Are you inheriting a hoarded home?
Death is painful, but the distribution of the inheritance and the administration of the estate can be daunting for family members. When someone dies, they typically leave behind a house, jewelry, money, stocks, bonds, etc., but not every estate is simple. It’s always a good idea at this point, if you feel you are entitled to anything, that you contact a probate lawyer. It depends if there was a will or an estate plan also known as a living trust. If one of these doesn’t exist, the state of California’s probate process often leaves family members fighting and squabbling in court over the estate. Typically, estate planners and litigation attorneys are involved and the costs associated with probate and litigation can leave the family with very little afterwards.
So you have just lost your loved one, your mother, father, an aunt or uncle, and they suffered from hoarding disease. About 2%-5% of the U.S. population has been diagnosed to suffer from this. Your loved one hasn’t just left a house with a small amount of clutter, but rather a house filled to the rafters with what you’ll likely see as mostly junk. Hoarders have a problem discarding anything from magazines, bottles, books and, at times, stray animals.
Walking into a house left behind by a loved one is bound to me emotionally, but a house in such a condition will likely cause enormous stress and anxiety. The stench may knock you out let alone the thought of cleaning it up! A hoarder’s home is cluttered beyond belief and the repair jobs are not something you’ll want to deal with. You are grieving, the house is a mess and you want to know how to minimize your level of stress. You have two options:
One option is to get someone who specializes in cleaning hoarder homes. This can be a costly exercise and once it is clean, you will find lots of things that need to be fixed. Hoarders tend to let the house deteriorate requiring thousands of dollars in repairs and general improvements to the interior e.g. new drapes, carpets and more. It would be like getting your hands dirty as you see on “fix and flip” shows on TV. If you are into fixing up homes, this might be a great project for you, but if you have a full-time job you’ll need to hire somewhere like John McCarter Construction to take over. They can help with all kinds of repairs, reconstruction and decoration, both internal and external. There will be a number of decisions to make too, which may cause conflict amongst your siblings who are waiting for their share of the inheritance.
Another option is to sell the house as it is! You can check out sites like Auction.com to see which way would suit you better with your hoarder home. It is hard to imagine anyone (sane) walking into a hoarded home and making an offer on a nightmare of a house! Well perhaps we are insane, but because we know how to fix homes, www.HoarderHomes.com specializes in just that! We are also community-driven and want to help the hoarding community and their families to move on with their lives as fast as possible. You are then free to use that money to help with finding yourself a new home from property specialists such as jimgarciahomes.com! Let’s think of the positives that this could bring. Anyway, back to how it all works:
Home in California, Family in California
If the hoarded home is located anywhere between Santa Barbara and San Diego, we will schedule a review of the hoarded home with an on-site visit and ultimately an offer on the house. We work with heirs who reside in California, who are experiencing tough decisions in handling the hoarder’s estate.
Home in California, Family Out of State
We only buy hoarded homes within Southern California but we work with heirs who live outside of California, in other states the U.S. and internationally. If the home is located anywhere between Santa Barbara and San Diego we will happily go there to do the assessment. The offer and closing can then be done remotely.
How to get a Cash Offer and Close within 10 Days
If you do have a hoarded estate and contact us either by phone or through our website HERE , we will give you a quick turnaround and a cash offer. If you’re happy with the offer, we close in under 10 business days. Yes, it is as simple as that. And we don’t even expect you to lift a finger cleaning or preparing the home for our review; we but it as is.
The benefits most heirs have when HoarderHomes.com is involved are as follows:
- Fast liquidation of the asset into cash, provides the opportunity to distribute the inheritance to all beneficiaries right away, without the stress of getting family members involved in the cleanup of the home or the cost of repairs. In addition, nobody needs to have the haunting experience of going inside the home if they don’t want to.
- By having the house sold as is, it gives everyone a clean slate. Our aim at www.HoarderHomes.com is to give heirs and family members closure in a very difficult time.
For more information contact us HERE