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If brother's name is ***** ***** one on the deed then he owns it. Or it was on it with mother as "joint tenants" then when she passed, he would become the sole owner of the property.
If he was deeded the property prior to mother's death, then that property wouldn't be an asset of her estate so as to be controlled by her will.
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You are very welcome. There is no way for me to tell you whether there is a mortgage on it or not from where I am sitting as this is strictly local information. You could check the local land records office based on the address and his name and see if there was any unreleased mortgage on the property. It won't tell you how much is left owing on the mortgage, but it will tell you how much it originally was.
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