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Subject:  Re: Off topic question Date:  5/27/2013  9:51 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  72298 of 88049

TwoCybers asks,

<<Of course, the bank managing the trust will want to skim off 2% to 3% a year in fees.>>

I would like to know who your bank is -- we are talking about 1/3 of a house and all the data available suggests to me this is not a million dollar house. If you think a bank will handle $250,000 for a mere $7,500 a year, you don't deal with the kind of banks I know.


It depends on how difficult it is to manage the trust. If all the trustee is doing is sending a monthly check from an account with CD's and mutual funds, 2% to 3% is plenty (the nationwide average for a $250,000 trust is a 1.31% fee.) If the Trustee is managing lawyers and litigation, they start charging hundreds of dollars an hour plus the legal expenses. It depends on what's going on.

Here's a link to average Bank Trust Fees nationwide.

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