Deciding What Neighborhood is Right for You

April 13, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Checklists, Real Estate, Rent to Own

When you’re renting your home, you have year-long leases. You can move at the end of the lease if you don’t like the area. When … Read More

Do You Need a Home Inspection for Rent to Own?

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

A big reason why buyers end up unhappy with their rent to own home is that they didn’t pay for someone to inspect it ahead … Read More

Why Would You Sign a Lease-Purchase Agreement

March 23, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Contracts, Rent to Own

It may sound like lease-purchase and lease-option deals mean the same thing, but they definitely do not. The Difference Between Lease-Option and Lease-Purchase A lease-option … Read More

How Long Should Your Rent to Own Lease Term Be?

March 16, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

When you sign your rent to own contract, you set a lease term. Your lease term is your deadline. If you haven’t purchased the property … Read More

Can You Lease-Option Commercial Real Estate?

March 9, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

While lease-options are more common for residential real estate, there are circumstances in which they could be a good choice for people looking to purchase … Read More

What Is an Option Fee?

March 2, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

An option fee is a fee that a buyer pays to the owner of a property in order to secure the option to buy that … Read More

Rent to Own Rules

February 23, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Checklists, Contracts, Real Estate, Rent to Own

Outside of board games, there aren’t many rules to ensure that all players are playing fairly. When you consider renting to own, you should use … Read More

Important Lease-Option Factors

January 29, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Rent to Own

Renting to own a house is very different from renting to own a couch. Lease-options don’t work out well for people who haven’t made that … Read More

Rent Reporting to Credit Bureaus

December 19, 2017 by Marty Orefice | Credit, Financing, Rent to Own

Most buyers who rent to own use their lease term to work on improving their credit; but, did you know that renting to own itself … Read More

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

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