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2019 New Years Resolution: Homeownership

January 2, 2019 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

Make a goal when the clock strikes midnight. Write out your New Year’s Resolutions to share with the family. Count 13 wishes on 13 grapes … Read More

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Should You Pay the Minimum Down Payment?

December 19, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate, Rent to Own

Option fees are typically between 2.5 percent and 5 percent of the cost of a home. That being said, today, you can get a mortgage … Read More

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11 Cities Where Rent = Mortgage Costs

December 12, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

A recent study from Go Banking Rates, detailed the median cost of home ownership vs renting in 50 of the biggest cities in the United … Read More

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18 Cities Where it’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent

November 28, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Rent to Own

A very common barrier that people build up when they don’t want to purchase a home is that the cost of ownership is higher than … Read More

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Top 5 Cities to Get a Job and Lease-Option

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

Glassdoor recently released a study about the top cities to find jobs. In these areas, median salaries are strong compared to the median cost of … Read More

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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

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What to Do About a Messy Lease-Option Tenant

August 31, 2018 by Marty Orefice | 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

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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

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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

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Can You Rent to Own with No Deposit?

August 10, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Contracts, Rent to Own

Security deposits are not an inherent part of the rent to own arrangement. However, a seller might ask for one as a means of protecting … Read More

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