Deed of trust (real estate)

In real estate in the United States, a deed of trust or trust deed is a legal instrument which is used to create a security interest in real property wherein legal title in real property is transferred to a trustee, which holds it as security for a loan (debt) between a borrower and lender. The equitable title remains with the borrower.[1] The borrower is referred to as the trustor, while the lender is referred to as the beneficiary.[2]


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