What is a deed of trust? You may have joined the many that have asked this question when purchasing a home and taking out a mortgage. One way of describing or defining a deed of trust is as the security for your loan. When you purchase a home, you have a mortgage that describes the real estate. Your name is listed as the owner of this real estate.
If you need to take out a loan to purchase this real estate (as most people do), you also have to sign loan documents listing all important information having to do with the loan. The information on the loan documents will include the dollar amount that you borrowed, the loan terms such as interest rate, length of loan, monthly payment amount, your signature and the bank’s.