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Can I Put My Home in a Trust If I Have a Mortgage?
Can I Put My Home in a Trust If I Have a Mortgage?

One of the questions that I get with some regularity concerns whether an individual or couple can put your home in a trust if a mortgage exists on the property. The answer is yes, but there are a few considerations to pay attention to before making a transfer. Today, every ...

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