At Commercial Loan Corporation, we specialize in providing financing to Trusts. Our loan provides the cash needed for an irrevocable trust or estate to make an even distribution when one of the beneficiaries is inheriting a home as their share of the distribution. The California Board of Equalization requires that an even distribution be made to take advantage of Proposition 58’s Parent to Child Transfer and avoid a reassessment of property taxes. Exclusion for reassessment of property taxes allows a child to keep their parents’ low property tax payment. Our loan helps clients save on average over $6,000 per year in property taxes. In just a few short minutes we can help a client determine how much they could save by taking advantage of California’s Proposition 58’s Exclusion for Reassessment of Property Taxes.
Commercial Loan Corporation Will Make You Look Like A Hero
At Commercial Loan Corporation, we believe that one of our jobs is to make our business partners look good! When you save your clients thousands of dollars in property taxes each year, simply by recommending a Commercial Loan Corporation Trust or Estate Loan, you are going to look like a Superhero!
Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in making 3rd party loans to trusts and estates. These trust and estate loans allow acquiring beneficiaries and heirs to qualify for an EXCLUSION FOR REASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES granted by California Proposition 58. When a trust or estate does not have sufficient liquid assets to make an even distribution, you can show your clients how a 3rd party loan will allow them to retain their parents low Proposition 13 property tax base. The process is typically both faster and less expensive than having a client sell their home. In fact, we can often times fund a third party trust or estate loan in as little as 7-10 days. We specialize in these transactions, we are here to serve you and we charge absolutely no prepayment penalties.
Do you currently have any clients that may be able to benefit from one of our loans or have any questions I may be able to answer? If so, please call us or pass on our information to your client. We can be reached at 877-464-1066!
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Here Is How The Process Works For A California Trust or Estate Private Money Loan From Commercial Loan Corporation
By: Autumn Skerritt
Hi, I am Autumn from Commercial Loan Corporation. As the loan processor, I typically get introduced to the Trustee or Borrower after our Account Executive has informed them of the loan details and provided them with a clear understanding of the mortgage fees. After making an introduction call to the client, I put a “Needs List” together. A needs list is a list of conditions that I will need the client to provide before we can close the trust loan, estate loan, probate loan or mortgage. At Commercial Loan Corporation we try to make this process as painless as possible for our Trustees and Clients. My goal is for the “needs list” to have less items on it than there are syllables in the word tri-ni-tro-phen-yl-meth-yl-ni-tra-mine. The best part is, doing a trust or estate loan with Commercial Loan Corporation is easier than pronouncing the word.
To give you an idea of what type of conditions we need on a typical trust or estate third party mortgage, here is a great example of a typical “Needs List” that I send out to our clients:
Copy of the Appraisal done for the Trust or Estate
– If you do not have one, we can order one for you
Copy of the Trust and all Amendments (if applicable)
Copy of the Trust Tax ID Number (if applicable)
Copy of your ID
Proof of Repayment Funds or a Pre-Approval letter for future financing. We can also assist you with this if needed.
Copy of Insurance Declaration Page (we can get this before funding if you don’t have it handy)
Copy of Death Certificates so title can file an affidavit of death (we will need the originals for closing)
Bank Account information for the Trust (if applicable)
I always review the needs list with the client so that I may answer any questions they might have. On occasion, I also use my ESP to answer some questions they have before they even ask them. Here is an example of some commonly asked questions.
When conducting a third party private money trust loan, most clients have been instructed by their counsel that created the Trust to get the home appraised at the time of death. We can often times use that appraisal for our trust loan. Doing so saves the client hundreds of dollars and can speed up the trust loan process. Once I receive that appraisal, I submit it to our review department to confirm the value still holds true and that the home is in habitable condition. That appraisal review process typically takes 24-48 hours to complete. “What if we never got an appraisal done at the time of death?” GREAT question! I am happy you asked that…. we have can offer a few simple options for you. We can order an appraisal for you! Appraisals are usually completed in 2-5 business days; depending on the area where the home is located. A full residential appraisal typically costs between $350-$550, depending on the area, approximate size and value of the home.
A Copy of the Trust and all Amendments. This condition is only applicable when we are providing a mortgage to a trust. If a client does not have this information available, it is typically easy to solve by calling their Trust attorney and requesting them to email a copy over to me. Often times trust documents ranges from 5 to over 100 pages in size. I know it’s a pain if you are one of the lucky ones that have a very thick trust and no access to a scanner. To help we can always send you an overnight FedEx envelope so you can provide us with the trust documents that way. Once I receive the trust information, I review it with title and escrow. We confirm how many trustees there are and that they have the ability to sign on behalf of the trust. This review process typically takes about 24 hours.
The Trust Tax ID Number is the condition that I typically get calls from clients on the most.The most common question is “where I can find our trust tax ID #”. The Trust Tax ID Number is not typically in the Trust paper work. It is issued by the IRS. I usually request an old tax form from the client which shows that tax ID number. Some clients have accountants associated with the trust and can also them for the Trust Tax ID Number. The Trust Tax ID Number is needed because at the end of each year we send out a 1098 to each and everyone of our clients so they have it for tax season.
The reason why we ask for a current ID is to confirm that the Trustee name matches our clients. We also use it to confirm the mailing address on the ID.
Because our loans are typically “short term” loans we want to make sure that the client has a plan or the ability to pay off the mortgage. We request review either the most recent bank statement showing that the funds are available for repayment, or an approval letter from a license mortgage banker showing you qualify for permanent. We can also provide you with permanent financing if needed and assist you with getting approved.
The reason we require a Copy of the Insurance Declaration Page is because while our loan is out, we need to make sure that it is covered by insurance in case of damage or disaster. If a client has a hard time getting this policy, no problem. I can always move this to a funding conditions and help the client obtain a policy from the insurance agency. If the home is not currently covered by hazard insurance, we have a handful of insurance agents we can recommend that will take excellent care of the client.
We ask for a Copy of Death Certificates on every file because 8 out of 10 clients have not filed an Affidavit of Death on title. An Affidavit of Death is used to notify businesses, courts, and other places of someone’s death. This legal document is a sworn statement that legally states someone has passed away. The affidavit of death is typically used in conjunction with a certified death) In order to lend to the trust after passing, this must be filed before the new deed gets filed. This is a added service we do for all of our clients at no extra charge. We want to make sure that its done the right way, so years after our transaction you will not run into problems.
We ask for the Bank Account information for the Trust (if applicable) because we need to know where to wire the loan proceeds. Because the Trust is borrowing the money, the funds must go to the trust. We typically cannot send the money to an individual when lending to a trust. To be extra cautious we do call the Trustee at the time of closing and ask them to verbally give us the account and routing number. We do that to help prevent fraud. We do our very best to protect our clients. Some of the issues I have ran into with past clients on this, is the bank account has been dissolved at the time of death and the trust is no longer associated to a bank account. In that case we ask the borrowers to call their current banker and ask them to open up a new account in the Trusts name. If the clients have trouble with that, we can contact the attorney to help find a solution, that works best for that client (so far, we haven’t had to do that yet).
That was a mouthful! The most important thing to keep in mind is that I am here to serve you. I am also just a phone call away and you can reach me at 877-464-1066 if there is anything that you need. So here is a quick recap of the Commercial Loan Corporation loan process:
I send out needs list to the borrower
Get everything back on the needs list from the client
I open title and escrow (that comes back within 48 hours typically)
I then submit the appraisal for review to confirm value of home (that comes back within 24 hours)
I do a final review of all the conditions along with title and appraisal review
Once everything is verified, I call the borrower and attorney and give them great news that we are ready to wrap up the trust loan. I then confirm the loan amount, net amount and all fees and terms with both client and attorney.
Once everyone agrees on terms and fees, I draw loan docs and releases them for review to the client and attorney (turn time to draw loan docs in about 3 hours)
Once the Client and attorney give Commercial Loan Corporation the thumbs up on the loan docs, escrow will send a notary out to the client and sit with them while they sign the loan document package. The signing typically takes 30 minutes.
After the documents are verified, the loan is funded!
If you are in need for a third party loan to a trust or estate, please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we can assist you! We successfully help clients receive an exclusion from property tax reassessment every month and we can help you too!
Estate Loans and Third Party Loans To Trusts – Call 877-464-1066 For Assistance
Provider Of California Estate Loans
Thanks to California Proposition 58, a parent is permitted to transfer their low property tax rate to a child on an inherited piece of real estate. Unfortunately, in some situations receiving an exclusion from property tax reassessment can be easier said than done. Specific steps must be taken to receive your exclusion from your local County Tax Assessors Office and if they are not done correctly, you may lose your ability to preserve your parents low property tax rate. Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in providing loans to estates and trusts. These specialty private money mortgages assist our clients in qualifying for the Prop 58 property tax exclusion from reassessment. In addition to providing third party private money trust and estate mortgages, we can also put you in contact with a qualified estate attorney, probate attorney, fiduciary or California property tax consultant to assist you in qualifying for your Proposition 58 benefits.If you need an estate or trust loan, or have questions, please call us at 877-464-1066 or complete our information request form located here.
Proposition 58 Exclusion From Property Tax Reassessment
In 1986 California enacted Proposition 58. Proposition 58 allows for an inheriting property owner to avoid a property tax reassessment when acquiring real estate from their parents. The inheriting owner’s property taxes are calculated on the established Proposition 13 factored value, instead of the current market value, saving them potentially thousands of dollars annually. This is especially important if one of the children inheriting the property wants to either keep the home as a residence or as an investment property. If the parent has owned the home for an extended period of time, there is a high probability that Prop 13 has kept their property tax rate much lower than it would be if the property was reassessed at current market value.
Under Proposition 58, retaining a parents low property tax rate can become complicated when there is not enough liquid assets in the trust or estate to create an equal distribution to all siblings. In this situation a third party loan placed against the inherited home may be the only option to make an equal distribution. The additional cash made available from our 3rd party loan allows each of the siblings to receive an equal share of the assets. If the third party loan is not handled properly, the County Assessors Office may reject your request for a Proposition 58 exclusion from property tax reassessment and the property taxes will be calculated on the homes current assessed value. If you, one of your siblings or a client of yours is in need of a third party loan to take advantage of California Proposition 58’s exclusion from property tax reassessment, call Us at 877-464-1066. We specialize in providing private money loans to trusts and estates and can assist you.
Come See Commercial Loan Corporation At The PFAC Educational Conference
Come and see Commercial Loan Corporation at the 2018 Annual PFAC Education Conference. Commercial Loan Corporation will be hosting a booth in the Exhibit Hall. This year the 23rd Annual PFAC Educational Conference will be celebrating the legacy of success of California licensed professional fiduciaries. PFAC is proud to serve this honored profession by providing some of the most comprehensive and current education in the industry, partnering with proven presenters and speakers imparting skills and knowledge that you can put to use in your practice. Commercial Loan Corporation is proud to support this event and if you are attending we will be happy to see you there. The PFAC Educational Conference will be held at the Riverside Convention Center this year on May 30th – June 2nd, 2018.
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Mike Riggs will be on hand at the conference to answer any questions that you may have on Proposition 13, Proposition 58 and how to best take advantage of the savings benefits with our trust & estate mortgages. You may also visit our Homepage for additional information on our Trust & Estate loans. For additional information on how to find us at the 23rd Annual FPAC Conference or about our specialized loans to trusts and estates, please call us at 877-464-1066.
Come meet Mike Riggs and Autumn Skerritt from Commercial Loan Corporation tonight at the Orange County Bar Association Trust & Estates Continuing Education Presentation. Tonight’s presentation will be Tips And Strategies For Practicing In Probate Court. This presentation is ideal for those of you who are new to probate court or those who are looking for a refresher. Tonight’s speakers include Alan L. Armstrong, Alan D. Davis and Gianna Gruenwald.
Mike and Autumn will be onsite to assist you with any questions that you might have pertaining to loans to trusts and estates. They will be at the Commercial Loan Corporation exhibit table out front of the presentation hall and look forward to seeing you there. The presentation will be hosted at the Chapman University, Fowler School of Law. Chapman University, Fowler School of Law is located at 370 N. Glassell, Orange, CA 92866.
Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in mortgages to trusts and estates to help facilitate a successful parent to child transfer and exclusion for property tax reassessment. If you have a question on or need assistance with a third party loan to a trust or estate and are unable to make it to tonight’s event, please feel free to call us at 877-464-1066 so that we can assist you.
Commercial Loan Corporation, A California Proposition 58 Lender
Why Commercial Loan Corporation
There are several things that separate Commercial Loan Corporation from other California private money lenders. Perhaps most important is that Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in loans to trusts with the specific goal of retaining the original prop 13 tax status. There are a few lenders that consider these transactions occasionally but these loans are a small percentage of what they do. It is critically important that this transaction is done correctly to ensure that the county doesn’t reassess the property. There are a lot of mistakes that can be made if it’s not done correctly. We work directly with both the customer and the attorney to assist in this process. We have adjusted our documents with the help of numerous attorneys to provide a seamless transition when the property is distributed from the trust to the individual taking the property in the distribution from the trust. We understand the process better than most, because it’s all we focus on. And we are the lender so we make all of the decisions ourselves. You are right at the source.
Another very important thing that separates us from anyone out there is our policy on early payment. You will find that other private money lenders want to make as much interest as possible off of the transaction. This is not a bad thing. Companies are in business to make a profit. However, our policy on prepayment penalties helps us stand apart from other lenders. Most lenders, in addition to their loan costs, require a pre-payment penalty of some sort. This can be a standard 6 month or 1 year early payoff penalty or in some cases can be a specific number of months of required interest. If a lender requires that you make 3 or 6 payments of interest on a loan prior to being paid off, it is the same thing as a prepayment penalty. A requirement for certain number on month’s interest guarantees a lender that the loan will be more profitable. If a borrower is required to make a specific number of interest payments, it adds to the cost of the loan. For example, if a borrower is required to make 90 days of payments on a loan, it is the equivalent of adding 2 to 3 percent of the loan amount in loan costs.
Commercial Loan Corporation has no prepayment penalties of any kind. None. This can be extremely beneficial to the customer financially. If the money to pay the loan back is readily available we have worked with customers that pay off our loan immediately eliminating virtually any interest costs on the loan. This means that the initial fees charged for the loan is the entire cost of the loan.
Here is an example…
Say the customer has a personal line of credit available to pay off our loan from their lending institution. We can work with them to determine the best timing to fund our loan depending on the availability of their funds. If we fund our loan on Monday, they can pay off our loan on Tuesday, effectively eliminating the accrual of interest. This can be a great tool to potentially save thousands of dollars in interest payments.
We also work with the attorney and the customer to decide when to file the re-conveyance showing that the loan has been paid off. Some of the attorneys we work with want to wait to file the reconveyence (proof the loan is paid off) until they are satisfied that the county has concluded the Exemption for Reassessment of property taxes. We can accommodate the preference of the attorney in the timing of filing the reconveyence.
Don’t let any of this confuse you, we are here to answer any questions you have on the subject and look forward to helping! We tend to do business the old-fashioned way. We do what we say we’re going to do and we focus on speed and customer service.
For assistance, contact us at 877-464-1066 or call our California Account Executive Mike Riggs at 714-442-8901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trust and Estate Loans – Beware of Prepayment Penalties
Trust and estate mortgages provide liquidity to an otherwise illiquid trust. This cash infusion to the trust or estate allows for an even asset distributions to be made. The equal distribution of a trust or estate becomes critical when one of the beneficiaries or heirs wants to take advantage of California Proposition 58 (parent to child property transfer) and benefit from an exclusion for property tax reassessment. Depending on the property’s current value, the parents assessed property tax value and the property tax rate; doing so could mean a savings of thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars annually! Here is an example of how it works.
Proposition 58 Exclusion From Property Tax Reassessment Example
Say your parent initially purchased the home for $75,000 and over the years the home has increased in value to $850,000. Thanks to California’s Proposition 13, the property’s tax assessed value can not increase by more than 2% annually. So even though the actual value of the property is $850,000 the County’s assessed value for property tax purposes may be only $112,000 (as an example). If the property tax rate for the area is 1.2% here is what you would be looking at:
Current Property Taxes = $112,000 x 1.2% = $1,344
Property Taxes If Reassessed = $850,000 x 1.2% = $10,200
Proposition 58 Exclusion From Reassessment Annual Tax Savings = $8,856
So if an equal distribution of the trust or estate can be made allowing for the child inheriting the property to qualify for the Proposition 58 exclusion from property tax reassessment, the savings in property taxes can be significant!
Finding the right Trust or Estate Loan
When it comes time to take out a trust, estate or probate loan, you have a few options and choosing the right private money or hard money lender may save you potentially thousands of dollars in fees and expenses! In almost all cases, Trust and Estate loans are intended to be short term financing options. The lender provides the trust or estate with cash, the assets of the trust or estate are distributed equally, and the beneficiary or heir files for the parent to child exclusion from property tax reassessment. Once the exclusion is granted, they are then able to refinance the trust or estate loan with out jeopardizing the low property tax rate that was transferred from the parent. Since these are short term loans, many of our competitors have chosen to charge prepayment penalties to make additional income on the loan. Worse yet, some trust and estate lenders will disguise their prepayment penalty by referring to them as minimum required months payments or set a minimum amount of interest requirement. Depending on the loan amount, those prepaid or required interest charges could add up to several thousand dollars. Commercial Loan Corporation charges NO prepayment penalties and has NOminimum interest requirements. Instead we do our best to provide you with flexibility when it comes to paying off your loan. In fact we will even recalculate your monthly payment for you if you pay down your trust or estate loan mortgage balance, allowing you to save on interest payments!
To learn more about trust and estate loans and why Commercial Loan Corporation is your best option when it comes to a trust or estate mortgage, please call us at 877-464-1066 or complete our trust and estate information request form at www.cloanc.com.
What is California Proposition 58 and how may it benefit you?
On November 6, 1986, California Proposition 58 became effective. Proposition 58, with certain limitations, permits the exclusion for reassessment of property taxes on real estate transfers between parents and children. California Proposition 58 is codified by section 63.1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code. In the State of California, real estate or real property is reassessed at market value if it is sold or transferred. Property taxes can sometimes increase dramatically as a result of a property tax reassessment. Per Prop 58, if the sale or transfer is between a parent and their child, under limited circumstances, the property will not be reassessed, providing certain conditions are met and the proper application is filed in an appropriate amount of time. California Proposition 58 allows the new property owner to avoid property tax increases when acquiring property from their parents. The new owner’s taxes are instead calculated on the established Proposition 13 factored base year value, as opposed to the current market value.
It is important to be aware that there are some limitations to California Proposition 58. For instance, on non primary residences transfers are limited to the first $1 million of real property. The $1 million exclusion applies separately to each eligible transferor. These transfers may be the result of a sale, gift, or inheritance. A transfer via a trust also qualifies for this property tax reassessment exclusion. Additionally, for Proposition 58 there are limitations for who is eligible to receive these tax benefits. Here are the existing guidelines for Prop 58 relationship eligibility: A “child” for purposes of Proposition 58 includes any child born of the parent(s), any stepchild while the relationship of stepparent and stepchild exists, any son-in-law or daughter-in-law of the parent(s), and any adopted child who was adopted before the age of 18. Spouses of eligible children are also eligible until divorce or, if terminated by death, until the remarriage of the surviving spouse, stepparent, or parent-in-law. For California Proposition 193, an eligible “grandchild” is any child of parent(s) who qualify as child(ren) of the grandparents as of the date of transfer.
There are additional factors that are important to consider when it comes to California Proposition 58 eligibility. For instance, the acquiring beneficiary can’t lend money to the trust when funds are needed to make an even distribution of the trust. The reason why is that the Board of Equalization views this act as a child buying out another child as opposed to a parent to child transfer. The child would no longer be eligible for the exclusion of property tax reassessment because the exclusion for reassessment requires a transfer be from parent to child. Often times the only solution in this situation is for the trust to take out a mortgage on real estate located in the trust to supply the trust with the cash needed to make an even distribution. This is not as simple as it sounds. The acquiring beneficiary does not own the property because the real estate is held in the trust. Almost all conventional lenders are opposed to lending to trusts. They will typically ask the trustee to put the title in the name of the acquiring beneficiary before funding their loan. If this is done before the even distribution of the trust, the exclusion for reassessment will usually be denied. Commercial Loan Corporation can help in this situation. Commercial Loan Corporation is one of just a handful of California Lenders who are willing to provide loans to trusts; in fact, we specialize in it.
What separates Commercial Loan Corporation from other Private Money Trust Mortgage Lenders is that our Trust Loans are specifically designed with our clients needs in mind. Our trust and estate mortgages enable our clients to take advantage of the Proposition 58 property tax benefits while at the same time avoiding steep pre-payment fees and interest rate expenses charged by many of our competitors. Commercial Loan Corporation charges no pre-payment penalties or specified required months interest prior to loan payoff. Additionally, we permit our clients to pay down their mortgage and will recalculate their mortgage payment for them based on the outstanding mortgage balance. This benefit alone can save our clients potentially thousands of dollars in interest.
Estate Loans, Probate Loans, Trust loan and Inheritance Loans
Estate Loans, Probate Loans, Trust Loans and Inheritance Loans
If your inheritance includes real estate and you want to preserve your parents or grandparents low property tax rate; there are finance options available to assist you. These loans programs often go by different names but are most commonly referred to as inheritance loans, estate loans, probate loans, or trust loans. In some cases they will also be referred to as hard money loans, private money loans or 3rd party loans for trusts.
Estate, probate, inheritance and trust loans are typically more difficult to come by than conventional real estate mortgages. Often times in order to receive financing on real estate held by a trust, in probate or in an estate, you need to utilize a private money lender. These types of loans are typically intended to be used as short term financing options to provide liquidity to an estate or trust when one is trying to qualify for exclusion for reassessment of property taxes. Once the real estate has been transferred to the beneficiary or heir and the exclusion for property tax reassessment has been secured; that is when the loan is refinanced into a conventional mortgage.
It does not always make sense to utilize a private money, hard money, trust loan, estate loan or probate loan; but there are situations when it does. The most common reason to do so is when dividing the assets of a trust or estate and there is not sufficient cash liquidity to achieve an equal distribution. For instance, one heir or beneficiary may wish to retain ownership of a property. If that is the case and there is not sufficient assets remaining for an equal distribution to the other parties involved; taking out a mortgage on the property may be the best option.
Providers of inheritance loans, estate loans, probate loans, and trust loans
Inheritance loans, estate loans, probate loans, and trust loans are specialized types of real estate mortgages. It can be difficult to find lenders willing to provide this type of financing. Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in this type of lending. Best of all, unlike many other private money lenders, Commercial Loan Corporation does not charge a pre-pay penalty or have a minimum interest requirement which can be costly. If you or your client is looking to obtain a trust loan, probate loan or estate loan, please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we may assist you. To view testimonials from some of our past clients, please view them here.