I live in PA. My mother passed away in January. My mom made me the executor of my mom's estate. My mother had no life insurance. No stocks or bonds or anything like that. We all lived together & my sister & I are still living here. Her house was paid in full. She has no debt. he left the house to us. There are no other siblings. My mother was a widow. We want to live here the rest of our lives. We both have very low incomes & do not have the money for a lawyer to take us through the probate process. I know that I have 9 months till the date of death to pay the inheritances taxes on the house. I Can we get an extension in PA? Will it cost us money for an extension? Internist? Or how much? We don't want a lien to be put on the house or anything like that. I'm afraid that this might take a little longer since it's already been 5 months. Also when I apply to be executor I have to pay the fee and to put an ad in the paper. I think it's called the legal reporter. When we pay the estate tax after the house is in our name, can I deduct the fee for filing as executor and for the add in the paper from the house inheritance tax that I have to pay? I'm confused about when I can put the house in our name. I've read that we can't put the house in our name until everything is finished. But then I read that we don't have to wait until everything is finished before we can do that. My concern is that the regular yearly taxes are coming up very soon so we would like to have it in our name soon as not to complicate things. Forgot to note that the house is very small & valued at 48,170.