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

Real Estate Market Update – January 2020

January 24, 2020By KROST CPAs

Presented by Philip Clark, CFP®, January 2020 As 2019 ended, home loans were cheaper than they were at the start of the year. Looking at Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 3.74% on December 26, which was up from 3.68% a month earlier, but well … Read More

The Rehabilitation Tax Credit: What Historic Building Owners Should Know

August 15, 2019By KROST CPAs

The Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program, also known as the Rehabilitation Tax Credit, encourages individuals and business to invest in the rehabilitation of historic buildings. The tax reform legislation passed in December of 2017 allows these building owners to claim 20 percent of eligible improvement expenses against their federal tax liability. It is an incentive … Read More

Client Spotlight: Mamal Moinpour

February 20, 2019By Jonathan Louie

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST QUARTERLY Real Estate Issue, titled Client Spotlight: Mamal Moinpour by Jonathan Louie, CPA. Recently, we had the opportunity to interview one of our tax clients, Mamal Moinpour, who owns real estate in the Greater Los Angeles and across the U.S. He is … Read More

Can OZ Work for You? Accounting for Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds

January 28, 2019By Keith Hamasaki

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST QUARTERLY Real Estate Issue, titled “Can OZ Work for You?” by Keith Hamasaki, CPA If you’ve ever wanted to help revitalize an economically distressed community but couldn’t justify it economically to generate enough capital from investors, then the new Opportunity Zone Program … Read More

The Impact of TCJA on Cost Segregation & Like-Kind Exchange

January 17, 2019By So Sum Lee

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST QUARTERLY Real Estate Issue, titled “The Impact of TCJA on Cost Segregation & Like-Kind Exchange” by So Sum Lee, CPA: Like-kind exchange has been a popular tax deferral tool for decades. Under IRC 1031, a taxpayer can defer tax on gain from … Read More