My boyfriend and I just bought a house (110K lien), and his parents will be moving in with us, in a garage-converted apartment. Parents are selling thier house for $ 80k to my boyfriend’s older sister. Since they are close to 80 and have no other assests, we are trying to invest legally but avoid capital gains. Should that 80k be paid on our house and add the parents to the title, or should the deed to the original house be passed as a “gift” to the sister and sister pay mom & pop under the table? Or should the 80k be split between all 7 of mom & pop’s children as an inheritance (even though both are alive, they do not have a will). Let me know what options exist.
The parent’s home is a single-wide mobile home on a permanet foundation on 1 1/2 acres of land in Maryland. They bought the land & the mobile home in the early 1980s and have owned & occupied it since then.