First, I will suggest you work with a Realtor. It's really important you have someone representing your interest exclusively. If you don't have a Realtor, I will be happy to assist you.
Second, I think lease to buy arrangements are overrated. I believe the terms and conditions on those deals on those deals usually do not favor the tenant-buyer. I recommend you seek assistant from your Realtor and your attorney.
Third & last, I suggest that you explore all the possibilities for you to buy first. There might be some possibilities out there for you. If those are not available, perhaps leasing is a better choice for you.
I will be happy to meet with you and talk about your possibilities. Please be careful out there and avoid going into a situation where you can be taken advantage of
You can reach me at (812) 369-0785 to Juan@JuanSells.com
I'd have to concur with Juan on this! All to often contract or lease with option sales are not favorable to the tenant/buyer. They usually require a considerable down payment, which should the deal not come to fruition you may loose.
Feel free to contact me via email or phone with what type of home you're looking for with your time frame and I'd be happy to assist you. The best home search site for the Bloomington area would be http://www.homefinder.org. Realtor.com and Truila are also good choices. I look forward to hearing from you!
Prudential Indiana Realty Group
Shoot me an email or call me and I can help get you in a home before your Man gets back.
In the meantime, you can look at the homes on the market at http://www.homefinder.org