Trust Deeds, also called Deeds of Trust are much like mortgages they are similar in many ways and different in two. Deeds of Trust include three parties instead of the two like are used for mortgages, and they use a non-judicial foreclosure method. The three parties involved in a Deed of Trust are the Trustor, Lender, and Trustee. The Trustee is the added party that mortgages do not have.
The Trustee is usually a third party responsible for the title of the home until the loan, the Trustor took out, is paid or until the home goes into foreclosure. Other than this, Deeds of Trust and Mortgages work in pretty much the same way.