What are the Different Types of Closing Costs?

September 23, 2018 by Natalie Calvo | Financing, Real Estate

It’s common knowledge that when you buy a home you’ll need to produce a down payment. However, fewer people know about closing costs. When you … Read More

Security Deposit and Option Fee Differences

September 7, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

The rent to own process doesn’t involve a deposit – per say. It involves something similar to a deposit, but that’s not the word for … Read More

What to Do About a Messy Lease-Option Tenant

August 31, 2018 by Natalie Calvo | Real Estate, Rent to Own

Normally, landlords expect their tenants to keep their units in good shape. However, when you’re the seller of a rent to own property, you’re caught … Read More

HOA Fees and the Success of Your Lease-Option

August 24, 2018 by Natalie Calvo | Financing, Real Estate, Rent to Own

When you rent to own a property the key factor in success is qualifying for a mortgage at the end of the lease. To do … Read More

It’s Harder to Buy a Home in These 10 Cities

August 17, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

Cost-burdened homes are homes where families struggle to afford basic necessities after paying the cost of housing. The percentage of families that are burdened in … Read More

What is a Lease-Option Assignment?

August 3, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

Typically, when circumstances change for buyers and they can no longer purchase the home they lease-optioned, they lose their option fee and any premium payments … Read More

What is Owner Financing?

July 27, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate, Selling

Owner financing is when the seller of a home lends a buyer the money to purchase it. The two parties sign a promissory note, which … Read More

Can You Refinance a Lease Option?

July 6, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate, Rent to Own

Refinancing is the process of replacing an old loan with a new loan. Lease-options are not loans. Rather, you’re leasing a property, and you have … Read More

Should College Students Try Rent to Own?

June 20, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

It’s almost a guarantee that when someone goes off to college, they come back with a boatload of debt. Students who go away to college … Read More

When to Negotiate Your Lease Option

June 5, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Contracts, Real Estate, Rent to Own

Confrontation is not for everyone, and it’s probably best to avoid it whenever possible; but, when it comes to negotiating your lease-option, it could save … Read More

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