Rent to Own Homes in Cherry Hill
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
Renting to own a home is like a test drive for buying a house. It’s comparable to the car dealership letting you drive out of the lot with the car that you want (after you pay a small option fee) and telling you to come back when you have the money to pay the full price of it, as long as it is within the lease term. Then you make monthly lease payments until you’re ready to buy it.
You should lease-option when you’re close to getting financing for the home you’re looking to purchase, but need a bit more time (1-3 years) before you’re ready. And if you’re unsure about the house, you have more time to consider it from a more personal perspective.
Similarly to test driving a car, once you’re sure that this is the house you want and you have the money to purchase it, you should buy it as soon as possible. There’s no sense in paying rent money for longer than you need to. Rent to own also gives you the flexibility to close on a home whenever you’re ready to. It’s a mix of the best parts of renting and buying.
Rent to Own Realtors
An agent serves as a protection for both the buyer and the seller. They can save the buyer and seller a lot of time and money, which could offset the realtor’s commission.
However, not many realtors are interested in helping with lease-options. They make a minimal profit off of the lease portion of the deal, and the profit from the purchase is several years down the line and isn’t guaranteed.
Instead, protect yourself by communicating with lawyers, title agents and mortgage lenders to ensure that your rent to own deal works smoothly.
About Our Listings
Lease-purchase programs offer sellers more certainty than traditional rent to buy because buyers are contractually obligated to buy the condo, townhouse or house by the end of the lease term. Normally, rent to own by owner means the buyer has the option to buy and the seller has the obligation to sell.
Lease-options are more convenient for buyers. However, buyers and sellers may work out lease to purchase deals for houses and other properties when the seller is overlooking a bad credit score or a small option fee. The requirement for buyers to purchase properties makes sellers feel more comfortable leasing with no credit check because they don’t have to worry about whether buyers will opt out.
If you’re interested in looking for apartments for lease option, check out our free listings by searching for properties near me. We showcase more than just rent to own. Use our site to find cheap foreclosed homes or owner financing.