An Epic Battle Between Real Estate Giants: Trust Deeds vs. REITs

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Trust Deed and REIT investments are seemingly similar at first glance. They both utilize “crowdfunding” type platforms that open the door to commercial real estate investments at a lower “buy-in” than your typical real estate venture (i.e. rentals, fix-n-flips, etc.); and offer a steady stream of passive income. However, there are some key differences that you should be aware of when deciding which investment vehicle is best for your portfolio and for your tolerance for risk.

If you are unfamiliar with these types of investments or just a bit rusty, here is a brief synopsis of both. There are many different types of REITs; equity, mortgage, or a combination of both (hybrids), that can be publicly traded, non-traded, or private. Here we are going to focus on the most common, the publicly traded equity REIT; where the REIT fund managers purchase multiple properties to lease the

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Register of Deeds promotes foreclosure assistance programs

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 |  Wicked Local

Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell recently reminded Norfolk County homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage or facing foreclosure that there are consumer programs available to help them out.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of upheaval in all our lives,” O’Donnell said. “Some more than others. Some of our neighbors have been furloughed or lost their jobs all together due to the economic impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the beginning of the pandemic, policy makers at the state and federal levels recognized the impact the pandemic was having on the ability of many to pay their mortgages and rents. A moratorium was put in effect which suspended foreclosure and eviction proceedings.” 

The moratorium expired on Oct. 17.

“While the pandemic has been ongoing, the Norfolk Registry of Deeds has been working in close cooperation with Attorney General Maura

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