About California Proposition 13 Property Tax Information
About Proposition 13
California Proposition 13, also known as the People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation was an amendment of the Constitution of California enacted in 1978. California Proposition 13 made it so that the maximum amount of any tax on real estate shall not exceed one percent of the full cash value of such property and additionally restricted annual increases of assessed value of real estate to an inflation factor, not to exceed 2% per year.
Proposition 13 also prohibited reassessment of a new base year value except in cases of change in ownership, or completion of new construction. Later, in 1986 Californian’s passed Proposition 58 which also excludes from reassessment transfers of real property between parents and children, with certain limitations.
Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in helping clients who inherit properties qualify for Proposition 58 and avoid property tax reassessment when a third party loan is needed to equalize the distribution of a trust or estate. This allows you to keep a parents low Prop 13 tax base and save potentially thousands of dollars a year in property taxes. In fact, our average client saves over $6,000 a year in property taxes.
If you are inheriting home from a parent and are interested in keeping their Proposition 13 tax base, please call us at 877-464-1066.
Call 877-464-1066 to Optimize Your Trust or Estate Distribution
Commercial Loan Corporation does more than just provide mortgages to Trusts and Estates. We also optimize trust and estate distributions!
What does that mean? Well, we can significantly increase the funds that are distributed to the beneficiaries of a trust or estate. In fact, on average we increase the funds a Trust or Estate distributes by over $40,000.
How we increase distribution funds is simple. We provide a loan directly to the Trust or Estate enabling a beneficiary to keep a family home and providing an equal share of cash to the other beneficiaries. Our Trust Loan eliminates the need to sell a parents home, avoiding the costs association with fixing up a home for sale, costly realtor expenses and seller related closing costs. This ends up being an incredible savings that all the beneficiaries of the trust or estate are all able to share in. Best of all, one of the beneficiaries is able to keep the family home and utilize California Proposition 58 to preserver a parents low Proposition 13 tax base saving on average $6,200 per year in property taxes.
Allow us to optimize your trust or estate!
If you, a family member or a client might be able to benefit from one of our trust and estate loans, please call us at 877-464-1066. We can provide you with a FREE SAVINGS ESTIMATE!
We Maximize Trust & Estate Distributions, Saving Clients Thousands of Dollars.
Maximize the Distribution of a Trust or Estate!
At Commercial Loan Corporation we specialize in maximizing trust distributions and providing innovative finance options for real estate held in a trust. On average we save our clients $42,000 when it comes time to distribute a trust. Depending on the worth of the trust and real estate involved that number can be significantly higher.
Maximizing trust distributions is not all we do.
We also help clients preserve a parents low property tax base on an inherited property. On average retaining a parents low property tax base saves our clients over $6,200 a year in property tax payments.We are one of just a few California lenders that offers third party financing to a trust; allowing a client to take advantage of Proposition 58 and keep a parents low Proposition 13 protect property tax rate.
We also have specialty loan programs that enable our clients to tap into the equity in their real estate with no tax consequences.
We even have programs that allow you to access the equity in a home to create a “nest egg” available in case of emergency.
We offer free consultations and one of our trust & estate specialists can help you determine which options are right for you and how much you may be able to save.
At Commercial Loan Corporation we specialize in assisting clients with the financing they need to keep a parents low property tax rate on an inherited property. Transferring a Parents of Grandparents property tax rate can be a extremely beneficial; in fact, on average we save our clients over $6,000 per year in property taxes. Taking advantage of the California Proposition 58 property tax benefits can be very complicated and we always advice that you use the services of a qualified Attorney or Resident Property Tax Specialist. With so much potential property tax savings on the line, you want to make sure that all of the rules are followed and that all of the documents are processed correctly. Failing to do so may disqualify you from an Exclusion From Property Tax Reassessment.
Michael Wyatt is a residential property tax specialist and specializes in helping clients preserve a parents low Proposition 13 protected property tax rate when a home is transferred or inherited. Often times he works with clients where the inherited real estate is contained in a trust or is part of an estate. It can be a very complex matter. If the property is not transferred appropriately or the financing is not done in accordance with California law, you may become ineligible to retain a parents property tax base rate and the home may be reassessed at current market value. We have worked with Michael Wyatt’s Property Tax Consulting Firm on several occasions and highly recommend him.
Michael Wyatt Property Tax Consulting works with the clients of attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, and real estate professionals to minimize real property tax assessments before or after transactions involving the transfer or purchase of real estate.One of the reasons why Michael Wyatt’s services are so valuable when it comes to keeping a parents low property tax rate is that he formerly worked for the Orange County Tax Assessor’s Office for almost 25 years. So he has the first hand experience to make sure you obtain the tax savings that you deserve. Prior to becoming a California Residential Property Tax Consultant, Michael worked as a Legal Analyst at the County Tax Assessors Office. During that time, Michael observed many real estate transactions that had undesired results due to property owners either never consulting with counsel, or advisers were not familiar with property tax law and its consequences. Michael Wyatt became a Property Tax Consultant in order to help advisers and their clients avoid those unintended results, and plan and structure their real property transactions to achieve their goals.
If you are in need of Trust or Estate financing or are interested in preserving a parents low property taxes on an inherited home, please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we may assist you. We can help you put together a plan of action and review your potential property tax savings with you.
Dealing with Trusts and Estates can be a complicated matter. It can go from complex to incomprehensible if you do not understand the terminology. To help you better understand, we have compiled a list of some of the most common terms used in trust and estate matters to assist you. If you need any additional clarification, we are here to assist you. Please call us at 877-464-1066 for any needs you may have.
Common Terms For Trusts And Estates
Appointer – The appointer is the person who can appoint a new trustee or remove an existing one.
Appointment – The act of appointing, giving an asset from the trust to a beneficiary; or the name of the document which gives effect to the appointment. The trustee’s right to do this, where it exists, is called a power of appointment. Sometimes, a power of appointment is given to someone other than the trustee, such as the settlor, the protector, or a beneficiary.
Beneficiary – A beneficiary is anyone who receives benefits from any assets held by the trust.
Bridge Loan – A bridge loan is short term financing that is typically paid back or refinanced. Often times the term on a bridge loan can range from 3 to 12 months.
Estate Planning – The process of arranging ones property and affairs to insure their disbursement in the most effective way possible.
Power of Attorney – A power of attorney is a legal instrument that empowers another person as agent to deal with one’s property and affairs.
Executor – The one nominated in a Will and or appointed by Probate Court to manage and distribute a decedent’s estate in accordance with the terms of the Will.
Fiduciary – A fiduciary is a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.
Proposition 13 – California Proposition 13 is a constitutional amendment enacted in 1978. The Proposition 13 Amendment limits the tax rate increase that can be charged annually on real estate in California. The proposition restricts the annual increases of assessed value of real property to an inflation factor, not to exceed 2% per year. California Proposition 13 also prohibits reassessment of a new real estate property tax base year value except for in cases of either change in ownership, or completion of new construction.
Proposition 58 – California Proposition 58 allows for the exclusion for reassessment of property taxes on transfers between parents and children. If the sale or transfer of real property is between a parent and their child, under limited circumstances, the property will not be reassessed if certain conditions are met and the proper application is filed in a appropriate amount of time. 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, instead of the current market value when the property is acquired from the parent.
Protector – A protector may be appointed in an express, inter vivos trust, as a person who has some control over the trustee usually including a power to dismiss the trustee and appoint another.
Settlor – This is the person or persons who creates the trust. They may also be known as a Grantor.
Trust – A trust is an arrangement in which ownership of assets is transferred to a Trustee, who thereafter has a fiduciary duty to distribute the trusts assets to the beneficiaries of the Trust.
Trust Deed – A trust deed is a legal document that defines the trust such as the trustee, beneficiaries, settlor and appointer, and the terms and conditions of the agreement.
Trust Distributions – A trust distribution is any income or asset that is given out to the beneficiaries of the trust.
Trustee – A person, corporation who administers a trust. A trustee is considered a fiduciary and owes the highest duty under the law to protect trust assets from unreasonable loss for the trust’s beneficiaries.
If you require a third party bridge loan to take advantage of the benefits of proposition 58, please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we may assist you.
Commercial Loan Corporation is very excited to welcome Tanis Alonso as the latest addition to our team! Tanis is an Account Executive in our Trust & Estate Bridge Loan Department. Her primary role is to assist clients, attorneys, trust administrators, paralegals and fiduciaries in obtaining short term bridge loan financing for beneficiaries and heirs that want to take advantage of Proposition 58’s exclusion from property tax reassessment to preserve a parents low Proposition 13 tax base on inherited property.
“My commitment to my clients is that i will always put your needs first! You can expect 100% transparency from me and i will always look out for your best interest.
Prior to joining the Commercial Loan Corporation team, I attended California State University, Fullerton for Business Management. I obtained my Real Estate license in 2005, but continued down the path of Restaurant Management advancing into a Customer Service Specialist and Developmental Training Manager. I have a passion for taking care of others, am very detail oriented and have a do whatever it takes mentality.
Outside of work, I like to spend my free time with my family and volunteering with various organizations. My favorite thing to do is take my dog Beau to the dog park so he can play with all his friends.
I am beyond excited to start a new journey with Commercial Loan Corporation and to be working alongside a group of individuals with the upmost integrity and expertise.”
Contact Information For Tanis Alonso:
Tanis Alonso, Account Executive for the Trust & Estate Bridge Loan Department can be reached at 714-442-8995 or by email at email@example.com. If you are interested in more information on our Private Money Bridge Loans for Trusts & Estates, please call Tanis or complete the short form located here. For immediate assistance from any member of the Bridge Loan department, please call us at 877-464-1066.
For additional information on our bridge loans that assist clients who are inheriting real estate from a parent and want to keep the existing low property tax payment, please click here.
California Bridge Loan Financing To Trusts & Estates
Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in providing bridge loans to trusts and estates. We are one of just a handful of lenders in California that provide bridge financing to trusts. Even more importantly, we specialize in this type of lending. Often times our clients utilize our private money bridge loan financing to allow for an even distribution to be made from a trust or estate. This can be crucial when a client is trying to receive a Proposition 58 granted exclusion from property tax reassessment to preserve a parents low property tax base on inherited property.
Thanks to California Proposition 13, property taxes in California can not increase by more than 2% each year. Since property values in California historically increase at a far higher rate, retaining a parents low property tax base can be incredibly valuable. In fact, on average we save our clients $6,200 a year in property taxes by helping them avoid a property tax reassessment. Over time that savings can compound, making for an incredible benefit. If you are inheriting property from a parent and are interested in preserving their low Proposition 13 property tax base, call us at 877-464-1066 and we can help you determine how much you might be able to save by utilizing one of our bridge loans.
What Is A Bridge Loan?
A bridge loan or bridge financing is a short term loan utilized until a person or trust secures permanent financing. Bridge loans or bridge mortgages are only intended to be held for a short period of time and typically have a term between 1 and 12 months.
Many of our clients either pay our bridge loan off in full after their exclusion from property tax reassessment has been granted or will refinance the debt with a conventional mortgage once the Proposition 58 exclusion has been granted. We are also able to assist our clients with permanent financing if needed. If you, a family member or client is interest in receiving a bridge loan for a trust or estate, please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we may assist you.
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!
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.
The Importance Of Working With A Residential Property Tax Specialist
Working with the right business professionals can make all the difference. When it comes time to secure a Proposition 58 Exclusion From Property Tax Reassessment, through Prop 58, that could not be more true. The process of obtaining your exclusion from property tax reassessment can be littered with pitfalls. Even just one small mistake can be the difference between obtaining an exclusion or not. Retaining a Parent’s or Grandparent’s low Proposition 13 property tax rate can save you potentially thousands of dollars each year. That is why it is important to have a good Private Money Lender, Attorney and or California Property Tax Specialist on your side to help guide you.
When providing clients with a third party loan to a trust, we always recommend that they work with either a Trust & Estate Attorney, Qualified Trust Administrator and or a Property Tax Specialist. Attorneys and Residential Property Tax Specialists provide different services. Some California Residential Property Tax Consultants specialize in assisting clients in obtaining a Proposition 58 exclusion from property tax reassessment. Their expertise in these matters can be invaluable. The best of them even have experience working for the County as a Property Tax Assessor. This gives them a great deal of insight into what the assessors office will need in order to grant your exclusion. It can be especially helpful in complex situations where time is of the essence. In California, you only have three years to file for the exclusion from property tax reassessment. A long process can also delay the distribution of a trust in some cases.
The complexities of obtaining an exclusion from property tax reassessment should not be understated. Unless you deal with California’s Proposition 58 Exclusions From Property Tax Reassessments on a regular basis, it can be difficult to avoid mishaps. Here are just a few examples of issues that a qualified California Property Tax Consultant can assist you with.
Common Proposition 58 Exclusion From Property Tax Reassessment Mistakes:
Not conducting the 3rd party financing properly and causing a property tax reassessment to occur.
Not keeping track of each eligible transferor’s $1 million limit; thereby exceeding the $1 million limit and triggering a reassessment for the overage.
Avoiding situations where an acquiring beneficiary lends money to the trust when funds are needed to make an even distribution. The California Board of Equalization views this as a child buying out another child as opposed to a parent to child transfer. The exclusion for reassessment requires a transfer from parent to child.
These are just a few examples of circumstances where a California Property Tax Specialist can assist you. If you are in need of a third party loan for a trust, a qualified Trust & Estate Attorney or a Property Tax Consultant referral, please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we may assist you.
If you are a California Trust & Estate Attorney, Probate Attorney, Fiduciary, Estate Planner, CPA, Wealth Manager or Property Tax Specialist and would like to be added to our list of Trust & Estate Professionals, please use the following link to apply to become a Commercial Loan Corporation recommend Trust & Estate Professional. Credentials will be reviewed and verified.