7 things that may surprise you when you an inherit a house on Long Island

7 Things that may surprise you when you inherit a house

7 facts that you probably didn’t know about inheriting a house It’s never fun when a parent, relative or loved one dies.  When you inherit a house as part of the estate, there’s now a whole new level or responsibility (and at times stress).  Most people (thankfully) don’t go through this very often. Because this … Continued

Checklist and next steps after a parent's death | Long Island

Next Steps After A Parent’s Death

Checklist to help you manage the process after a parent dies A parent’s death is always a sad and difficult time.  It doesn’t matter if it was expected or unexpected – either way, it’s emotional.  It doesn’t matter how old you are; it’s never easy.  It’s a big loss and it stirs up a lot … Continued

Home Maintenance Checklist for vacant or remote homes

Home Maintenance Checklist for Vacant and Remote Homes

Managing a vacant or remote house – Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Maintenance Checklist There may be many reasons why a home is vacant  — a deceased relative; you’ve moved an elderly parent into assisted living; or a renter has left, you may have relocated; or maybe you’re a snowbird with a home in warmer climate … Continued

Risks and watch outs when managing a vacant house on the market

Watch outs when managing a vacant house on the market

Risks for a vacant or unoccupied house on the market.  How to protect your vacant home.   When you have a vacant house sitting on the market, there are many safety concerns that you’ll need to keep an eye on.  This often happens after a loved one has died or needs to transition to a … Continued

How to hold an estate sale on Long Island - without hiring a professional

How To Hold An Estate Sale – Step by Step

How to hold an estate sale (without hiring a pro) After you inherit a house, there’s a lot of work to clear out the home before you put it on the market to sell it (or to rent it).   As part of the process, you may want to consider holding an estate sale.   … Continued

Supplies for cleaning out your parent's house - Long Island NY

Supplies for cleaning out your parent’s house

Tips for clearing out an aging parent’s or deceased parent’s house When it comes time to clean out your parent’s house, it’s never a fun task.  It’s a lot of manual labor and there’s a lot of emotion thrown into the mix, regardless of whether your parent is moving in with you, going to a … Continued

Selling an inherited house to settle an estate | The ultimate guide

Selling an inherited house to settle an estate on Long Island

Guide for selling an inherited estate – Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island   Selling an inherited home from a loved one can be an emotional process (not to mention a time consuming one).  The last thing you need is to find unexpected obstacles that can prolong the process and waste precious time.  This guide … Continued

Proper legal representation when selling your house - hire a real estate attorney

Get proper legal representation when selling your house

Hire a real estate attorney if you want to sell your house quickly (not just any lawyer)     One of the first houses I bought on my own was an interesting case.  The homeowner was an older man, probably early 70’s, that called himself “Rocky” as a nickname.  I’ve met many people in my … Continued