With a mortgage, who owns the house?

Answer

The bank or mortgage company who gave you the mortgage is considered the owner of the property until you pay off the mortgage. However, you are responsible for making the monthly mortgage payment, repairs and maintenance for the home, payment of any property taxes and payment of insurance premiums.

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