Q.What is the difference between a “deed” and “deed of trust” (a.k.a. “trust deed”)?
A.A “deed” is a legal document that actually serves to transfer title to real property from one person to another. The “grantor” is the seller (the person transferring the property), and the “grantee” is the buyer (the person to whom the property is being transferred).
A “deed of trust” (a.k.a. trust deed) is a security instrument for a loan that allows the lender to foreclose on the real property if the borrower defaults on the mortgage or loan.