Trust deed investments in Portland – what to look for and what to avoid

Trust deed investments in Portland OR can be a fantastic way to earn solid returns and diversify. In fact, trust deed investments are one of the methods that the wealthy use to make much bigger returns on their investments than anything you can get on the open market.

In a nutshell, a trust deed investment is a private loan that’s secured by real estate. Most are short-term, generally under two years, and normally at a high interest rate. A typical rate is 7-15%, even when banks are lending at 3-7%.

Surprisingly, there’s a lot of competition from borrowers who are willing to pay these kinds of rates to lenders and there is an increasing number of investors who are interested in funding them.

Why would investors take deals that banks would pass on?

Banks and lenders fall under a lot of regulations that private money lenders don’t necessarily have to follow, especially since they’re not federally insured. Local trust deed investments are actually more like old-school investing. Trust deeds are built on trust.

Trust deeds aren’t just based on credit scores and ratios.

For these deals, insider knowledge, relationships, and potential value matters a lot more than the score assigned by a computer. But like other high-return investments, there’s a lot of risk involved if you experienced or knowledgeable. The investors who make a lot of money on trust deeds work with highly reliable brokers, attorneys, and experts who help them evaluate the full potential of the loan and assess the risks involved.

If you’re interested in capturing solid returns from the local Portland trust deed marketplace, we may be able to help you. We get requests from people who are looking to borrow money secured by real property with equity who don’t qualify for traditional financing.

As a general rule, most investors want a high degree of security that the borrower stands to make 20-50% ROI with the funds borrowed. If the borrower’s plan is too risky or shows signs of probable failure, it’s wise to pass on the investment.

We’re not brokers – sometimes we may partner with qualified investors to secure deals and a trust deed is one tool at our disposal.

If you’re looking to invest in Portland OR real estate – not just in trust deeds – give us a call anytime at (503) 334-4150.

We’re happy to talk with you about our services and discuss how we can help you make money in real estate.

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