Rent to Own Homes in Rich Township
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
If you’re looking to purchase a home, you could fall into three categories: ready to buy, ready to rent to own and rent a bit longer. Buying is your best option, so if you’re ready, you should. Rent to own is also a good option because it sets you on course to buy a property soon.
If you’ll be ready to buy a property within the next three years, rent to own is the right option for you. Your lease term should be at least six months longer than how much time you need to qualify for financing; that way, you have some buffer room in case something goes wrong. Whenever you are ready, you can close on the home and start building equity on it.
If it’s going to take more than three years for you to qualify for financing, keep renting until you’re less than three years away. Just because rent to own isn’t right for you now doesn’t mean it won’t be in the future.
Rent to Own Realtors
Realtors have more experience with closings and real estate contracts than the typical buyer or seller, but not many of them want to work with rent to own deals. A commission from the sale of a home is much larger than the commission a realtor will receive from rent for the first few years of a lease-option deal.
Instead, visit title companies to make sure the property is eligible for rent to own, consult with a lawyer to ensure that the contract benefits you and meet with a mortgage broker to find out when the buyer will be ready to close on the home.
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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