• The new limit on deductible mortgage debt is
$750,000, down from the previous $1 million.
There are certain situations which may allow
a home purchase to qualify for the $1 million,
even if the home closes after Jan. 1, 2018.
Talk to a tax professional to learn more.
• Interest paid on home equity loans is only
deductible if the proceeds are used to
substantially improve the residence.
• Interest remains deductible on second
homes, but is subject to the $1 million/
• Homeowners who itemize their
tax returns can claim up to $10,000 total
for state and local property taxes
and income or sales taxes. This $10,000
limit applies for both single and married
filers and is not indexed for inflation.
Here’s what first-time buyers need
to know about the Tax Cuts
and Jobs Act that was signed into
law December 2017.
• Homes priced $500,000 and below
will only be slightly impacted.
• C.A.R. estimates that 60 percent of first-time
buyers will purchase a property priced below
$500,000, and 80 percent will purchase a home
priced below $750,000, so most first-time
buyers will not feel the effect that tax reform
exerts on home prices.
• The supply of available homes for sale also
will be slightly impacted, as homeowners delay
trading up/down to their next home. Overall,
the California housing market is expected to
see a decline of 0.3 percent in active listings
in 2018 due to tax reform.
HOUSING MARKET IMPACT
DEDUCTION FOR STATE
AND LOCAL TAXES (SALT)
• Only members of the Armed Forces
may deduct moving expenses.
Disclaimer: This is not intended to provide
legal or tax advice. Application of provisions
to particular tax situations need to be
discussed with an accountant, CPA,
or tax attorney.