If you are attending the USC Trust & Estate Conference on 11/22/2019, please stop by our booth an speak with Tanis Alonso, our Senior Account Executive. She will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on Trust Loans and their role in the Proposition 58 exclusion from property reassessment.
This years USC Trust & Estate Conference has over 500 registrants. The conference is tailored for trust, estate planning, probate and elder law professionals. Attorneys, paralegals, trust officers, accountants, financial institution executives, private professional fiduciaries, wealth management professionals, fiduciary officers, underwriters and insurance advisers will all be on hand.
The Featured Sessions Include:
Annual Update: Recent Developments in Probate and Trust and their Practical Applications
Probate Code §2580, et seq. Whose Judgment Is It Anyway?
To Decant or Not Decant…That is the Question
Mystery in a Mumu: What Makes Your Judge Tick?
Tips and Tricks for Taming Basis
Assessing Capacity on a Sliding Scale: A Look Into Retrospective and Contemporaneous Evaluations
Attorneys and Other Advisors as Counselors: What They Don’t Teach You in Law School
If you are currently working with a client that might benefit from a trust loan, probate loan, estate loan or has questions about lending to an irrevocable trust; please stop by our booth and Tanis can answer any questions you have. You may also call us at 877-464-1066.
In the State of California, real estate is typically reassessed at market value when it is sold or transferred. As a result, property taxes may increase dramatically due to the new higher assessment value. Prop 58 or Proposition 58 is a California Proposition that with limitations, grants the ability to avoid property reassessment on real estate inherited from a parent in California. With the passage of Proposition 58 in 1986, if the sale or transfer of real estate is between a parent and their child, under some circumstances, the property will not be reassessed if all Board of Equalization conditions are met and the application for exclusion is filed in a appropriate amount of time.
Proposition 58 allows the child who is inheriting the home to avoid property tax reassessment when acquiring property from their parents. The child’s taxes are instead calculated on the parents established Proposition 13 factored base year value, instead of the current market value when the property is acquired.
In some cases in order to qualify for California Proposition 58, when the home is being inherited via a trust or an estate and multiple child beneficiaries are involved, an equal distribution of assets must be made. That is where Commercial Loan Corporation comes in. Commercial Loan Corporation provides third party mortgages to trusts and estates with no personal guarantee required from the acquiring beneficiary or heir. Our trust loan or probate loan provides cash to the beneficiaries who are not inheriting the home and allows the child who is inheriting the home to keep the property and meet one of the key Proposition 58 qualification requirements. On average we help our clients save over six thousand dollars a year in property taxes in addition to eliminating the need to sell the home. This speeds up the distribution process and saves on costly realtor fees.
If you or a client needs a distribution loan to take advantage of California Proposition 58, please call 877-464-1066. We can provide you with a free cost benefit analysis and let you know how much you may be able to save by taking advantage of your Prop 58 property tax benefits.
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California Proposition 58 Parent to Child Transfer
California Proposition 58 – Transferring Real Estate & Property Tax Base From A Parent To A Child & The Need For A Loan To Equalize A Transfer.
On November 4, 1986, the voters of California adopted Proposition 58, which added
subdivision (h) to section 2 of article XIII A of the California Constitution. Subdivision H provides that “purchase” and “change in ownership” do not include the purchase or transfer of a principal residences between parents and children, and that the first one million dollars of the full cash value of all other real property (other than principal residences) between parents and children. Section 63.1 was added to the Revenue and Taxation Code 1 to implement the parent-child exclusion provisions of California Proposition 58 and applies to any purchases or transfers between parents and children that occur on or after November 6, 1986.
The California Board of Equalization who administers Proposition 58 offered guidance to clarify some of the ambiguity of the law. They generated a Questions and Answers document for the California Assessors offices to help them properly handle Prop 58 requests for Parent to Child Transfers and requests to avoid property tax reassessment. California Proposition 58 allows a child to inherit a property from a parent, transferring the home and avoiding tax reassessment. This allows the child to keep the parents low Proposition 13 property tax base. One of the requirements of Prop 58 that the Board of Equalization addressed was the need for an equal distribution to be made when multiple beneficiaries are involved. This information can be found on Page 11 – Question 36 of the board of equalization question and answer document. The document can be located here.
Or at the California Board of Equalization Website – Located Here
Question 36 from the Board or Equalization addresses the following issue:
“A trust allows for non-pro rata distribution. However, the estate is composed primarily of a house and a small savings account. One child wants the real property and one 15 See Simms v. Pope (1990) 218 Cal.App.3d 472, 477; Domenghini v. County of San Luis Obispo (1974) 40 Cal.App.3d 689, 695. 16 Letter To Assessors 91/08. 17 Estate of Russell (1968) 69 Cal 2d 200. Page 11 REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE SECTION 63.1 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS child wants cash. To equalize distribution, can the trust encumber the real property with a loan and will the transfer of real property still qualify for the parent-child exclusion?
Answer: Yes. When a trustee has the power to distribute trust assets on a pro rata or non-pro rata basis, the distribution of real property to one child qualifies for the parent-child exclusion if the value of the property does not exceed that child’s interest in the total trust estate. A trustee who elects to make a non-pro rata distribution may equalize the value of the other beneficiaries’ interests in the trust assets by encumbering the real property with a loan and distributing the loan proceeds to the other beneficiaries.18 However, a loan cannot be made by any of the beneficiaries of the real property to the trust in order to equalize the trust interests. Such loan would be considered payment for the other beneficiaries’ interests in the real property resulting in a transfer between beneficiaries rather than a transfer from parent to child, which would disqualify the transfer from the parent-child exclusion.”
This is where Commercial Loan Corporation can assist you. A conventional loan can not be used in this situation, since conventional lenders will not lend directly to a trust or estate, and the BOE requires that the loan not be made to the beneficiary but instead to the trust or estate. We are one of the only California lenders that will lend directly to a trust or estate, as opposed to a beneficiary. Our loan enables the beneficiary who is inheriting the property from a trust or estate to avoid a transfer between beneficiaries. This helps them qualify for the Proposition 58 Parent to Child Transfer, enabling them to keep a parents low Proposition 13 tax base. Our average client saves over $6,000 a year in property taxes by taking advantage of their Prop 58 property tax benefit. We will even lend to an irrevocable trust.
If you, a family member or a client may be interested in a loan to help assist with Proposition 58, please call us at 877-464-1066 and we can assist you.
Avoid Property Tax Reassessment On A Home Your Inherit From Your Parents
How to avoid property tax reassessment on a home you inherit from your mother or father in California
One of the biggest mistakes that most Californians make when inheriting real estate from a parent is not taking advantage of California Prop 58. In fact even some Estate Planners, Attorneys and Fiduciaries do not fully understand the full benefits and how to navigate Proposition 58. California Proposition 58 provides Californians with the ability to avoid property reassessment when inheriting a home from a parent.
Why is Proposition 58 and the ability to avoid property tax reassessment so important?
Avoiding property reassessment means you assume the existing property tax valuation that your parent had. With how rapidly property values have appreciated in California over the last 50 years, avoiding reassessment can mean an enormous tax savings. For instance, lets say that your parents purchased their home in 1980 for $180,000. Because of California Proposition 13, the county can not reassess a home more than 2% per year while held by the same owner. For this example we will estimate the county has the home you are inheriting assessed at $250,000. If the County property tax rate is 1.2%, that means the yearly property taxes on the home are just $3,000.
If you inherit the property from your parents, and you or your legal representation do not submit a request for an exclusion from reassessment and the home is currently valued at $1,250,000, your annual property taxes will jump to $15,000! That is a difference of $13,000 per year in property taxes that you could potentially be avoided. To compound the issue, property assessment values can be reassessed upwards by 2% annually. So the following year if that occurs, your property taxes will increase by another $300 as opposed to just $60 if you had received your exclusion from reassessment. Over 10 years that can really add up.
How can Commercial Loan Corporation help with Proposition 58 and an exclusion from Property Tax Reassessment?
California Proposition 58 has eligibility requirements. A process needs to be done correctly and proper documentation needs to be filed in order to receive and exclusion from property reassessment on a parent to child transfer of real estate. One of the stipulations is that when a parents home is held in a trust, an equal distribution of the trust assets must be made to qualify for Proposition 58. An important side note is that the beneficiary receiving the property can not use their own funds to create an equal distribution. If this is done, the assessors office views it as a property transfer between beneficiaries as opposed to a parent to child transfer, making it ineligible for a Proposition 58 exclusion from reassessment. Instead, the California Board of Equalization requires that a third party loan be used to provide the trust with sufficient cash for an equal distribution to be made. This information can be found on the California Board of Equalizations website at the following link that addresses questions and answers regarding California Proposition 58.
“When a trustee or estate administrator has the power to distribute trust assets on a pro rata or non-pro rata basis, the distribution of real property to one child qualifies for the parent-child exclusion if the value of the property does not exceed that child’s interest in the total trust estate. A trustee who elects to make a non-pro rata distribution may equalize the value of the other beneficiaries’ interests in the trust assets by encumbering the real property with a loan and distributing the loan proceeds to the other beneficiaries. However, a loan cannot be made by any of the beneficiaries of the real property to the trust in order to equalize the trust interests. Such loan would be considered payment for the other beneficiaries’ interests in the real property resulting in a transfer between beneficiaries rather than a transfer from parent to child, which would disqualify the transfer from the parent-child exclusion.”
Commercial Loan Corporation is one of the only lenders in California that provides loans to trusts with out the requirement of a personal guarantee. This unique mortgage product allows an illiquid trust to become liquid and for the inheriting beneficiary to qualify for the benefits of Proposition 58 by meeting the parent to child transfer requirement. Unlike other lenders, we specialize in Proposition 58 loans. Our trust loan enables a beneficiary to encumber the inherited home and infuse the trust with the cash needed so that an equal distribution can be made and they can qualify for the parent-child exclusion and avoid a property tax reassessment with Proposition 58.
Call Us Today For Assistance
If you have any questions on the process of obtaining a loan for a property held in an irrevocable trust, please call us at 877-464-1066. One of our Proposition 58 loan specialists can answer any questions you may have. We can also provide you with a no cost trust loan benefit proposal. The proposal will show you how much you could save by optimizing your trust distribution. On average we save our clients over $6,000 per year in property taxes and $40,000 in additional distributions to beneficiaries. Let us help you avoid property tax reassessment!
When it comes to choosing a California Private Money Lender or California Hard Money Lender, you have a handful of options to choose from. Selecting the right one might be more important than you think.
Interest Rates, Penalties & Fees
For instance, choosing the best private mortgage lender can have a significant impact on your pocketbook. Lenders make money on a loan in a few different ways. The most common ways are through fees, interest rate premiums and penalties. One of the most important things that separates Commercial Loan Corporation from other California Private Money Lenders is that we do not charge any form of prepayment penalties, we offer competitive fees and have some of the lowest interest rates in the hard money lending marketplace. Prepayment penalties alone can cost a borrower potentially tens of thousands of dollars or even worse, trap them in a high interest rate loan that they no longer want or need!
Another important factor to consider when selecting the right private money lender is customer service. We are aware, that in this day and age, the phrase “Customer Service” almost sounds sarcastic. At Commercial Loan Corporation you are more than just a loan number. We might be a relatively small private money lender, but we are big on the customer experience. Regardless of your loan amount, you will always be treated with respect and courtesy by every member of our team. It is a sincere goal of ours to provide you with the fastest and best mortgage transaction that you have ever experienced. In many cases, we can fund a private money loan to a trust or estate in as little as 7 days. Please view some of our recent customer testimonials located here.
As you may be aware, in some situations California Proposition 58 grants residents the ability to transfer Real Estate along with a Proposition 13 protected property tax base from a parent to child. Sometimes in order to qualify for this exclusion against reassessment of property taxes, the beneficiary or heir may require a private money bridge loan or hard money loan. When it comes to Trust & Estate Bridge Loans and Third Party Private Money Loans to Trusts and Estates, experience with these types of loans is critical. The truth is that most California hard money lenders either never or rarely lend money to a trust or estate for Proposition 58 tax benefit purposes. If the financing is not conducted properly, the County Tax Assessors office is likely to reject the borrowers requests for a property tax reassessment exclusion. Even a small mistake could mean missing out on possibly thousands of dollars annually in property tax savings. At Commercial Loan Corporation, we specializes in providing short term financing and bridge loans to help our clients obtain Proposition 58 property tax reassessment exclusions. Every member of the Commercial Loan Corporation team has at least 15 years of mortgage experience and combined, our team has over 90 years of mortgage experience.
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.
Are you are considering taking out a third party loan in order to equalize a trust or estate distribution and take advantage of California’s Proposition 58’s exclusion for Property Tax Reassessment? The act of doing so has saved some of our clients thousands of dollars annually and in most situations it makes sense to do so if you plan on keeping the home for more than just a few years. To make sure that the loan is financially beneficial, it is important to compare the costs of the loan with the expected property tax savings. At Commercial Loan Corporation we do not want to provide a loan to a client if it is not in their best interest and that is why we have created the Trust & Estate Loan Benefit Calculator.
Our easy to use trust mortgage calculator only requires you to enter a few fields of information and then does the rest of the work for you! Simply input the current value of the property in question, the number of siblings who have an interest in the property, the existing low Proposition 13 protected property tax rate and your desired loan amount. From there we can estimate everything from your Prop 58 Property Tax Savings, your proposed loan costs and the time it will take you to recoup your loan expenses. Here is an example of what our easy to use Trust Loan Benefit Calculator looks like:
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Try Out The Trust & Estate Loan Benefit Calculator
Our Trust & Estate Loan Benefit Calculator is free and easy to use. Click here to try it our for yourself. If you have any problems using the calculator, or have questions on trust or estate loans or would like to start the loan process, please call us at 877-464-1066. The Trust Loan Calculator is meant for estimation purposes only. When we speak with you, we will provide you with a detailed trust loan cost estimate and help you to determine you exact Proposition 58 property tax savings. Often times we are able to complete your trust loan process in under 10 days!