Today in many cases and as maybe you have found out, because loans are hard to get, the property loan becomes primarily important in many cases. We just arrange with any property owner to deed his property into a beneficiary directed Trust and have them "give" a portion of the Trust to the tenant-to-be. The Trustee then sets up a lease with the Trust and the tenant, which allows the tenant to legally write-off all interest paid and all taxes paid. The tenant is the 'property manager.
I'm not sure what Trulia allows, but all the details can be found at http://www.landtrust.net My fellow members and I have done over 70 Trusts in Riverside alone. I'm in Beaumont, Ca. and in the phone book. I can do this anywhere in the USA Helping you would be very easy-no credit, down pay is like renting, and we don't care if you have judgements. Grampa Jack Dopp