Bruce sold his home for $215,000 to Maria and carried back a $150,000 note with interest at 6% per annum. The note was secured by a first trust deed. The home had a fair market value (FMV) of $200,000. Later, Bruce sold the trust deed and note at a discounted price of $135,000 to Syndi. On the back of the note, Bruce wrote, “I hereby assign the within note to Syndi without recourse.” If Maria defaults before any principal payments are made, Syndi’s best legal remedy is to
foreclose to enforce payment of the $150,000.
The demand would be on Maria for the full amount of the monies owed regardless of the discounted price paid for the note.