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Ask Millionacres: How Much Do I Need to Put Down on a Rental Property?

[Updated: Jun 09, 2021 ] Jan 21, 2021 by Matt Frankel, CFP

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Q: Can you comment on what makes sense for a target down payment when purchasing a rental property? I ask because it appears that in our area, Denver, you need to put more than 20% down to have a rental property provide adequate cash flow. I understand that putting more down reduces your return on investment. Can you share your thoughts? -- Jim

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