OK. I see that you asked this question in a different form, but you did receive answers. A real estate transaction in New York is a complex legal event, probably the biggest transaction for many people. Use a lawyer. Transactions with deceased owners are tricky.
If the owner of the property you are purchasing is deceased, the three sons may not have a right to act as a seller. if the owner is deceased, there should not have been an issue about the selling side obtaining a certified death certificate. In my experience; that means something else is going on. If you are without any attorney, you are in jeopardy of giving someone money for a property that he may not own. Hire a lawyer.
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