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Amelia Wong & Wayne Mason
Relocation Specialist | Silicon Valley Homes Expert Advisor | Real Estate Investor

5 Ways to Buy an Investment Property with Low or No Money Down

Real estate usually requires money — to buy investment property, you must put down significant amount of money.

You can put down 20% on the purchase of investment property but you will have to wait until you have more money to invest in the next opportunity. It is a conservative way of investing.

There is a another way. Please note “Low or No Money Down” is strictly referring to your own cash.

Most successful real estate investors get creative on structuring their deals including the financing.

5 Ways to Buy an Investment Property

  1. Seller-Financing
    • Seller-financing is a popular type of 100% financing
    • You can uniquely structure the loan terms
    • Gives you time to renovate the property
  2. Wholesale for Short Term Income
    • Wholesaling is another popular “no-money down” method.
    • Similar to flipping, wholesaling is a fast real estate investment strategy, but the wholesaler makes no repairs.
    • The wholesaler contracts with a seller and then advertises the home to potential buyers.
    • When the wholesaler assigns the contract to the buyer, the wholesaler makes a profit between the contract set up with the seller and the amount the buyer pays.
    • The wholesaler must find a buyer before the contract with the seller ends.
  3. Joint-Venture (Equity)
    • This venture is with two parties contributing cash for the down payment and getting a bank loan for the remainder
    • You can contribute time instead of money to the joint venture
  4. Private Loan
    • Private loans are loans between a private lender and you.
    • You can negotiate the terms to fit your deal
    • You can negotiate no payments for a short-term private money loan for one year.
  5. Secured Line of Credit
    • Use the equity in your current primary residence
    • You could get a home equity line of credit (HELOC)
    • These loans have low-interest rates
    • The payments are interest-only payments.
    • Use a strategy called Velocity Banking to reduce your Interest costs.

Bottom Line

You can buy property with very little or no down payment if you look hard enough. To grow a real estate business, you need multiple sources of funding.


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