If you own a home in California and it is worth at least $150,000, then you need to make sure to have a Living Trust. It does not matter if this is your only piece of property or if you have only moderate funds in your bank account. If your home is worth over $150,000 then it can go through probate after you pass if it is not included in your trust. A lot of people assume a trust is only necessary if you are extremely wealthy or own multiple pieces of property. But, when you think about estate planning,.