Deciding you want to become an investor is a big deal, especially when working with hard money lenders. California real estate guidelines clearly lay out how to become a standard investor, but there is definitely a need of some clarity when it comes to becoming a trust deed investor.
By now, you may already know that trust deed investing is pretty much the way of the future. In fact, more and more lenders are working closely with trust deed investors, especially hard money lenders. California investors, therefore, should take advantage of this opportunity as this particular form of investing absolutely has its benefits.
If you do want to take advantage of trust deed investing then you should definitely beware of what the guidelines are. Of course, you can read through pages and pages of trust deed investing information or you ask a few reputable hard money lenders. California is notorious for having some of the country’s best hard money lenders, thus you cannot go wrong with asking around. Nevertheless, if you have already done some extensive research and feel you are ready to become a trust deed investor then you are one step ahead of the game.
Becoming a trust deed investor is necessarily complicated. Rather, becoming a successful trust deed investor involves understanding how trust deed works and understanding how this particular form of investing is different from your traditional forms of real estate investing. Thus, whether you are a newcomer or a well-informed businessperson who has done the research, you more than likely can benefit from a brief refresher course. So, let’s go over what it means to invest via trust deeds.
For starters, trust deed investing is all about private lending. In other words, you are still a private real estate investor; trust deed lending is just another means of providing financing. The benefit to this form of lending is that you are, in many ways, sheltered from uncertainty. This means the state of the stock market does not affect your invest nor does a changing economy. At this point, you are probably wondering, well, how can this be? In fact, you are more than likely thinking that this all sounds too good to be true. The truth is this is your safety net when it comes to investing. It is a safety net because you receive a fixed income whereas a standard private or hard money lender receives interest income via the loan (and of course a standard private lender is repaid in full upon the fulfillment of the agreed upon terms).
Ultimately, trust deed investing is just another way to become a private or hard money lender. Thus, if you are looking to become a trust deed investor today, you can easily search the private hard money lender directory and fill out the necessary paperwork today. However, just a word of caution, there is still risk associated with this particular form of lending so make sure you ask all the necessary questions before you start investing.
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
Arizona Tel: (623) 582-4444
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About the author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true.
Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.