Inheriting a Home in Southern California?
If you're selling it, we'll buy it from you.
Begin Selling Your Inherited Property in Laguna Niguel
How It Works
1. The Probate Period
If the will says that you are the one and only owner of the home, you can start selling to us. We just need to learn about where you are in the probate process, and if you own the home outright per the will – we’ll plan a walkthrough. All you need to do first is enter your information above or below, and if you’d like to speak with us sooner, call us at (657) 206-0121.
2. Our Offer On Your Inherited Home
3. Selling Your Inherited Home For Cash In Laguna Niguel
If you like the offer we have made on your recently inherited home, then we can begin with the process of buying it. You’ll be able to get some additional money, and you won’t have to deal with maintaining the inherited home anymore.
Process of Buying Your Inherited Home in Laguna Niguel
1. Inspection to Documentation
A simple walkthrough is all we need, and from there - you'll get an offer in 48 hours. Once you accept the offer, we can send you a seller's document regarding the inherited home. If you need help filing the documents out, we can help.
2. Moving to Escrow
When your documents have been finally signed and returned, you will then get a call from an escrow company regarding your money. They might have some extra paperwork, but it is pretty easy to fill out.
3. Count Your Extra Income!
With all the paperwork finished and returned, your inherited home in Southern California is now sold! You'll be getting your money via wire transfer or you can simply pick up a check.
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And we’ll happily buy your inherited Laguna Niguel home as well. We’ve worked with many inheritors, and if they don’t want to spend the additional costs associated with selling their inherited home the traditional way - they work with us.
You don’t need to have any repairs or renovations done on your inherited home to sell it to us, all we need to do is have a simple walkthrough, and we can write you an offer in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
How Long Does Probate Take?
According to California law, as a personal representative, you must complete probate within one year from the date of appointment. However, if the personal representative files a federal estate tax on the property, you can have up to 18 months to complete probate.
If probate is still not completed by that time, the personal representative must file a status report to the court to explain what has happened, and how much time will be needed. If the personal representative has not reported to the court regarding probate, beneficiaries can then ask the court to order him/her to file an accounting or take other actions to close the probate.
Additionally, if there is a Will Contest (in which there is a claim with the court that all or part of the will is invalid) the process of probate can drag out and can take years to resolve.
Why Does Probate Take So Long?
The short answer is bureaucracy and the courts. It does take some time for a case to pass through the California court system and for it to be completed. Furthermore, assets aren’t actually distributed between the beneficiaries until the estate is closed, or when the court deems that the deceased person’s affairs are properly organized and handled.
Is Probate Necessary?
If the individual who died did not have any property to transfer, then probate will not be necessary. However, the deceased person’s survivors may decide to open a probate if there are debts owed or if there is a set deadline needed to file claims for creditors.
If the individual who died did have property to transfer, then the probate process allows for the distribution of the estate’s property to the decedent’s heirs in a fair manner, or according to the Will of the deceased.
Can A House Be Sold While In Probate?
Yes, it can! However, the proceeds from the sale will be dispersed to cover probate costs and estate debts. Afterward, the probate court splits any remaining profits among the beneficiaries.
However, if you are the sole owner of the property as stated via the Will of the Deceased, you can sell the home immediately, and use the income generated to pay off the estate debts and probate costs, and you can pocket the rest of the money.