Spoke to youngest bro the other day; he's taking care of much inside my mother's house himself- which means he's probably going to put the house up as part of settling our mother's estate.
In the conversation he mentioned other things he has had to take care of. Paying off credit card bills and filing her income taxes as she was alive for the past tax year and then he has to file next year as well since she was alive for part of 2010. Weird, that is.
There is the closing of her bank account and disposal of personal effects. Guess there's more to checking out than checking in.