The article below is excellent in explaining pros and cons regarding rent to buy options . It touches all areas in depth including how rent to buy and will address your questions.
Best of luck to you and please call me if you need anything
Tina Burke, Realtor CREA
Keller Williams Coastal
Long Beach, CA 90803
562 355-2430 cell
Honestly, I don't mind what area of Long Beach as long as it's safe. We are looking at staying here a long time but also want the option of moving if my husband's job requires him to or a better opportunity comes in his home country of Ireland. We have a son so being in a nice neighborhood that is safe is crucial , as I am sure you can understand. Thank you
Thank you Tina for the link. I will be checking it out soon.
Wish I had better news...
Barbara Robbins-Olexa, Broker
L B Brokerage