One Thing Every North Georgia Home Owner Should Have…

The Mountain Life Team Blogger April 28, 2009

There’s a right way and a wrong way to transfer a home posthumously.  The right way requires having a documented plan.  The wrong way could stick your loved ones with a tax bill so large they may have to sell the home just to cover it.

With just 4 minutes for the segment, The Today Show rushes through some very important estate planning considerations, but that doesn’t make the points any less relevant.

Among the estate planning tips:

  1. Even a simple will can big protection
  2. For multiple beneficiaries, consider a trust agreement
  3. Avoid taxes by “selling” your home to heirs while you’re still living

Estate plans are simple, are cheap, and affords protection from the state and the IRS. Every homeowner should have one.