Wednesday, September 05, 2007

What is a Court Approval Sale?

When the Executor of the estate does not have "full independent powers" the sale has to require court approval, also known as court confirmation. First an offer has to be accepted on the property and then the attorney will petition the court for confirmation of the sale. Once this petition is filed a court date is set and it usually takes place between 30-45 days after the petition is filed.

Here is the twist... At the Court Confirmation hearing, the accepted offer may be overbid by other buyers. As we discussed yesterday, the minimum overbid is 10% of the first $10,000.00 plus5% of the balance up to the amount of the accepted offer.

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