Rent to Own Homes in Old Lyme
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
Renting to own a home and buying a home both have the same end goal – you own the house you’re interested in. The difference between the two is your timeline. Buying a property is a great idea if you’re sure about the property and you have financing to purchase it today.
Lease-options are a good idea when you’re having doubts about the house or if you’re not financially ready to own the house you’re looking at. They’re a good option if you almost have a high enough credit score, a steady enough job history or a big enough down payment to qualify for financing on the home, but you need some more time to qualify. Rent to own gives you time to get your affairs in order, ability to try out a house and flexibility to close on the home when you’re ready – without having to wait for the end of a lease.
To be clear, if you can buy a house today, you should do it. If you’re looking at buying within the next three years, rent to own is a good way to start the process.
Rent to Own Realtors
When it comes to contracts, there are usually plenty of loopholes. You don’t want to be blindsided because your counterpart in a rent to own deal knows them better than you do.
A realtor might be the logical person to ask for help with a real estate deal, but instead, you should consult with a lawyer to ensure that your lease-option contract benefits you just as much as it benefits the other party.
Realtors likely will not want to help you with a lease-option because they don’t make a lot of money off of them – at least, they don’t make a lot of money until the end of the lease, and that isn’t a guarantee.
Regardless, a lawyer will have more accurate information about your contracts anyway.
About Our Listings
Listing properties for traditional sale eliminates a big chunk of the buyer market. People with bad credit are left out of the traditional home buying process. Nonetheless, buyers who don’t qualify for mortgages are still in the market for apartments and houses.
Rent to own by owner programs with no credit check are an easy way for a seller to start earning money from their townhouse or condo in a market that isn’t viable, which appeals to new groups of buyers.
Through rent to buy and lease to purchase, sellers rent a property to potential buyers for a set lease term. During which, the seller earns profit through the rent buyers pay as a tenants. At the end of the lease, the buyer has the option to buy the property, or if they signed a lease-purchase agreement, they must buy it.
With a little patience, sellers can make rent money and the true value of their home from its eventual sale. Which is better than selling the home cheap and competing with bank-owned foreclosed homes that sell for less than market value.
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