I see you asked this question back in September, but I do want to bring something to your attention...
You stated that the properties have been in your family for generations. If you own these properties free & clear, then you should be able to finance up to 10 properties. The key word here is "financed" - so if you own more than 10 properties, but only 5 are financed, you have room for 5 more financed properties.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions, I'd be glad to help.
All the best,
Roswell Moore, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner
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