Category Archives: Real Estate

The Transfer of Title and Sale of Real Estate after Death — PART ONE

The transfer of real estate at death can be a confusing and frustrating process. Often times the heirs and beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate are left with numerous questions: How does the real estate pass to heirs or beneficiaries? Is the real estate an asset of the estate? Is the mortgage a debt of the estate? How do I acquire title to the real estate? Who can sell the real estate? When and how can I sell the real estate?

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I Bought A House!

How many of us have heard the words "I bought a house," only to discover later on that the "deal fell through." In reality what happened was that a contract was signed for the purchase of a home but some contingency in the agreement could not be satisfied so ownership never transferred from the seller to the buyer. In a case like this misunderstanding is often the result.

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