Trust Loans and the Proposition 19 Exclussion from Property Tax Reassessment

Trust Loans and the Parent to Child Exclusion for Reassessment

Trust Loans and the Parent to Child Exclusion for Reassessment

When California Proposition 19 went into effect on April 1st, 2021, it replaced Proposition 58. California Proposition 58 previously controlled how a person inheriting a home from a parent could avoid property tax reassessment. Under the newly passed Proposition 19, a few of the rules for obtaining an exclusion from reassessment have changed.

Under Proposition 58, a child inheriting a home from a parent could apply for an exclusion from property tax reassessment with no value limitation, providing it was a primary residence. With Prop 58 you could also keep an investment property with a 1 million dollar exclusion per parent. Under Proposition 19, there is a limit of the current taxable value plus $1,000,000 on a primary home. Additionally, Proposition 19 eliminated the ability to avoid reassessment on an inherited home that will not be used as your primary residence.

There are additional requirements when it comes to receiving an exclusion from reassessment on an inherited home. One key point for the Assessor’s Office is to show that everyone receives their equal share according to what the trust states. If an equal distribution is required, a loan cannot be made to the trust by any of the beneficiaries who intend on keeping the real property. Doing so would be considered a sibling to sibling buyout resulting in a transfer between beneficiaries rather than a transfer from parent to child. For example, if the only asset in the trust was a home worth $900,000 and one of the three child beneficiaries wanted to keep that home, a loan would need to be made to the trust for $600,000. In this situation the two beneficiaries who did not want the home would each receive their $300,000 cash and the other child receives the home with $300,000 equity left in it after the trust loan was made.

When there are insufficient cash assets for an equal distribution to be made from an irrevocable trust, a person will often require the assistance of a trust and estate lender. As documented by the California Board of Equalization, the acquiring beneficiary may not utilize their own funds or make a personal guarantee on the loan. Doing so would create a sibling to sibling buyout, disqualifying them for the full parent to child transfer exclusion. The loan will need to be made directly to the trust, without first removing the property from the trust or requiring a personal guarantee from the acquiring beneficiary. A qualified trust and estate lender will make a loan directly to the trust, providing enough cash for the equalized distribution to be made. The trust lender often works directly with an attorney or property tax consultant. A trust loan is typically a short term loan with no pre-payment penalty. Once the property has been transferred from the trust to beneficiary, the loan can be paid off or refinanced into a conventional mortgage.

Additional information on this is available on the California Board of Equalization website located here.

If you, a family member or client is in need of a loan to a trust or irrevocable trust, you may contact us at (877) 464-1066. One of our Trust Loan Account Managers can answer any questions you may have on the trust loan process and put you in contact with a Qualified Trust & Estate Attorney or California Property Tax Consultant in your area if you are in need of assistance. We will also provide you with a no cost trust loan benefit analysis that will estimate how much you can expect to save by using a trust loan to avoid property tax reassessment on an inherited home.

Commercial Loan Corporation – A Complete Trust & Estate Loan Solution

California Trust and Estate Lender

California Trust and Estate Lender

Trust Loans, Estate Loans, Probate Loans & Loans to Prepare A Home for Sale

Commercial Loan Corporation is a one stop shop for all of your Trust & Estate Loan needs. Unlike other lenders, we specialize in helping clients who need a loan for a home in an irrevocable trust or currently in probate. Most lenders refuse to lend on these properties, but that is what we specialize in. Not only do we provide trust loans and probate loans, we can also lend funds to prepare a home for sale. In addition to lending services, we can also help you get an immediate cash offer for a home you wish to sell. We can provide you with a free assessment of all of your options so that you can determine which makes the most sense for you.

Trust Loans

Our trust loans are specially designed to help beneficiaries and heirs take advantage of the California Proposition 19 parent to child property tax transfer and avoid property tax reassessment on an inherited home. We lend directly to irrevocable trusts and estates in probate, with no personal guarantee requirement from the beneficiary inheriting the home. This meets the California Board of Equalization equalized distribution requirement and avoids a sibling to sibling buyout, which can put your exclusion from property tax reassessment at risk. The loan process is quick too. We can fund a trust loan in as little as 7 business days. Our trust loans help clients avoid costly realtor fees and saving on average over $6,500 in property taxes each year by avoiding reassessment.

Probate Loans

Much like a trust loan, a probate loan is typically used to help a client avoid property tax reassessment on an inherited home. The key difference is that the home is in the probate process and opposed to locked in an irrevocable trust. We can help you simplify a complex situation and secure your low property tax base. We will answer all of your questions on the process and help you determine if a probate loan is right for you.

Trust & Estate Loans to prepare a home for sale

In some situations a trust or estate would like to sell the home for top value but does not have the funds needed to make repairs or prepare the home for sale. We make loans to trusts and estate so that they can be rehabilitated, repaired or remodeled; allowing you to fetch top dollar when it is sold. In some cases speed is of the essence and the client wants to get a quick cash offer for the home and avoid a potentially length home sale process. We have contacts throughout California who can assist you and and in some cases purchase your home in as little as 10 business days.

If you are inheriting a home and have questions about a trust loan, probate loan or getting a cash offer for a home; please call us at (877) 464-1066. We can answer all of your questions on the process and provide you with a free quote and benefit assessment.

What is a Probate Loan?

Probate Loans

Probate Loans

Probate Loans & Estate Loans

Commercial Loan Corporation is a California based provider of probate loans. Our probate and estate loans are specifically designed to help heirs, beneficiaries and administrators who are in need of financing on a home involved in the probate process. Commercial Loan Corporation is California’s premier probate lender. We have helped our clients save over 12 million dollars in property taxes by transferring a parent’s low property tax base on an inherited home. We provide estates with the cash needed to make an equal distribution and qualify for a California Parent to Child Property Tax Transfer.

Our specialized probate loans and estate loans allow heirs, beneficiaries and probate administrators to buy out siblings, settle debts, make improvements to a home, and prevent property tax reassessment on a home being inherited from a parent. We offer affordable loans that are customized to your needs. We provide each client with a Free Upfront Probate Loan Benefit Analysis that shows your estimated loan proceeds, property tax savings and the costs associated with the loan.  On average our probate loans, estate loans and trust loans save our clients over $6,550 in property taxes each year by avoiding property tax reassessment on an inherited home.

If you, a sibling or a client is interested in a California Probate Loan, Loan to a Trust or Estate Loan, we are here to assist you. Call us at 877-464-1066 and we can provide you with a free estimate showing you how much you might be able to save by avoiding property tax reassessment with the help of a probate loan.

What is a Probate Loan?

Probate loans are loans provided to a home involved in the probate process. Probate is the administration of a deceased person’s estate, with or without a will. A probate loan or estate loan provides funds to the probate estate to accomplish a goal that requires the conversion of equity in the real estate into cash. The probate loan is made directly to the estate. A probate loan must be approved by the probate administrator. We can help guide your through the process and if needed, put you in contact with an Attorney or Property Tax Consultant to assist you with the process.

Why is a Probate Loan needed in some situations?

A Probate loan or estate loan, provides cash to the estate for a variety of purposes. During the probate process, which can be lengthy, the administrator of the estate may need funds to administer the estate. Examples of this may include utility costs, property taxes, property insurance, association fees, legal expenses, paying off outstanding debt, mortgage payments, or property maintenance expenses. Without a probate loan, the estate may not be able to afford to meet the costs of these expenses. A probate loan or estate loan is also often used to buy out siblings when multiple siblings are inheriting a home from a parent. For example, the child that wants to keep the family home can take out an estate loan and buy out the other siblings with the cash provided from the probate loan. If a child wants to keep a parents low property tax base on an inherited home, the County Assessors Office must approve the exclusion for reassessment. One of the requirements of a California Property Tax Transfer and Exclusion for Property Tax Reassessment is that an equal distribution of assets be made to all child heirs / beneficiaries and that if sufficient cash assets do not exist in the estate, that a non-personally guaranteed 3rd party loan be used to equalize the distribution. If the process is not done correctly, the property may be reassessed at the current market value. On average we are able to save our clients over $6,500 per year in property taxes by helping them avoid property tax reassessment on the inherited home. Additionally, we save the estate over $50,000 on average by avoiding the costly realtor fees associated with selling a home, and all of the heirs / beneficiaries are able to take advantage of that savings. If you are interested in finding out if a probate loan might be a good option for you, please call us at (877) 464-1066

2022 USC Gould Trust & Estate Conference

Join Commercial Loan Corporation at the USC Gould Trust and Estate Conference

Join Commercial Loan Corporation and have your Proposition 19 Trust Loan questions answered at the USC Gould Trust and Estate Conference on 11/9/2022.

Come and meet Tanis Alonso-Kluever and Thaddeus Farrell at the USC Gould Trust and Estate Conference on November 9th, 2022. This years trust & estate conference will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Commercial Loan Corporation is sponsoring the event and will be on hand to answer all of your questions on California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Transfers and our specialized Trust Loans to assist clients in qualifying for a full exclusion from property tax reassessment.

This years special keynote speakers include Dr. Bonnie Olsen and retired Judge Paul Suzuki. The speakers will discuss the development of the Judicial Guardianship Evaluation Worksheet, a tool for probate judges to evaluate relevant factors in assessing the propriety and scope of conservatorships for older adults. They will complete the 45-minute presentation discussing how the Worksheet may impact consideration of evidence in probate matters. Here are some details about the upcoming USC Gould Trust & Estate Conference:

When?

The 48th Annual Trust and Estate Conference will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles.

Why attend?

For 48 years, USC Gould’s Trust and Estate Conference has been delivering practical and real-life solutions from speakers with a proven track record of addressing unexpected problems in estate planning, probate, and trust administration. The Conference typically attracts over 500 of your peers for unrivaled networking and learning opportunities from both the speakers and your professional colleagues.

Who should attend?

The Conference is specially tailored for trust, estate planning, probate and elder law professionals including attorneys, paralegals, trust officers, accountants, financial institution executives, private professional fiduciaries, wealth management professionals, fiduciary officers, underwriters and insurance advisors.

What’s included?

Registration includes all sessions, continental breakfast, networking breaks, luncheon presentation, continuing education credit, and print and downloadable copies of the practical Conference Syllabus, including the popular Resource Guide, a Trust and estate Professional Directory covering Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
Free WiFi will also be available for attendees at the Conference!

If you have questions on California Proposition 19 prior to the conference or are currently in need of a trust loan, please call us at (877) 464-1066 so that we may assist you. If you would like to signup for or find additional information on the 2022 USC Gould Trust and Estate Conference, please visit here. Or view the PDF version of the brochure here: USC Gould Trust & Estate Brochure

Parent to Child Property Tax Transfer

Parent to Child Property Tax Transfers in California

Parent to Child Property Tax Transfers in California

Proposition 19 Parent to Child Transfer

Using our specialized Trust Loans, we help clients take advantage of the California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Property Tax Transfer. The Prop 19 Parent to Child Property Tax Transfer allows a child to transfer a parents low property tax base on an inherited home. On average, doing so saves our clients over $6,500 a year in property taxes.

Trust Loans in California

Normally when a person inherits a home, the County will reassess the property taxes on that home. Thanks to California Proposition 19, a child can avoid property tax reassessment if done correctly and the required documents are filed with the County quickly enough. The majority of our clients receive an inherited home from a trust, but we also help clients who are inheriting a home from probate estates. When multiple child beneficiaries are involved and there are insufficient cash assets to make an equal distribution in the trust or estate, a trust loan is usually required. We specialize in trust loans and provide the funds needed to meet the Prop 19 and California Board of Equalization equal distribution via a third party loan requirements.

Loans to Trusts

We have helped hundreds of clients avoid property tax reassessment with our loans to trust and estates. If you or your client has questions on a trust loan, we provide a free consultation that will answer all of your questions on the trust loan process. We also provide free California Board approved Continuing Legal Education to Attorneys on California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Transfers. Please call us today at 877-464-1066 for a free consultation or to sign up for our Continuing Legal Education course. If you would like to receive additional information on a trust loan, please complete our online Trust Loan form located here.

Trust Loans

Trust Loans

Trust Loans in California

What are Trust Loans?

Trust Loans or Loans to Trusts are loans made directly to a trust as opposed to an individual. With a conventional mortgage, a borrower applies for a loan and signs the loan documents personally guaranteeing the loan. With a trust loan it works a little different. Instead of a borrower guaranteeing the loan, the Successor Trustee will sign loan documents on behalf of the trust and the lender lends to the trust as opposed to a person. With a trust, usually a home is used as the collateral for the trust mortgage or trust loan. Often times there is no credit check, income verification or personal guarantee involved with a trust loan.

What is the purpose of a Trust Loan?

Most of the trust loans that we provide are to prepare a trust for distribution so that one of the trust beneficiaries can avoid property tax reassessment on an inherited home. California is one of the few states that provides a property tax security measure which prevents property taxes from increasing too rapidly. In California, Proposition 13 is what achieves this. California Proposition 13 caps the maximum increase of the assessed value of a home at 2% annually. This means that over a 10 year period, if your home doubled in value from $400,000 to $800,0000; you would only be paying property taxes on an assessed value of approximately $487,500 as opposed to the current market value of $800,000. In California, the typically property tax rate is 1% of the assessed value. So in the example above, it would mean an annual property tax savings of $3,125.

California Proposition 13 has been in effect since 1978. As you can imagine, since 1978 property values have increase significantly and Proposition 13 has kept the assessed values of many homes extremely low. In addition to preventing property taxes from increasing too rapidly, California has other laws to protect residents. Proposition 19, allows a parent to transfer a home to a child and avoid reassessment on that home if it is a primary residence. This is where a trust loan becomes very important. California Proposition 19 has specific requirements that must be met if a person inherits a home from a parent and wishes to avoid property tax reassessment on that home. One of those requirements pertains to trusts and estates. The California Board of Equalization requires that an equal distribution of assets be made to all child beneficiaries unless specific language exists in the trust. Information on this can be viewed here on the California Board of Equalization website When a trust is involved, a trust loan is likely the only way to accomplish an equal distribution.

Often times when a trust contains real estate, the home is by far the most valuable asset in the trust. When there are multiple beneficiaries in the trust, that often time means an equal distribution can not be made without cash being added to the trust. The trust loan resolves this issue by injecting cash into the trust while at the same time placing a lien or debt against the real estate. This allows for one child to inherit the home while other children receive an equal amount of cash, creating an equal distribution. Since the loan is made to the trust as opposed to the beneficiary, the child inheriting the home can qualify for the Proposition 19 exclusion from property tax reassessment. On average our clients save $6,500 a year in property taxes by avoiding property reassessment.

If you are inheriting a home and are interested in keeping a parents low property tax base, we may be able to help. We have assisted over 450 clients in avoiding property tax reassessment. We work with Trust & Estate Attorneys and Property Tax Consultants across California. Call us at (877)464-1066 and we can provide you with a FREE Trust Loan Benefit Analysis that will let you know if you may be eligible to avoid property tax reassessment and how much in annual property taxes a trust loan may help you save.

Do property taxes increase when you inherit a home?

Do property taxes increase on an inherited home?

When you inherit a home, do the property taxes get reassessed?

Do property taxes increase on an inherited home?

The simple answer is yes. When the County receives notice that ownership has changed on a home, by default a reassessment is triggered. Even more importantly, in some cases property reassessment can be retroactive to the date of death. When this occurs the person inheriting the home can be hit with a massive tax bill.

Can property tax reassessment be avoided on an inherited home?

The good news is yes, property tax reassessment can be avoided on an inherited home. Each month we help our clients avoid having their inherited home reassessed. California has laws that allow you to avoid property tax reassessment on an inherited home if you qualify and transfer the property in accordance with the Board of Equalization requirements. When multiple siblings are involved things can get a little complicated. The California BOE and County Assessors Office will often require that an equal distribution of assets be made to qualify for a full exclusion from reassessment unless specific abilities are granted in the trust. If the distribution is not equalized or if a child contributes their own funds to buyout other child beneficiaries then the property will likely be reassessed as it is considered a sibling to sibling buyout and opposed to a parent to child transfer. California has no laws that allow siblings to transfer property without reassessment, only parents to children or grandparents to grandchildren.

Commercial Loan Corporation has specialized trust loan programs designed to meet all of the BOE requirements to qualify for a parent to child transfer and avoid property tax reassessment on an inherited home. We work directly with your Attorney, Trust Administrator or California Property Tax Consultant to make sure you will avoid property tax reassessment. In fact we have helped hundreds of clients avoid property tax reassessment on an inherited home and have saved California’s over twenty million dollars in the process. We are California’s top Trust & Estate lender and even offer California State Bar approved continuing legal education on the subject.

If you, a client or a member of a trust may be interested in inheriting a home from a parent, we can provide you with a free trust loan benefit analysis. It will let you know how much you would be eligible to save from avoiding property tax reassessment on an inherited home. On average we save our clients over $6,500 each year in property taxes. The process is quick and easy and we can answer any questions that you have. Please complete our trust loan information request form or call us at 877-464-1066.

Mistakes to Avoid When Transferring a Property Tax Base

Irrevocable Trust Loans

California Loans to Trusts

The Right Advice & The Right Trust Loan Lender 

Much to the relief of many Californians who are in the process of inheriting a home from a parent, in many case California Proposition 19 allows you keep a parents low property base on the inherited homes. However, sometimes new homeowners and beneficiaries trigger a property tax reassessment by accident, and end up facing a massive property tax reassessment. Thankfully that can all be avoided with the right advice and a loan to an irrevocable trust when one is needed. Working with Trust & Estate Attorneys and Property Tax Consultants, we have helped hundreds of clients take advantage of their Prop 19 & Prop 58 benefit with our loans to Irrevocable Trusts. In fact we have helped clients save over 21 million dollars in property taxes with our loans.

Due to rapidly increasing property values and California Proposition 13 (which helps keep property taxes low in California), we save our average client over $6,500 in property taxes each year by avoiding reassessment on an inherited home. Best of all, the process is easy and every beneficiary wins because you are able to avoid the fees associated with selling a home.

The California Parent-to-Child Exclusion

As far as parent to child transfers are concerned, when one beneficiary who is inheriting a home decides to buyout property shares inherited by co-beneficiaries (siblings) – to have complete ownership of the property, it’s easy to misstep and mistakenly trigger property tax reassessment. A parent to child property tax transfer in is line with the effort to  avoid property tax reassessment under Proposition 19’s parent-child exclusion. Therefore a loan to an irrevocable trust working in conjunction with Proposition 19 allows us to transfer property between siblings – buying out property from siblings. In many situations a loan to an irrevocable trust is needed because there is not sufficient cash assets in the trust to make an equal distribution to all child beneficiaries. That is where we come in.

Choosing the Right Trust Lender to Keep a Parent Low Property Tax  Base

Commercial Loan Corporation is one of just a handful of California lenders that will lend money directly to an irrevocable trust with no personal guarantee. We are also the only Trust & Estate Lender in California who works with hundreds of Trust & Estate Attorneys and provides them with California State Bar authorized Continuing Legal Education on the topic of Proposition 19 and lending to an irrevocable trust. If you are a client is in need of a loan to an irrevocable trust, please call us at 877-464-1066. We will answer all of your questions and provide you with a free trust loan benefit analysis.

Free Continuing Legal Education Course – California Proposition 19

California Proposition 19 Continuing Legal Education - Free for California Attorneys

California Proposition 19 Continuing Legal Education – Free for California Attorneys

Commercial Loan Corporation Now Offers Free Proposition 19 Continuing Legal Education Online for Licensed California Attorneys

Commercial Loan Corporation offers a 1 hour presentation on the use of Parent to Child Property Tax Transfers under Proposition 19, 58 and 193. The presentation covers the use of proper calculations when equalizing distributions and use of Proposition 19’s transfer of tax base provision. This California Prop 19 CLE presentation is approved by the California Bar for 1.0 MCLE credit. Our continuing legal education is offered completely free to Attorneys and Fiduciaries. Commercial Loan Corporation is a California Lender that specializes in lending to Trusts and Estates and has helped hundreds of clients retain a parents low property tax rate on an inherited home.

Commercial Loan Corporation is a licensed provider of continuing legal education for the state of California. This course covers California Proposition 19, Proposition 58 and third party loans to trusts and estates to facilitate an equal distribution. The course can be performed online and scheduled at a convenient time of your choice during the business hours of Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.

Please contact Commercial Loan Corporation at (877)464-1066 to signup for this free California Proposition 19 CLE today.

What is California Proposition 19?

What is California Proposition 19?

Information of California Proposition 19 and Property Tax Transfers.

California Proposition 19

So what is California Proposition 19? Proposition 19 also known as the Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act, or Prop 19 for short is an amendment to the California Constitution that impacts state property tax laws and regulations. On November 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 19. In simplified terms Prop 19 is a Constitutional Amendment that imposes new limits on property tax benefits for inherited family property. Under Proposition 19, a child or children may keep the lower property tax base of the parent(s) but only if the property is the principal residence of the parent(s) and the child or children make it their principal residence within one year of receiving ownership. Additionally, Prop 19 allows homeowners who are over 55 years of age, disabled, or victims of a wildfire or natural disaster, to transfer their lower assessed property value of their primary home to a newly purchased or newly constructed replacement principal residence up to three times, or once per disaster. Proposition allows the property tax base may be transferred to a property located anywhere in the state of California.

California Proposition 19 Effective Dates

Information on Proposition 19 obtained at the California BOE Website:

Section 10 of article II of the California Constitution provides that a measure approved by a majority of votes cast takes effect on the fifth day after the Secretary of State files the Statement of the Vote for the election at which the measure is voted on, but the measure may provide that it becomes operative after its effective date.1 The language of Proposition 19 for both the base year value transfer provisions and the parent-child and grandparent-grandchild exclusion provisions have specified operatives dates, as follows:
• The base year value transfer provisions become operative on April 1, 2021.
• The parent-child and grandparent-grandchild exclusion provisions become operative on February 16, 2021.
Base Year Value Transfer
Beginning on and after April 1, 2021, section 2.1(b) of article XIII A of the California
Constitution provides that an owner of a primary residence who is over 55 years of age, severely disabled,2 or a victim of a wildfire or natural disaster may transfer the base year value of their primary residence to a replacement primary residence located anywhere in California that is
1 On June 5, 2018, the voters of California approved Proposition 71, which changed the effective date of ballot measures from the day after the election to five days after the California Secretary of State certifies the results of the election. See LTA No. 2018/068. 2 Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) section 74.3(b) defines a “severely and permanently disabled person” as “any person who has a physical disability or impairment, whether from birth or by reason of accident or disease, that results in a functional limitation as to employment or substantially limits one or more major life activities of that person, and that has been diagnosed as permanently affecting the person’s ability to function, including, but not limited to, any disability or impairment that affects sight, speech, hearing, or the use of any limbs.”

California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Exclusion Chart.

California Proposition 19 Charts to help you better understand how the proposition may impact you can be found here. The following Prop 19 chart illustrates how the proposition differs from the previous Prop 58 and Prop 193 California legislation.

The California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Exclusion Chart

The California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Exclusion Chart

 

The Proposition 19 Base Year Value Transfer Chart

The Proposition 19 Base Year Value Transfer Chart

 

Assistance with the California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Transfer

Commercial Loan Corporation works with clients, Estate Attorneys and California Property Tax Consultants to help you qualify for a California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Transfer. We provide loans to Irrevocable Trusts and Probate that do not have sufficient cash assets. Our trust loan or probate loan allows for an equalized distribution to be made to all involved child beneficiaries without having a personal guarantee from the acquiring beneficiary.

If you require additional information on California Proposition 19 or if you are curious if you are eligible for the California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Transfer Benefit, we can assist you. We have helped hundreds of clients receive their benefit and save them over $6,500 per year in property taxes on average. Call us at 877-464-1066 and we will answer all of your questions. We can also provide you with a free benefit analysis and let you know how much you may be able to save in property taxes on an inherited home.

Additional California Proposition 19 Resources:

The full legislative information on California Proposition 19 – ACA-11 can be found here.
The California Proposition 19 Parent to Child Transfer Benefit Calculator

What is California Proposition 19? – PDF Download