Ask the Experts: Should I Sell Grandma’s Vacant House Now or After her Death?

This week , Sacramento estate planning attorney Kay Brooks answers a reader’s power of attorney question in the Sacramento Bee column “Ask the Experts.”

Q: I have power of attorney for my 96-year-old great grandma who is suffering from dementia and is no longer able to live in her home. She has a vacant home in Bakersfield. I am wondering if I should leave the home vacant until she passes or would there be benefits to selling it while she is still alive? — Linda, Fair Oaks, CA

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