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A House Divided

The Clash between Divorce, Real Estate and Mortgage Financing



There are no second chances in divorce – especially when real estate is involved. Avoid making major mistakes that can have long lasting harm after the divorce is final.



  • Protect Yourself from an Illegal Sale when Selling Real Estate during Divorce.
  • Avoid Missteps when Applying for a New Mortgage during Divorce.
  • Don’t Give Away Your Capital Gains Exemption on the Future Sale of the Marital Home.
  • Specific Wording in the Divorce Settlement Agreement Needed to Ensure You can Qualify for a New Mortgage.
  • The Right Way and Wrong Way to Hold Title on the Marital Home During Divorce.
  • Avoid Higher Interest Rates when Refinancing the Marital Home.
  • When the Mortgage Interest Deduction can Create Taxable Income to the Other Spouse in Divorce.
  • Each chapter includes applicable scenarios and solutions.
  • And so many more topics!



The proposed Tax Reform Bill may have a significant effect on how alimony will affect the ability to qualify for a mortgage as well as the mortgage interest deduction.


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Each chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers an antidote, so that you can make sure you come out ahead from a planning and execution advantage. Whether you need to sell the marital home, buy a new home or refinance the current mortgage on the marital home, set yourself up for success and avoid making costly mistakes that can cause long lasting harm after the divorce is final.


This book is a must read if you want to get it right the first time and avoid making mistakes that can’t be undone and ending up back in court!


Jody does an excellent job of providing solutions to help set divorcing clients up for success when mortgage financing and real estate meet head on in a divorce situation.


Jody Bruns is the founding member of the Divorce Lending & Real Estate Association and was instrumental in the development of the Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) and Certified Divorce Real Estate Professional( CDREP) Certification programs for the real estate and mortgage industries.


With over 25 yeas experience in finance and mortgage financing, Jody continues to lead the pack in the divorce marketing providing education and solutions to divorcing clients and divorce professionals.


  • Certified Divorce Lending & Real Estate Professional
  • Licensed Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor
  • Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) Approved Continuing Education Sponsor
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts Continuing Education Sponsor
  • Continuing Legal Education Provider with multiple state bar associations




Print ISBN: 978-0-9992018-0-0

eBook ISBN: 978-0-9992017-1-7

Pages: 246




Jody literally wrote the book when it comes to Divorce, Real Estate and Mortgage Financing. She is truly the go-to resource in her field. Her ability to share her knowledge and professionalism with "A House Divided" is a great resource for divorcing couples as well as other divorce professionals. Great job, Jody!  C. Wilkens, San Diego, CA



Having had the pleasure of meeting Jody Bruns, CDLP, in person, I can honestly say she is an expert in the intricacies of divorce and how proper planning can impact the entire process when real estate and mortgage financing are involved.  L.Brendel, Greater Chicago Area


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