You may have more luck in a lease with a purchase option. This is gaining in popularity and will greatly increase the options available to you. Many sellers are open to renting their home to you and applying a portion of the monthly rent to a future purchase. You will want to negotiate the terms of the lease as well as the purchase contract option up front. Again, this is something that a real estate agent can help with and the commissions and closing costs are far less than a land contract.
Good luck to you. It's a competitive market for land contracts and lease to purchase so act fast when you find a good one!
Thank You so Much,
Harry & Brittany
Good Evening!! You need to get in contact with a buyers agent in the area you are looking to live. They have access to the MLS which has 1000's of homes. The information is up to date and would make your home buying experience alot easier.
Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty