In Monopoly, suppose you own the brown color group ("Old Kent Road" and "Whitechapel Road"). Now further suppose you have built a single house on either one of these two properties (eg Old Kent Road).

Can you now take out a mortgage on the other (Whitechapel Road) one or do you have to sell the house (on Old Kent Road) first?

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You must sell the house(s) before you can mortgage the property. From the rules, page 4 (emphasis mine):

MORTGAGES… Unimproved properties can be mortgaged through the Bank at any time. Before an improved property can be mortgaged, all the buildings on all the properties of its color-group must be sold back to the Bank at half price.

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