Rent to Own Homes in Addison
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
Renting to own a home and buying a home both have the same end goal – you own the house you’re interested in. The difference between the two is your timeline. Buying a property is a great idea if you’re sure about the property and you have financing to purchase it today.
Lease-options are a good idea when you’re having doubts about the house or if you’re not financially ready to own the house you’re looking at. They’re a good option if you almost have a high enough credit score, a steady enough job history or a big enough down payment to qualify for financing on the home, but you need some more time to qualify. Rent to own gives you time to get your affairs in order, ability to try out a house and flexibility to close on the home when you’re ready – without having to wait for the end of a lease.
To be clear, if you can buy a house today, you should do it. If you’re looking at buying within the next three years, rent to own is a good way to start the process.
Rent to Own Realtors
Realtors can qualify buyers to get an idea of when they will be ready to purchase a rent to buy home and inform them on how long to set the lease term, but mortgage officers can do that too.
Banks can make a lot of profit off of a successful mortgage. That’s why mortgage officers will be willing to help you figure out the details of your rent to own deal. However, real estate agents don’t make enough profit off of rent to own deals to justify waiting a few years for the commission.
While real estate agents might be a logical partner in rent to own deals, you’ll have a lot of difficulties finding one to help you. For everything you think you need a realtor for, consider what other types of professionals might be able to help you, like title companies or lawyers.
About Our Listings
Financially, buying apartments, houses or any other types of properties makes sense when compared to renting. You're paying roughly the same amount per month for your mortgage that you would to rent the same type of home. However, there are obstacles that make that process difficult to attain, like minimum down payments and bad credit. Those barriers prevent banks from ending up having to sell foreclosed homes.
Nonetheless, those barriers shouldn’t stop you from owning your own condo or townhouse. Through rent to buy and lease to purchase programs with no credit check, you could start working toward owning a house.
A lot of people who rent to own by owner take advantage of Rent to Own Lab’s free listings. Search our website for cheap lease-purchase or lease-option properties near me and see if rent to own could be the right option.