Trustees Sale

Definition of "Trustee's sale"

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When a debtor defaults on a loan for which a deed of trust is given, the trustee is required to have a sale of the real estate security for the benefit of the lender. A deed of trust is used in place of a mortgage in many states. When a loan is made by a lender which is collateralized by real estate, a deed of trust is signed by the parties giving legal title of the collateralized property to a trustee for the purpose of insuring that the property is used to satisfy the debt in the event of default.

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