Save our homes applies only to the person or persons that own and live in a home. The protection is usually lost on the death of the owner unless there is a spouse or minor child. Even though it is lost at death, no additional payment is required until the next year's taxes are due.
This is an interesting question. During the probate, if the property is still used by as homstead (i.e by the surviving spouse and/or childred), then yes SOH will apply. If the property is converted to non-homestead property (i.e. rented) and the probate remains open past January 1, then you may lose the SOH cap.
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