Look for homes on craigslist which indicate they're looking to rent/lease and then try to get them to allow a land contract. While leasing or selling on a LC the seller can no longer take primary homestead exemption, yet if you structure it as a LC you, the buyer, may take it. Not to mention you may also deduct the interest on your return.
I just closed on a 170k house in a Grand Haven. We had $3,500 down and the seller did not bring money to close since we completed the transaction through their relator whom was willing to take some commissions now and the rest upon execution of traditional financing at the end of the 5 year term. Also our interest rate was only 2 points above traditional mortgages.
It's a buyer's market not a seller's and therefore LC's are easier than ever to enter into.