Do You Need Renter’s Insurance for Rent to Own?

December 8, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Contracts, Rent to Own

Rent to own is a unique situation in which you’re caught right in the middle of owning a home and renting it. You’re certainly doing … Read More

Saving for a Down Payment: Your Groceries

December 1, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Credit, Financing

If you were to buy the median-priced home in the United States and pay a 20 percent down payment, you’re looking at $49,000. That’s a … Read More

How to Get a Credit Card with No Credit

November 17, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Credit, Financing

Credit cards, when used responsibly, can help improve your credit. As strange as it sounds, in order to have a good credit score, you need … Read More

How Much Should You Pay for Rent?

November 10, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate

You may have heard the widespread rule of thumb that states you should spend no more than 30 percent of your income on housing. By … Read More

What’s a Rent Credit?

November 3, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Credit, Rent to Own

Many people believe rent for a lease-option home is higher than normal rent. That’s not always the case. When it is, it’s because the buyer … Read More

Rent to Own Investment Strategies

October 27, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Rent to Own, Selling

Real estate investors are looking to rent to own as a means for adding cash flow to their businesses. They look for homes that are … Read More

How Appraisals Affect Rent to Own

October 20, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Foreclosure, Real Estate, Rent to Own

Many rent to own deals do not work because the buyer needs a mortgage to purchase the home, but does not qualify for one at … Read More

Why Don’t Realtors Like Rent to Own?

October 11, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Realtors, Rent to Own

Check the chatrooms, ask your realtor friend, and you’ll find that most realtors do not like rent to own. And they’re not wrong to dislike … Read More

Are Rent to Own Homes More Expensive?

September 25, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

There’s a big misconception about whether rent to own homes are more expensive than the alternative. The confusion stems because the answer is different for … Read More

Using Rent to Own to Get into a School District

September 14, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

The competition to get your kid into the best school is fierce. Parents want their child to attend the best school possible, and they’re willing … Read More

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