Trust deed investing can
provide substantial rewards with minimal risks for investors. There are a few
different ways to get started in trust deed investing and finding the right financial professional to help you can make
all the difference.
Most investors know about stocks, bonds, and real estate investing.
Real estate investing can be a very lucrative way to build your investment
portfolio. You can invest in real estate in a number of ways like buying a
fixer-upper, or purchasing a home to rent out. While almost everyone knows
about making money on a fix and flip or as a landlord, there is another, less
common type of real estate investing called trust deed investing
involves three parties, the borrower, the bank, and the
trustee. If you are investing in deeds of trust, your role is that of the
trustee and you act as an intermediary between the borrower and the lender. You
hold the legal title to the property until the loan is paid off or unless there
is a foreclosure.
While you can earn back your investment in the event of a foreclosure,
the real benefit of trust deed investing
is when all is going well. The bank or lender will pay you interest rates into
the double digits to hold the title to the property. As long as the borrower is
making on time payments, you are earning interest every month. Once the loan is
paid in full, you also get your initial investment back. You can purchase deeds
of trust through a private lender or other investment professional.
As the trustee, your job is basically to protect the lender in the
event of default. If the borrower defaults on the loan, the lender would have
to take the borrower to court and could not foreclose on the property until
after a lengthy legal process. By using a trustee, the lender has a second
option. The trustee can foreclose on the property on the lender’s behalf and
help the lender recoup its investment. In the event of a foreclosure, some of
the sale proceeds go to you as the trustee to help recoup your investment as
If trust deed investing sounds intriguing,
there are a few ways to get started. The first and most important step is to
find a private mortgage company or investment firm that loans on promissory
notes. From here, you should be able to decide how much you want to invest. You
can purchase an entire deed as a single investor. This is one of the safest
ways to invest because you are the only investor that needs to be paid back in
the event of default.
in the full deed is out of your budget, there are still ways to get into trust deed investing
. You can invest as
a fractional investor and buy a portion of the deed. If this is your plan,
finding the right broker is crucial. Depending on whether you are the first
investor, your investment may be less safe. Your investment professional can
work with you to explain how to purchase a first deed of trust vs. a second
deed of trust. This is important because a first trust deed holder is the first
investor paid back in the event of default. If you are a second deed holder,
you are at a higher risk for losing some or all of your investment.
lender should be able to fully explain all of the risks to you and help you
make the right choice when it comes to trust
If trust deed investing sounds like a good
fit for you, call a lender today!
Here at Level 4 Funding we specialize in deed of
trust lending and other types of alternative investment and funding options.
You won’t find trust deed investing
by walking into your local bank so you need a private lender like Level 4
Funding. We know that trust deeds are not an investment that many people take
advantage of and we know how much money you can make by doing so. We will be
here every step of the way to answer your questions and help grow your money.
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