Posted by Robert Hollander on October 22, 1998 at 20:32:10:
It is realistic…not all the time, but some of the time. If you can make a good offer to a motivated, flexible seller, they will carry that 20-30%. My goal is to not put up any of my own money, except maybe for closing costs. In addition to the usual rent and security deposit credits, you can even build in a 2-5% credit for purposes of “property improvement”.
I look for the Sunday real estate section.
And, the seller does not have to be desperate, just flexible and motivated…but desperation always helps.