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How to Inherit US Property When You (the Heir) Live Overseas

How to Inherit US Property When You (the Heir) Live Overseas

Inheriting someone’s home or property can be a stressful and overwhelming process. If the property is located in the US, and you happen to live outside of the country, it can be even more difficult.

E341 How Long to Transfer Real Estate After Death

E341 How Long to Transfer Real Estate After Death

There is no legal time limit to transfer real estate after death. It could happen quickly, or it could take years. We’ve seen cases where the real estate doesn’t get transferred until generations later. A fast sale is ideal, because problems can emerge in the meantime. There is a lag between the date of death and when the executor gets legal authority to handle the property. So, even “fast” isn’t very fast.

Anthony S. Park

Anthony S. Park

Professional Executor and Probate Lawyer

I’m a New York executor and probate lawyer, helping folks with estates, real estate, and inheritance.

I also write books to share knowledge about probate, executorship, solo agers, bitcoin, and more.