My mom passed away and left me her home via quit claim. I have been making the mortgage payments and living in the home. I am not on the mortgage. Can I claim the interest paid on the home? And do I legally own the home?
The interest deductibility is a tax question that you’ll have to address to your tax professional. It’s not exactly clear from your description how you got the home. A quitclaim deed is something that ordinarily the owner would sign, but that can’t happen after a person passes away.
If your mom signed and delivered the deed before she died, you are probably in good shape, ownership-wise. If not, the property may need to go through a probate proceeding before the legal ownership is clear.