Probate Loans for Inherited Real Estate

Are you currently dealing with the loss of a loved one and require financing to settle an estate?

Probate Loans for Inherited Real Estate

Are you currently dealing with the loss of a loved one and require financing to settle an estate?

What is a Probate Loan?

Probate loans, also known as estate, trust or inheritance loans, provide short term financing against inherited real estate.

Traditional banks and financial institutions will not lend on properties in probate, hence the need for a private money lender to acquire financing.

Crescent Lenders is not highly concerned with your credit score or income, instead we evaluate loans based on the equity in your property. 

Industry standard probate loan rates for a hard money loan are in the range of 8%-10% with a 2 point fee.

While these rates are higher than traditional bank loans, a hard money loan is generally used for short term financing.

Probate Loan Benefits

  • Immediate access to cash 
  • Easy application process
  • No need for a high FICO score
  • Preliminary distribution or buying out of other heirs
  • Nearly all property types are considered

Lending Guidelines

Interest Rates
Starting @ 7.99% (interest only)
Closing Time
5 to 7 Days
Location
Anywhere in California
Loan To Value Ratio
Up to 75% LTV
Loan Types
Purchase, Refinance, Cash-Out, Fix and Flip, Probate, 1031 Exchange
Amounts
$200K – $5M
Origination Fee
2 to 3 points, dependant on size and term
Lien Positions
First Trust & Second Trust Deeds
Underwriting Fee
$1500
Loan Term
6 to 60 months (extensions available)

Property Types

  • Single-family & Multi-family Investment Properties
  • Condominiums
  • Retail Centers
  • Office Buildings
  • Industrial & Warehouse
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Healthcare & Assisted Living Facilities
  • Special Purpose & Mixed Use
  • Parking Garages & Lots

Recently Funded Loans

North Hollywood, CA
Amount: $1,625,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 55%
Rate: 9.50%
Property Type: Multi-Family
Term: 24 Months
La Puente, CA
Amount: $335,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 68%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Seaside, CA
Amount: $220,000
Type: Rehab
Loan To Value: 63%
Rate: 8.75%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 18 Months
Huntington Beach, CA
Amount: $350,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 8.75%
Rate: 50%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Ontario, CA
Amount: $460,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Tustin, CA
Amount: $260,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 66.7%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Los Angeles, CA
Amount: $1,035,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 85%
Rate: 10.00%
Property Type: Commercial
Term: 12 Months
Oxnard, CA
Amount: $1,820,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 70%
Rate: 9.0%
Property Type: Commercial
Term: 12 Months
Whittier, CA
Amount: $295,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 66%
Rate: 12.75%
Property Type: Commercial
Term: 12 Months
Long Beach, CA
Amount: $94,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 115%
Rate: 20.0%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 6 Months
Los Angeles, CA
Amount: $1,500,000
Type: Refinance
Loan To Value: 60%
Rate: 11.99%
Property Type: Commercial
Term: 12 Months + 12 Months Option
Downey, CA
Amount: $400,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 12.50%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Seal Beach, CA
Amount: $600,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 60%
Rate: 8.50%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 36 Months
Beverly Hills, CA
Amount: $2,000,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 83%
Rate: 11.75%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 18 Months
San Gabriel, CA
Amount: $1,540,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 62%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Industrial
Term: 24 Months
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Amount: $3,000,000
Type: Refinance
Loan To Value: 33%
Rate: 10%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Los Angeles, CA
Amount: $340,000
Type: Refinance
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 9.0%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 18 Months
Los Angeles, CA
Amount: $535,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9.15%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Los Angeles, CA
Amount: $1,025,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9%
Property Type: Industrial
Term: 36 Months
Santa Maria, CA
Amount: $220,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 55%
Rate: 9.75%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 18 Months
Covina, CA
Amount: $345,000
Type: Fix-and-Flip
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9.25%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Riverside, CA
Amount: $75,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 10%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Pomona, CA
Amount: $664,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 70%
Rate: 9.7%
Property Type: Commercial
Term: 12 Months
Huntington Beach, CA
Amount: $2,275,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Arcadia, CA
Amount: $1,100,000
Type: Refinance
Loan To Value: 73%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Los Feliz, CA
Amount: $2,100,000
Type: Refinance
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Studio City, CA
Amount: $2,080,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 61.2%
Rate: 8.50%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 60 Months
Baldwin Park, CA
Amount: $240,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 55%
Rate: 8.75%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
El Segundo, CA
Amount: $1,200,000
Type: Refinance
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Culver City, CA
Amount: $650,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 52%
Rate: 7.99%
Property Type: Commercial
Term: 18 Months
Fullerton, CA
Amount: $800,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Industrial
Term: 18 Months
Del Rey Oaks, CA
Amount: $1,150,000
Type: Refinance
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 9.65%
Property Type: Commercial
Term: 24 Months
Pasadena, CA
Amount: $950,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 8.25%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Boyle Heights, CA
Amount: $100,000
Type: Fix-and-Flip
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 12.99%
Property Type: Multi-Family
Term: 12 Months
Cerritos, CA
Amount: $500,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 65%
Rate: 12.5%
Property Type: Industrial
Term: 12 Months
Costa Mesa, CA
Amount: $650,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Industrial
Term: 18 Months
Los Angeles, CA
Amount: $500,000
Type: Construction Financing
Loan To Value: 75%
Rate: 8.75%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Indio, CA
Amount: $100,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 11.0%
Property Type: Multi-Family
Term: 12 Months
Montebello, CA
Amount: $2,500,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 66%
Rate: 8.75%
Property Type: Multi-Family
Term: 12 Months
Dana Point, CA
Amount: $160,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 35%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
North Hollywood, CA
Amount: $1,625,000
Type: Cash-Out
Loan To Value: 55%
Rate: 9.50%
Property Type: Multi-Family
Term: 24 Months
La Puente, CA
Amount: $335,000
Type: Purchase
Loan To Value: 68%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Seaside, CA
Amount: $220,000
Type: Rehab
Loan To Value: 63%
Rate: 8.75%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 18 Months
Huntington Beach, CA
Amount: $350,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 8.75%
Rate: 50%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Ontario, CA
Amount: $460,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 50%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months
Tustin, CA
Amount: $260,000
Type: Purchase Financing
Loan To Value: 66.7%
Rate: 9.00%
Property Type: Residential
Term: 12 Months

Why Consider a Probate Loan?

The 3 most common reasons to use a probate loan are:

Preliminary Distribution/Buying out Siblings

If an heir wants to keep an inherited property, short term financing using an inheritance loan can be used to buy out the other heirs (usually siblings).

Once the heirs have agreed on the value of the property and determined the distribution of the state, an inheritance loan can provide the estate with cash.

This process enables the other heirs to be paid out quickly.

Once the heir has ownership of the title, they can refinance the inherited property with a more favorable traditional bank loan.

Settling Estate Costs

A probate loan can be used to relieve financial pressure before the estate is distributed.

All kinds of costs can arise due to an inheritance:

  • If a property is involved there are carrying costs such as insurance, utilities, maintenance, mortgage payments and property taxes
  • Other costs such as legal expenses, attorney fees, taxes or other obligations owned by the probate estate
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Preserving Tax Value

In the past few decades property prices have increased dramatically. 

There are 2 ways to use a hard money loan to capitalize on tax benefits:

  1. Step-Up Tax Basis Benefit
    Property transferred upon death from a parent to a child is excluded from capital gain tax liability and receives a step-up in basis to it's fair market value.

    The appreciation of the property that occurred during the descendent's lifetime is therefore tax exempt.

    The "step-up" tax basis would be maintained if you kept the property. 

    A probate loan could provide the necessary funding to buy out the remaining heirs of the property.
  2. Inheriting the Property Tax
    Property is generally reassessed at market value when it is sold or transferred.

    However, when ownership is transferred between parents or children it qualifies for a reassessment exclusion. 

    This allows an heir to use a probate loan to buy out the other heirs and keep the property in the family, thereby inheriting the older property tax rate.

    For example, if a property was purchased in the 1970's and has dramatically increased in value, the heir would inherit the 1970's property tax rate.

Probate Loans FAQ

We Can Deliver Rapid Financing

Between $200k and $5 million dollars

Nationwide private lender (not a broker, avoid the extra fees)

Funding loans such as purchase, refinance, rehab, probate, 1031 exchanges and cash-out

All types of investment properties considered, residential, commercial and industrial



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Los Angeles, California
Phone
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