Q: If my sister and I inherited our father's house, how should I go about having a new deed created?
We Plan on living in the house for at least the next 2 years. The recorder of deeds aid that we need to get a new deed created and that any title company can do it. About how much does this whole process cost? I know there is an $83 recording fee. And what is required or needed to create a new deed?
You indicate that you inherited the house. How you inherited it will determine if the process is simple or a bit more complicated. If your father's Deed was joint deed with you and your sister (Joint with Right of Survivorship) it may be as simple as filing a PA Inheritance Tax Return to pay that tax on the value of the house (usually the assessed value) and then a new Deed (usually $250 to $350 to prepare a new Deed).
If the Deed is only in your father's name, you and your sister will have to probate his Will (or if no Will open an estate administration) and that will be more complicated, take longer and be more expensive.
You should consult with an experienced estate attorney to help you work through this.
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