Chicago, IL asked in Banking, Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Illinois

Q: My mother passed away and owed money on her house what do my sister and I need to do to be able to sell it?

2 Lawyer Answers
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
  • Staten Island, NY

A: You will, no doubt, need to pay off all of the debts affecting the house by no later than the closing date.

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Once you open an estate, the estate will then sell the house.

At the closing the mortgage and any other liens will be paid off from the sale proceeds.

This will be no different than a normal closing.

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