Rent to Own Homes in Tarzana
Buying vs. Rent to Own Homes
Renting to own a home and buying a house have the same steps, just on different timetables.
When you buy a house, you either pay with cash or you make monthly payments to a mortgage or some other kind of financing option for a set time frame.
When you rent to own a home you pay an option fee, which is later credited toward the purchase of the home, and then you make monthly rent payments until you’re sure you want to buy this house and you can secure financing. Then, you do the same things you would if you were buying a house – just make sure you do it before the end of the lease term so that you don’t lose any of the money you’ve negotiated.
When you can choose between the two, buying might be the right option because your monthly payments will go towards equity in a home as opposed to someone else’s pocket. However, lease-options get you to the same place with a little more time.
Rent to Own Realtors
Most realtors aren’t going to want to work with a client looking for a rent to own deal. The upfront profit for a realtor is minimal, and the largest chunk of the commission isn’t guaranteed – even after the contract is signed. Successful rent to own deals make the bulk of commission for realtors as far as three years in the future.
Good realtors know that if they’ve done their job qualifying and showing a buyer options that meet their tastes and budgets, a rent to own deal has a great chance of success. But good realtors are rare.
Instead of using a realtor, learn about rent to own yourself and meet with professionals in the title, mortgage and legal industries to increase your chances of success.
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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.