You would be best served by staying in corporate housing or extended stay hotel.
This is a great time to buy but well-priced homes in Prestonwood are selling quickly - some within a few days of being on the market. But you should not feel rushed.
Some sellers will lease and negotiate a purchase price at that time but there are not many lease-to-own transactions.
As others have mentioned, I would be happy to set up a search for you and send new listings and price reductions in this zip code.
My office is in 75248 and I know the Prestonwood neighborhood very well.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance with the property on Whispering Pines or any others.
Michael L Benson, REALTOR
ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI, SRES
Ebby Halliday RealtorsÂ
16000 Preston Rd
Dallas TX 75248
It truly is a great time to buy with some great low mortgage interest rates so would also encourage you to get started as soon as possible with mortgage pre-qualification then your home search. You don't want to miss the great interest rates that are available right now.
If I can help please contact me.
214 620 1615
I would probably stick to extended stay hotels for 3 months.
Dont ever rent to own, lease to own, lease option, or any variation thereof. It is just a recipe for disaster. If you want to rent, then rent. If you want to buy, then buy, but don't mix up the two.
There are plenty of people who think they have found a way around the law here. I can tell you I've never seen a rent to own type contract that was favorable to the buyer/renter. I have seem plenty that have cost both buyer/renter and owner plenty of trouble. The good lawyers I know say don't do it.
If your really want to rent for a year before buying, look at homes for lease and not the ones for sale. Most owners can't rent the home for a year as they need the money from this sale to buy the next home or their loan does not allow them to rent the home. It has happened of course, but this would very much be the exception, not something common. Also realize right now in Dallas/DFW area it may be more expensive to rent than to buy. Rents have gone up significantly and there is a shortage of rental property.
You can see rentals in this area at the link below.
(214) 763-4629 cell/text/nights/weekends(Really!!)
Lending all across the entire Great State of Texas!!
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the neighborhood you are interested in Prestonwood, 15706 Havenrock Circle, Dallas, Monthly Lease
$1595 and it is available on June 1st.
Please contact me for more information on the property and I can email you other listings also.
You're smart to lease for at least a few months so you can become familiar with the area and 6-mo. leases are not too difficult to find. In some cases we've negotiated a 12-mo. lease down to 6-mo. with a higher lease payment. As others have said lease purchase isn't a likely scenario for you here - I wouldn't recommend it anyway as they can be quite risky.
Let me know if you'd like assistance with your search for temporary housing. I work regularly with relocation clients and can help you get settled in a rental until your ready to buy.
Best of luck with the move,
William Davis Realty
Chris gave some good advice - try renting either a house or apartment for 6 months to get familiar with the area if you want to do this before you buy. You may miss out on the low prices of homes or low interest rates being offered today, but you will be in a much better position if you end up buying a place or in an area that you hate.
Best of luck to you and if you need any assistance from a local real estate agent, please feel free to contact me.
Another option is to rent on a 6 mo lease in an apartment. Or you could have a lease in a house with the first right of refusal if it was out up for sale.
There are lits of options out there but get with a professional that can help you before you make a decision.
Chris Hutchinson Real Estate
The Michael Group