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Selling Your Inherited Home in Rolling Hills
1. Understanding Where You Are In Probate
You can only sell an inherited home that’s in probate – if your relative’s will says that you are the sole owner of the property. 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. Please be sure to fill in the information needed in the forms above or below you. If you want a quicker response, call or text us at (657) 206-0121.
2. Crafting A Cash Offer for Your Inherited Property
3. The Cash From Your Inherited House in Rolling Hills
We’ll do a walkthrough, then compile an offer. If you love it, we’ll begin the process of buying your inherited home! From the sale of your inherited property to us, you’ll be getting some nice cash and the relief of getting the estate sold.
The Process of Buying Your Inherited Home in Rolling Hills
1. Inspection to Documentation
All we need to do is have a walkthrough of your inherited home, and then we craft you an offer within 48 hours. By accepting the offer, we will then mail you a seller's document. Need help filling out the documents? Call or text us and we can come help.
2. Escrow and Additional Documents
Once all of your seller documents have been signed and returned, you will then receive a call from our escrow company. Also, they may have some additional paperwork for you, but no worries - it's easy to fill.
3. Get Your Cash In Hand
With all the paperwork signed and returned, your inherited property is now officially sold! You can choose between picking up a check or getting a wire transfer for your money.
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And we’ll happily buy your inherited Rolling Hills 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.