Rent to Own Homes in Petaluma
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
Working with a realtor doesn’t guarantee that you will successfully complete a rent to own deal, but their knowledge and expertise can make a big difference in your success rate.
Unfortunately, not many realtors will want to work with you on a rent to own deal. There isn’t a lot of profit for a realtor in rent to own deals.
So, you’ll need to find others with the knowledge and expertise you are looking for to ensure a successful lease-option experience. Consider consulting with a realtor, a title company and a mortgage officer instead. These professionals are better than a realtor because they are experts in their respective fields, as opposed to realtors who know a good deal about each of those rent to own factors.
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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.