Can You Really Make a 12% Return with a Trust Deed Investing?

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Banks give you crumbs now and the stock market can be volatile, so many are turning to Trust Deed Investments to make a nice return on their money. How does it work and how much can you expect to make? Let’s take a look.

Figuring out the best place to put your money can be a challenge. You want your money to work for you but you don’t want anything too volatile. These days, the average interest rate for banks clocks in at under 1%. With the rate of inflation, you’ll lose money using this route. The stock market can be a good bet but without constant vigilance and a solid plan, you can end up losing everything.

What if I told you there was a way to invest in real estate without actually investing in real estate? It’s called Trust Deed Investment. It’s been around for a long time but doesn’t get a whole lot of press. With this type of Investing, you can enjoy the healthy returns of real estate without having to get involved with finding, buying, fixing or selling real estate.

What is Trust Deed Investing?

Here’s how it works in a nutshell. A buyer gets a loan to buy a property but doesn’t use a traditional bank but instead uses an asset-based loan. The borrower agrees to pay back the loan and the lender holds the deed to the property that’s securing the loan. If the borrower fails to live up to the terms of the loan, the lender can look into that property to recover the money.

Now, you can be the lender and work directly with the borrower to set up terms. However, most investing is done through a “middle man” who does the legwork of the lending. As the investor, you would just look at the opportunity this middle man is offering, make your investment and collect your payments. The middle man may take a small fee, but that is typically paid by the borrower. By dividing things this way, you reduce your risk, the lender has funds to lend and the borrower has funds to use in their real estate endeavor.

How Much Can You Make from Trust Deed Investing?

At Level 4 Funding, we bring you opportunities for Trust Deed Investing. Your rate of return can vary between 9% and 29%, but the usual rate is 12% for 1st Trust Deed (meaning you’re in the first position to get paid). You can take your payments in nearly any schedule that works best for you. So how do you get started? Give us a call or fill out the form on our site and we can talk about how you can start your Investing.



Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC
Dennis Dahlberg

Broker/RI/CEO/MLO

Level 4 Funding LLC 
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Hard Money Loans

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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 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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