Buying my M-I-L's home.

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I am looking at buying my mother-in-law's house and turning it into a rental.  She is actually moving in with us.  The house is payed off and she is willing to carry the loan.  She had been in the house for 40 years and it needs updated and some repairs.  Market says it's around 80k-85k but wife and I think 50k is what we would pay as is.  M-I-L is fine with that price.  Is there anything I need to worry about the government thinking we are taking advantage of relative?  

Do we have to get an appraisal?

What else do I need to look into?


The government won't be involved. Talk to some lenders to see what kind of loan you can get. Talk to several because some of them will give you bad answers or bad rates! They will probably require an appraisal of the home.

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