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Say I have mortgaged Old Kent Road, can I still build a house on Whitechapel Road? Or would I need to unmortgage Old Kent before building a house on Whitechapel? Both of these properties are in the brown property group

  • Something to note for the future it would be good to include that they are in the same property group as not everyone would know that. – Joe W Aug 27 at 16:28
  • British Monopoly? – Michael Richardson Aug 27 at 22:00
  • I've edited the title, as the original was unclear as to whether it was "(another colour group) property" or "another (colour group property)". – Acccumulation Aug 27 at 23:04
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No you are unable to build houses on any property in a color group where any property is mortgaged. While it does not mention it in the rules about houses it does mention that all hotels and houses must be sold prior to mortgaging any property of that color group. The rules also follow up with an explicit statement that you may begin to buy houses back once all properties in that group are no longer mortgaged.

Rules

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. The mortgage value is printed on each Title Deed card

When all the properties of a color-group are no longer mortgaged, the owner may begin to buy back houses at full price.

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    At the end of the "Mortgages" section in the rules you've linked, it explicitly says "When all the properties of a color-group are no longer mortgaged, the owner may begin to buy back houses at full price." – Player One Aug 28 at 2:37
  • @PlayerOne Thank you for that information, I looked at the rules but I must have missed it. I have modified my answer to include that. – Joe W Aug 28 at 12:14

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