it to me since he lives in Las Vegas and I live in Pa. Can I "rent the house with option to buy" to someone immediately or do I have to have my moms and my brothers name removed from the title before signing the contract with only my name on it. I am the executor of the estate but there is no probate necessary.

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I have an old friend I have known + years. We have been

I have an old friend I have known for 30+ years. We have been partners in various businesses over the years.My friend would like to buy one of my residential lots I own free and clear, in a cash transaction. How much legal expense would be involved in a simple property transfer? We really don't want to pay a commission to an agent when I imagine there is paperwork we can fill out and file for ourselves.What are the minimum legal requirements for property title transfer?

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My mother has a revocable living trust that i am co-trustee

my mother has a revocable living trust that i am co-trustee on. my sister lives in a home that is deeded with the trust and mom and i as co-trustee. ( my sister has never paided a bill in her life and lives here with her husband and 21 year old son, my dad put her in this house 12 years ago to "help" her ). my sister, husband and their son are smoking marijuana and wax in the garage on a daily bases and have several "friends" over to use also daily. they do this with the overhead door fulling open and you can smell and see everything. i also has seen evidents of selling both from the home. i live behind her and have asked her to put the door down to stop the neighbors from smelling and talking about the use. she won't and it gets more out of control with each request. my mother does not know, but i do. my mother and i both have saved all of our lives to be able to enjoy retirement. are we at risk? is the trust at risk? how do we stop her from the embarrassment from the neighbors? how do we stop her from doing this in " our home " ?

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