A Trust Deed or a Deed of Trust is often a document that home owners take out in order to secure a debt, which is much like a mortgage expect with a few key differences. Unlike a mortgage, a Deed of Trust involves three separate parties, the homeowner, lender, and the trustee, and does not use a judicial foreclosure procedure. Not all states use mortgages and not all states use Deeds of Trusts, so it important to find out which one your state uses.
Home owners take out Deeds of Trust in order to secure their debt, by going into a contract with a lender who uses the home as collateral. The trustee is the third party, independent from either the home owner or the lender which holds the deed to the home until the agreement is fulfilled. There are two possibilities, the first is that the loan is paid off and the deed goes back into the hands of the home owner, the second is that the home goes into foreclosure.
The Deed of Trust can provide great relief to home owners facing financial hardships. The number one reason home owners seek a Deed of Trust is to pay off debts. Creditors usually accept a Deed of Trust as a method of paying off debts since it will mean that the home owner will be able to pay off the debt without taking him or her to court.
There are several other advantages for home owners who take out a Deed of Trust. The most noticeable of these benefits is a monthly payment that is affordable and the money saved can go towards your creditors. This will result in creditors easing off on their sometimes abrasive tactics of trying to collect owed money. Deeds of Trust also provide a ray of hope by knowing exactly how long it will take to pay it off, usually three years.
When you take out a Deed of Trust against your home, the lender will loan you a specific amount of money to be paid off by a certain time. This money can be used for creditors, vacations, or other purposes as seen fit by the borrower.
Now, having a Deed of Trust may not be for everyone even if it presents the possibility of paying off debts. You will have to be aware of what will happen if you should happen to default on your loan. The pros must be weighed against the cons and it is always advisable to speak with a financial advisor before making any decisions regarding your home.