Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Selling Inherited Property in New Jersey | Savannah Properties


When you inherit a property in New Jersey, you face the decision of whether to rent it out or sell it. Both options come with their own advantages and challenges. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of renting versus selling inherited property and how partnering with a professional home buying company like Savannah Properties can help you make the best decision for your situation.

Pros and Cons of Renting Inherited Property


  • Steady rental income
  • Potential for property appreciation over time
  • Tax deductions for property maintenance, mortgage interest, and other expenses
  • Opportunity to retain the property for future use or as a family legacy


  • Responsibilities as a landlord, such as finding tenants and handling repairs
  • Potential for vacancies and lost rental income
  • Dealing with difficult tenants or property management issues
  • Liability risks, such as property damage or personal injury claims

Pros and Cons of Selling Inherited Property


  • Lump-sum cash proceeds from the sale
  • Fast resolution of debts, taxes, and other financial obligations
  • No ongoing maintenance or management responsibilities
  • Partnering with Savannah Properties for a quick, stress-free sale


  • Potential capital gains tax liability
  • Loss of future rental income and property appreciation
  • Emotional challenges associated with selling a family property
  • Responsibility for repairs or upgrades before the sale

How Savannah Properties Can Help

When deciding between renting and selling an inherited property in New Jersey, it’s essential to consider your unique financial situation, personal goals, and the local real estate market. Savannah Properties can provide valuable guidance, including:

  • Assessing the inherited property’s condition and potential rental income
  • Providing a fair cash offer and fast closing for those who choose to sell
  • Offering expertise in the New Jersey probate process and real estate market
  • Ensuring a stress-free and efficient transaction, whether renting or selling


Deciding whether to rent or sell inherited property in New Jersey is a personal decision that depends on your unique circumstances. By considering the pros and cons of each option and partnering with Savannah Properties, you can make an informed choice that best aligns with your goals and needs.