Mortgage for home with small retail space?Hello, all -I'm looking to buy a home and I've found one that I love, but it's a downtown building with a small retail space on the first floor, and 2.5 floors of residential living space above. I'm having trouble finding residential financing for this. I've talked with a couple of lenders and both told me it would be a 'commercial' purchase since it has the retail unit (even though the retail space is only about 1/4 of the square footage). Any tips on how to make this happen? I'd ideally like to find a 10% down program to facilitate the purchase.Thanks so much!April 03 2013 - Portland00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.