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And not just for the tax reasons. Once you buy the property, it's yours.
I'd also add insurance to those reasons.
I'd call my insurance agent before making an offer that includes 6 months rent-back.
Because you aren't living in the house I expect that it won't be normal home insurance.

BTW - another place you can post this that might be able to provide useful feedback is the "buying or selling a home" board:
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