Rent to Own Homes in Franklin Park
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
Rent to own gives you anywhere between a few months and three years time to prepare for buying a home. It’s more costly than buying outright because you’ll be paying rent to the owner instead of building equity by paying off the mortgage; but, it’s much better than renting because you have the option to buy and stop the rent payment process whenever you’re ready.
Lease-options help set you up for a home purchase in the not-so-distant future.
That’s not to say that because you aren’t ready to buy you should rent to own. If you need more than three years before you’re ready to purchase a home, you shouldn’t rent to own. Instead, you should wait until you’re at least less than three years away from qualifying to buy a home before signing your lease-option because, if the lease term ends and you’re not ready to buy, you’ll lose the money you invested in an option fee and any other money you’ve negotiated from the seller.
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.
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These programs are a great way to buy a condo or townhouse if you have bad credit. In fact, lease purchase and rent to buy programs usually offer cheap homes with no credit check. Just make sure you look at your lease to purchase agreement to understand whether you have the option or obligation to buy the home you’re looking at. Lease-purchase agreements require the buyer to purchase by the end of the lease term, while lease-option agreements give the buyer the option to buy.