Guest Post by N. Mitchell Feinstein I write this article from my perspective of more than fifty years in the mortgage lending business, a perspective that seems to me as if I were staring down to the Colorado River from the rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s been a long time baby. I’ve operated […]
What is an Estate Loan? Estate Loan is the overarching term used to describe both Probate Loans and Trust Loans. Probate Loans include estates where there is a decedent, Trust Loans include estates where there is a decedent, a guardianship or a conservatorship and the assets are held in a trust. An Estate Loan is […]
What is a Probate Loan? A Probate Loan is a loan to a fiduciary, secured by real property in California. A fiduciary is the administrator or executor of an estate. This person is acting on behalf of a decedent (deceased person). These loans are often useful to help pay for attorney’s fees or to effectuate […]
What is a Trust Loan? Two years ago, at least two-thirds of the loans our company serviced were Probate Loans. As a society, families have become more aware of the value of structuring assets in a trust. Thus, today, over two-thirds of our loans are Trust Loans. A Trust Loan is a loan to a […]
In my business of arranging loans to trusts and estates, I often make loans in order to eliminate the Property Tax Reassessment Event when the transfer of real property is between parents and children or grandparents and grandchildren. A common strategy to prevent a property tax reassessment event, and the resultant higher property tax, is […]
In my business of arranging loans to trusts and estates, I tend to find numerous trusts and estates in the process of selling real property. Many of the properties have liens and mortgages and have been physically neglected. First Probate Loans now offers a junior position, straight note of less than 12 months to assist […]
In my business of arranging loans to trusts and estates, I pay off a significant number of reverse mortgages. As more seniors turn to reverse mortgages, surviving spouses or adult children become overwhelmed when one or both of their parents eventually dies. When a reverse mortgage borrower dies, the loan becomes due and payable; and, […]
Working with fiduciaries and their attorneys to borrow on behalf of trusts and estates is no small matter, with complex probate, national and local real property finance lending laws. The intricacies of dealing with title companies and the three types of title reports are key to the process.