PPP Loans Can Be Forgiven But At What Expense?

May 1, 2020By Lou Guerrero

The IRS released Notice 2020-32, which makes the portion of a PPP loan that is forgiven, not quite as attractive as it originally appeared. Typically, when debt is forgiven, the amount is included in the income of the borrower. The CARES Act specifically addressed this by including Section 1106(i) which states that “Any amount which … Read More

Real Estate Industry Update: Mortgage Rates Remain Low

March 25, 2020By Lou Guerrero

Amid all of the chaos of the last two weeks and the severe impact COVID-19 has had on many businesses and individuals, one bright spot is shining through: mortgage rates are low. Thanks to the Federal Reserve dropping the federal funds rate to 0% in response to the coronavirus pandemic, refinancing now may be a … Read More

Having Trouble Paying Your Mortgage Due to COVID-19?

March 25, 2020By Lou Guerrero

Good news. President Trump announced last week that the Department of Housing and Urban Development would suspend all “foreclosures and evictions” through the end of April, but only those with an FHA-insured mortgage are eligible. In addition, many lenders are offering relief options to their borrowers, including forbearance options (up to 12 months), waived fees, … Read More