If you’re a house buyer in San Francisco, you’ll eventually find a property you like that’s being sold through probate. These sales happen because there’s a death in a family and a will that needs to be resolved. A probate interprets the instructions of the deceased, and there is an executor appointed that handles affairs for the trustee.
When homes are being sold through probate without court confirmation, the process is fairly straightforward (with a few exceptions). However, when court confirmation is required, things get more complicated. For example, the home at 327 Frida Kahlo Way (formerly Phelan Avenue) in Westwood Park (see photo) just hit the market and requires court confirmation.