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I am looking to finance my first rental property. The owner is going to sell it to me at $35,000 if I can come up with the Financing. What's the best way to finance rental properties? If there is a way to finance without using my own money that would be great, but I wasn't sure if that would scare away the guy wanting to sell it to me. I could use some advice from you experienced landlords who purchase rentals all the time. Thanks to anyone who comments.

Unless you can convince the seller to finance you with a 0% down payment, which is highly unlikely, you are going to have to come up with some cash from somewhere for a down payment.  For a portfolio loan, you are probably looking at needing at least 20%-25% down.