Serial Entrepreneur. Co-Founder of Event Creations, Xavier Estates and Founder of Smalltimore Homes – Real Estate Investor (2 current projects). Passionate about housing policy and volunteerism.
You can find distressed sellers, or properties that aren't owner occupied, and rent them out on AirBnB if they are in highly desirable areas, and furnished/designed well, you will be able to pay the rent to the landlord, and function as a property manager for the rentals.
Do you have a business license for this entity? If so you will probably qualify for a SBA loan or grant. You can also work on business credit or a line of credit from your business banker.
If you do or don't have a business license - You can crowdfund or fundraise as well. You may also want to consider starting another way, for example you can find a vacant unit in a highly desirable area and work out an agreement with the landlord to cover their desired rent amount, and pocket or split the AirBnB revenue.