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How to Reduce Exposure to Risk in Trust Deed Investments from Volatile Real Estate Prices

By |2017-03-08T20:03:30-08:00August 14th, 2016|Categories: Trust Deeds|

This post is in retort to a recent article written by Alex Pollock entitled 'Commercial' Bank Is Misnomer. 'Real Estate' Bank Is More Apt exposing the systemic risk present in our commercial banking system, and my observations as to how a trust deed investor can avoid the next bump. The take-away here reinforces the importance of [...]

Trust Deeds vs. REITs

By |2017-02-04T11:26:58-08:00July 30th, 2013|Categories: Trust Deeds|

When considering the possibility of investing in a trust deed many investors turn instead to the trust deed’s third cousin twice-removed, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Unfortunately many of these investors don’t fully understand the difference between trust deeds and REITs and don’t know that, by running to the more often discussed investment, they are losing [...]

Performing Due Diligence before Trust Deed Investing

By |2017-02-04T11:27:25-08:00July 30th, 2013|Categories: Trust Deeds|

The most important part of making an investment decision does not involve deciding how much money to put into it, finding out what the return could be or determining what income it will throw off. The most important part of making all of your investment decisions is due diligence. Due diligence is the process of thoroughly [...]

Investing in Trust Deeds: Understanding Your Rights

By |2017-02-04T11:27:58-08:00July 30th, 2013|Categories: Trust Deeds|

While true stories abound of trust deed investors who have been quite successful, there are also those who lost nearly everything as a result of too little investigating or inquiring into the investment. The high rates of return offered by trust deeds can be alluring, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be thoroughly vetted as you [...]

Ordinary Income versus Capital Gains

By |2017-02-04T11:28:39-08:00July 29th, 2013|Categories: Trust Deeds|

Unless you keep all of your investments in IRAs or other qualified accounts, you will need to pay taxes on the gains you realize each year. With a trust deed investment, you must pay taxes on the interest that you are paid by the borrower. Many trust deed investors wonder if their investment income will be [...]

Introducing Trust Deed Investing

By |2017-02-04T11:29:22-08:00July 29th, 2013|Categories: Trust Deeds|

In these days of risky stock bets, promised high returns that don’t deliver, and confusing bundled investment strategies it is difficult to find a safe short-term, fixed investment with a reasonable rate of return. It’s even harder to find one that is backed by an asset that prevents the loss of your entire investment. There is [...]

Foreclosure of a Trust Deed Investment

By |2017-02-04T11:30:01-08:00July 29th, 2013|Categories: Trust Deeds|

As much as you may want to think that your fixed investments will always grow uneventfully until maturity while throwing off the anticipated interest, this is not the reality of every investor’s experience. Even fixed investments like bonds and trust deeds have some risk of default. But unlike bonds, trust deeds expose you less to loss [...]

New Note Origination versus Existing Note Assignment

By |2017-02-04T11:30:39-08:00July 29th, 2013|Categories: Trust Deeds|

When investing in trust deeds, investors have two options. They can invest in a new origination note or they can buy an existing note at a discount and have the deed and insurance documents assigned to them. Each of these choices brings with it its own unique set of processes and benefits. Underwriting Underwriting includes all [...]

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