Rent to Own Homes in Milpitas
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
To buy a house, you (1) look at the homes available for purchase, (2) pick the house you want, (3) pay the seller the cost of the home and (4) you get the house. That’s the basic gist of the traditional home buying process.
All the steps of the traditional home buying process are present in the rent to own process. The difference is that renting to own has an additional step between Step 2 and Step 3. Step 2.5 is to rent the home for a maximum of three years until you are ready to continue to Step 3.
During Step 2.5, you’re working on improving your credit score, building a steady job history and saving up a down payment so that you can qualify for financing. Once you have financing, you can move on to Step 3.
Rent to own is a good way to prepare for buying a property. Once you do buy, you won’t have to spend money on rent any longer. So, the sooner you can buy, the better.
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.