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So, you want to be a Trust Deed Lender?
Following is some basic information on being a Trust Deed Lender. This information was learned over the past 40 years of real estate investment and some items were learned at a high cost. The guideline provides tips and good advice about how to go about investing in Deeds of Trusts and earning high yields on well-secured first position Loans. Remember, it is your money, you can walk from the deal, and there are plenty of deals out there.
Are you certain that no one needs to ask for a little more cash down payment, and or even some additional real estate equity or additional collateral to adequately secure this Deed of Trust? Ask if they have any other assets to use as collateral for the loan. Motor home? Jet plane? Gold? Diamond? You will be surprised at the answer and sometimes the answer is yes. If they have additional collateral GET IT!
How is the borrower going to pay off the Loan in 6-24 months? What is their exit plan to get out of the deal and pay you back? Sometimes the borrower will say that when the home is finished, they plan to move in and make it their primary home. Will ... more
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