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Mother died, the house was in her name ,no will, only living relative is a adult daughter. What happens to the house. I live in the house now. I pay all the expenses related to house including taxes.
Is the house worth over $100,000?Are you the daughter?
Is there a mortgage?
No mortgage paid in full. I am the daughter..Not sure of the worth. Its a old frame house built in 1909. Two family house, full unfinished basement, two car garage. I would say its only worth maybe 85,000. Its got vinyl siding on it the inside needs updating. My parents bought it in the 60's.
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