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David Tilney

David Tilney

David Tilney began investing in real estate in 1978. He began managing properties when he couldn’t find a competent company to manage his own rental portfolio. Over the years, David has invested in rentals, notes, foreclosures, tax sales, IRS liens and leasehold interests. David has become the “go to” guy for management of single-family homes and loves being a landlord. He looks forward to hearing from his tenants, but often feels like the repairman in the old Maytag appliance commercial... Read More >>

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Get Started in Real Estate Investing Without $$$
By David Tilney on June 4, 2017

If you’d like to invest in real estate, but you can’t afford to buy property – don’t despair! Think about renting from owners who are saddled with ‘inconvenient property’ and negotiating the right to sub-lease their property to others. This is Master Leasing - the leasing of a property from an owner and then sub-leasing that same property to a tenant. I believe Master Leasing is the most economical way to get started in the real estate business today. It is a way to produce an immediate income stream without large amounts of capital.

Master leasing is an incredible tool, which can benefit both owners and investors.

It will lose an owner less than he is losing with a vacant property and it will insulate him or her from dealing with sub-tenant occupants. Master tenants are not agents of the owners, but rather entrepreneurs who are professional landlords. This gives a master tenant the flexibility to tailor a lease to the specific needs of each owner. They do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ solution, as do most property management companies. Since they are not agents working for the owner, the owners cannot be held vicariously liable for any of the actions master tenants take with their sub-tenants. This alone can reduce the owner’s liability dramatically.  Read More >>