CA Homestead Exemptions

WARNING/DISCLAIMER

This dollar amount is the AVERAGE of the monthly median for January through December 2020. As of now, the median for the whole year of 2020 is not, to our knowledge, available.

There is a difference between “average,” which is the total sales amount divided by the number of sales. However, the “median” amount is where half of all homes sold are above that amount, and half of the homes sold are below.

“Median sale price” and “Average sale amount” are NOT the same. Until the actual 2020 Median amount is available, this formula is the best estimate of what that amount could be. The amount obtained at least has a mathematical basis for arguing that it should be used at this time.

NOTE: It has come to my attention that a few of these monthly Median Sale Amount numbers have changed slightly and may continue to change. Why these adjustments are there is unknown but believed to be corrections as to individual home sales. These are nominal changes at most and, over the 12 months, appear to have a negligible effect on the totals.

There is no guarantee that any Bankruptcy Judge, Trustee, or creditor will accept the final “exempt amount” as being accurate. However, Judges and bankruptcy attorney’s feedback seems to be favorable as long as the dollar exemption has a reasonable basis.

All exemptions are 100% accurate for counties with homes exceeding $600,000 in median value, which is the maximum homestead exemption. Counties with homes below $300,000 in median value have at least a $300,000 exemption and may even be much higher.

You agree that you have read and understood the information, limitations, and issues explained above by using the Dollar amounts provided on this page. Using the amounts and methodology provided for your county below, you acknowledge using the dollar amounts provided at your own risk. Neither Gary Ray Fraley, Esq. nor Fraley & Fraley P.C. shall be liable for your use of these dollar amounts above for exemption purposes.

To request a Free Initial Consultation with a Bankruptcy Law Specialist, you can fill out the request form at the top right of this page or by calling Fraley& Fraley at (916) 485-5444.

For a copy of my free book, click HERE: 49 Do’s & Don’ts You Need to Know When Considering Bankruptcy

BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW FOR ANY COUNTY, YOU AGREE THAT YOU READ THE ABOVE STATEMENTS AND AGREE WITH THE TERMS STATED THEREIN

Use our dropdown menu our scroll down to see all counties on page

AlamedaAlpineAmador
ButteCalaverasColusa
Contra CostaDel NorteEl Dorado
FresnoGlennHumboldt
ImperialInyoKern
KingsLakeLassen
Los AngelesMaderaMarin
MariposaMendocinoMerced
ModocMonoMonterey
NapaNevadaOrange
PlacerPlumasRiverside
SacramentoSan BenitoSan Bernardino
San DiegoSan FranciscoSan Joaquin
San Luis ObispoSan MateoSanta Barbara
Santa ClaraSanta CruzShasta
SierraSiskiyouSolano
SonomaStanislausSutter
TehamaTrinityTulare
TuolumneVenturaYolo
Yuba
Call Us Now