Rent to Own Homes in Ashford
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
Renting to own a home and buying a house have the same steps, just on different timetables.
When you buy a house, you either pay with cash or you make monthly payments to a mortgage or some other kind of financing option for a set time frame.
When you rent to own a home you pay an option fee, which is later credited toward the purchase of the home, and then you make monthly rent payments until you’re sure you want to buy this house and you can secure financing. Then, you do the same things you would if you were buying a house – just make sure you do it before the end of the lease term so that you don’t lose any of the money you’ve negotiated.
When you can choose between the two, buying might be the right option because your monthly payments will go towards equity in a home as opposed to someone else’s pocket. However, lease-options get you to the same place with a little more time.
Rent to Own Realtors
Working with a realtor doesn’t guarantee that you will successfully complete a rent to own deal, but their knowledge and expertise can make a big difference in your success rate.
Unfortunately, not many realtors will want to work with you on a rent to own deal. There isn’t a lot of profit for a realtor in rent to own deals.
So, you’ll need to find others with the knowledge and expertise you are looking for to ensure a successful lease-option experience. Consider consulting with a realtor, a title company and a mortgage officer instead. These professionals are better than a realtor because they are experts in their respective fields, as opposed to realtors who know a good deal about each of those rent to own factors.
About Our Listings
Whether you’re interested in purchasing a condo or a townhouse, or if you’ve been touring apartments and houses, rent to own can be a good option for buyers – often with no credit check.
Just because the seller isn’t checking your credit score doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about it. You’ll need to have a credit score high enough to qualify for financing if you want to succeed in a rent to buy deal.
In rent to own by owner programs, sellers want to make a profit off of their properties. They will earn rent money from you whether you successfully buy the house or not. So, they don’t really worry about whether you have the credit score to buy it at the end of the lease.
Lease to purchase deals from a company are often less successful than from an owner because companies tend to snatch up cheap foreclosed homes and lease-option them on an “as is” basis.
Owners who are eager to sell their property may ask you to sign a lease-purchase agreement, which is very different from a lease-option because instead of having the option to buy the property before the end of the lease, you legally have to buy it. That can be difficult if you start the deal with bad credit and cannot bring it up high enough to qualify for a mortgage.
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