For Sale by Owner vs Realtor Statistics

March 30, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Real Estate, Realtors

More than half of people who decide not to use a full-service agent to sell their home do so to save money. Another 30 percent … 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

Owner Financing Tips for Buyers

February 16, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate

When you started out your lease-option, you were on track to qualify for a mortgage within two years. Your credit score was looking good, you … Read More

Saving for a Down Payment: Transportation

February 10, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing, Real Estate

In previous articles, we’ve discussed saving for a down payment through budget cuts to food and housing costs. This article discusses saving by cutting the … Read More

15- vs 30-year Mortgages

February 2, 2018 by Marty Orefice | Financing

The majority of people get 30-year mortgages, but in reality, if you can afford a shorter mortgage term, you are better off getting one for … 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

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