Rent to Own Homes in Williston
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
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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