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Consider using a deed of trust investment. A deed of trust investment allows you to earn steady returns and interest payments on the loans distributed by hard money lenders.

Deeds of trust may be an unfamiliar concept for many first-time real estate investors. A deed of trust is a promissory note in which a borrower promises to pay back the lender (i.e., you the investor). Your investment goes to the borrower in the form of a loan, and the borrower’s property acts as collateral in case of default. You earn both the interest payments and any portion of the principle the borrower manages to pay off throughout the term of the loan. Because a real property secures them, deeds trust are relatively safe and can offer steady returns to novice real estate investors.

Investing in a deed of trust is also a great way to diversify your portfolio. A deed of trust investment allows you to act as a passive owner and earn income from a property without owning it outright. You also save money because you will not need to purchase the entire property upfront and you avoid the hassle of maintaining the property yourself. Deeds of trust can also offer higher returns over an ordinary saving or an investment account.

Use a hard money lender to get the help you need when it comes to investing in deeds of trust

Trust deed investment companies (TDIC’s) connect investors with deeds of trust and usually known as “hard money” lenders. The loans issued by these groups are secured by the value of the “hard” asset which the borrower wants to finance. Often TDIC’s use deed of trust investments as a way to raise capital for the loans they issue to prospective borrowers.

Some may consider merely acting as private lenders on their own behalf. If you have the money and you want to earn interest, you could always lend the money yourself.

Working with a TDIC allows you to benefit from their knowledge and experience when it comes to the real estate market and the rules and regulations related to lending. The lender can underwrite the loan, take care of legal obstacles, perform the necessary due diligence and in some cases service the mortgage directly.

Level 4 Funding is an Arizona based hard money lender and can guide you through the process of investing in deeds of trust

Level 4 funding will perform the necessary due diligence on any deed of trust investment, ensuring any mortgage you invest in is of the highest quality. Level 4 funding differs from other TDIC’s. Because Level 4 has already issued any mortgage you invest in whereas competitors may need your investment to fully finance their loans. With Level 4 Funding you have added the safety of knowing that any loan invest in already has a steady payment history.

To qualify you will need to make a minimum investment of 50,000 dollars, and your investment cannot exceed 10 percent of your total net worth or annual income. For more information about a deed of trust investment at Level 4 funding click here.

Dennis Dahlberg
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177 NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave |Austin | Texas | 78701

About the Author:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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