Preservation of Parent’s Low Property Tax Rate Soon to Be More Difficult for Children: Deadline Looming

Q, I understand that the recently passed Proposition 19 on the California Ballot will make major changes in the property tax structure.  Is that true? A. Yes, indeed. California voters just narrowly approved Proposition 19, overhauling our property tax rules, originally stemming from the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978. Most notable are the changes… Read More »

How Can We Save Mom’s Home While She’s In A Nursing Home On Medi-Cal?

Q. Our mother just moved into a nursing home for care and has qualified for a Medi-Cal subsidy to help with the cost. However, Medi-Cal wants all of mom’s income to go to the nursing home as her “co-pay”. That leaves nothing to cover her home expenses, including her mortgage, property taxes, insurance and upkeep…. Read More »

Preserving Your Low Property Tax For Your Children

Q.  My wife and I have owned our home, and a rental duplex, for approximately 20 years and have a low assessed value on each. We would like to preserve the low property tax rate for our son. If we pass it to him by gift or by inheritance, would either transfer trigger reassessment and… Read More »