Creative Financing.......Where can I get $175,000 for down payment?

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Hi All, I currently buy & hold 8 units.  There is an 8 unit building nearby (Southern NH) that I am interested in.  And, even if I don't buy that building, I am planning to purchase more units.

I have exhausted my resources buying my first 8 units. I have an equity line on my paid off house for 4 of the units and I use an FHA loan for the other 4 units. They all cash flow and I am pre-paying the mortgage with that cash to be free and clear in 15 years.

I don't have the 25% to put down.  And my mortgage broker tells me I can't use a portfolio lender or do hard money because they want more down or more equity in the purchase.

I know some people with deep pockets, I can ask them for a loan....chances are slim, but I'll ask.

Where else can I come up with $100-$200k?

Thanks for your answers.

Originally posted by @Ian Handel :

I know some people with deep pockets, I can ask them for a loan....chances are slim, but I'll ask.

I think a partnership is more likely to appeal to them rather than giving you a risky loan.  

Do you own 2 properties with 8 units is each unit a separate property.  If you have 2 properties and are still in the "expansion stage", I would not pay off your mortgages more quickly.  I would instead build up reserves and a down payment for another property.

Thanks for your reply.  I have 2 four unit buildings.

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