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Seller Financing

By Richard Parker | Diomo Corporation
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I am looking at buying a business where the seller is offering 30% owner financing.  How is this typically structured?  What are the standard variables and negotiating points?

While seller financing is something you always want in a deal, I would suggest that you shoot for at least 40%. Although deals vary, the note should generally be for five years, at around 6% - 8% with the ability to prepay at any time. I would also recommend: