If you would like the name of a lender I have used let me know and I will pass on his contact information.
This was not always the case, however since the sudden shift in the r/e market, lenders have been very stringent on this rule...For several reasons that I'm sure as an investor you're aware of...If you would like more clarification, please don't hesitate to contact me http://www.AlqamarMalik.com
Thanks for your question, it was a good one!
I have actively worked with several real estate investors in the College Park area and, as you probably know, there are some great opportunities out there right now. Lending approval criteria & downpayment requirements has become more strict and interest rates are probably going to be a little higher on an investment property vs. one that you would be purchasing for a primary residence. I'd be glad to recommend to you some lenders that I have worked with in the past so that you could get a better idea of what financing options might be available to you. Also, if I can be of any assistance in your investment search please do not hesitate to contact me - I'd be happy to put you into contact with a couple of investors that I have worked for.
Best of Luck!