My parent set up a special needs trust fund

Asked over 3 years ago - Fresno, CA

and I m wondering if it possible to get a real estate loan for trust fund?
My parent and I are thinking of buying an apartment and use the profits to be transferred to the special need trust fund.
I m not sure how to set this up and who would by law have to manage this ?
We are thinking of hiring a real estate property manager to make payment and collect rent.

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  1. Amy Lynne Alvis

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    Answered . If I am understanding your question correctly, you and your parents want to buy an income producing rental property and the income will fund a special needs trust. A special needs trust is a form of a supplemental needs trust to provide financial support for an individual who is disabled and receiving needs based government assistance so that the assets will be there to "supplement" the needs of the individual without causing them to lose their benefits. A parent or other individual needs to fund the trust, and manage the trust as a trustee, for the benefit fo the disabled individual. More facts are needed to understand what your objective is in establishing a special needs trust. If you are only looking for asset sheltering, there bay be other options that are more appropriate. As far as obtaining a loan funded to a trust, most lenders do not like to do this. They want an individual as a personal guarantor of the loan. Some lenders will fund to the trustee of a trust... it just varies.

  2. Jerry E Shiles

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . You need to speak with an attorney experienced in special needs law. I recommend you go to the website for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) to locate someone in your area.

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