Q: Do we have to wait 1 year to sell inherited properties in order to avoid probate? Properties were in a trust at DOD.
A: There is no statute requiring you to wait at all. However most buyers will want the title cleared a bit. If the properties are trust corpus, then apparently they were not owned by a deceased person. and not possibly subject to any debt. Whatever the case, hire a competent attorney to search the title. Creditors of the decedent can file probate also. Again hire a lawyer, then sell it with any known risks. If someone does not want it, sell to another.
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