Title Passes to the Widow

  Question: My husband and I purchased our home in Phoenix 12 years ago as community property with right of survivorship. My husband recently died. The home has increased in value to $186,000, and I am worried about paying taxes. Should I have the title transferred to my name only? I am in my late…

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Inheritor of Home Owes no Estate Tax

  Question:  You frequently mention the benefits of recording a beneficiary deed now for simple inheritance of a home or other real estate.  I know that a beneficiary deed is not effective until death and can be revoked at any time prior to death.  For example, if after recording a beneficiary deed I get angry…

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Deed Home to Yourself and Spouse

  Question:  Next month, my husband and I are scheduled to close escrow on a home in Chandler.  We have no living children, and we are both elderly,  Due to my husband’s bad credit, however, the mortgage loan and the title of the home will be in my name only.  If something were to happen…

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