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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Is it best to rent or rent to own?
Buying vs renting is really about personal preference and what your short term and long term financial goals are. For some people, they want to put down "roots", maybe start a family, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 27, 2016 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
JeffDelaCost…, Home Buyer in Philipsburg, PA
JeffDelaCosta90 answered:
Is it a good investment to buy a condo and use it as a rental property?
Yes this is a good investment primarily because condominiums are usually high in demand in urban areas where there are a lot of office workers who want to access their places of occupat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Christina Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Drexel Hill, PA
Christina Ferriello answered:
I plan to stay in center city Philadelphia for about 7 years. Just wonder if I should buy or rent? What factors should I be considering?
Just to add to what has already been said on this topic..........

I agree that it is all about the numbers. In the long run you may spend more on a rental, but the real question I wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Center City East
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Looking for a real estate company who have properties for rent to own. My credit needs tuning and Im a first-time homebuyer. Any references.?
I am going to echo what Mack said --- don't do it!

You may be tired of renting, but your credit is bad for a reason.
You need to work on that first before you even think of buying a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Feasterville, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
Hi my name is Joceln Morales and i have bad credit, I need to find a real estate agency that can help me find a rent to own house
Give me a call and I'll see if I can help you a Rent to Own may not be to your advantage there are other means available to you 215-725-5700 X49

Philip J. Cunningham Sr
V.I.P. Real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Jim, Home Owner in Philadelphia, PA
Jim answered:
Trying to move out my fiance mother house asap. Been looking for a house to rent to own for a couple of months now
Check out Sorented.com if you are in the market for a new home or rental. It houses all of the homes for sale in Philadelphia plus the surrounding areas,it also has a huge selection of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Nick Sylvest…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Nick Sylvestro answered:
im looking for a rent to own house in west philly.
There are a few I no of. You can contact me at 267-228-3910
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Alan Openshaw, Real Estate Pro in Southampton, PA
Alan Openshaw answered:
The home im interested in has just dropped another 15,000 in price but i do not qualify for a mortgage. how likely is a seller to lease instead?
Changing jobs does not automatically mean that your income will not be considered.
What job did you have and what job did you get and how long were you laid off in between.

Alan
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 19, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Northeast Philadelphia
Bill , Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bill answered:
hello. Im lookin for a rent to own property. Can you help with this?
Greetings Kenya,

I have a rent to own here in South Philadelphia and you are
welcome to contact me asap!


Landlord
June
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Northeast Philadelphia
Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
what is rent to own & how does it work?
This is a very good questions as few understand it. I naive answer is that whatever is paid in rent gets applied towards the purchase. In fact, rent to own is all about the detail of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Rent vs Buy in Northeast Philadelphia
Davide Salaf…,  in Rochester, NY
Davide Salafia answered:
what is rent to own & how does it work?
A Lease-Purchase or Rent to Own is a contract that allows the buyer the opportunity to take possession of the property before closing. In a Lease-Purchase a contract and a lease are neg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Rent vs Buy in Northeast Philadelphia
Gene Fish, Real Estate Pro in Huntingdon Valley, PA
Gene Fish answered:
Where to find rent versus buy statistics for Philadelphia?
Dear Naum,

You may read the blog at http://kcmblog.com/2010/10/11/where-to-rent-and-where-to-buy/

According to Trulia Report Price-to-Rent ratio for Philadelphia Is equal to 17. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 11, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Timothy Garr…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Timothy Garrity answered:
is the house at 6035 delancey st for rent?
Hi, Lorraine.

I'm not finding any information on the MLS regarding this property. Is there something you're looking for?

Let me know how I can help.

Best,
Tim

Tim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 28, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Cobbs Creek
Carmel Archd…, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Carmel Archdekin answered:
I am considering living in the old city, northern liberties, fishtown area. I will be in the area for 4 to 5 years at least. Should I rent or buy? I
Hello Rice
I live in Fishtown and my office is in Old City so I am very familiar with these areas and I used to work in Northern Liberties. If you are going to be in Philadelphia for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 16, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Lesley Denney, Real Estate Pro in Millington, TN
Lesley Denney answered:
im a 24 y/o male construction worker currently with an apt in feasterville, pa im paying 900 a month rent
Good Afternoon Steve,

I have read and re-read some of the comments/answers to you and I truly believe that everyone knows what is going on in the country at the moment, and parts of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2009 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
Everard Kort…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, PA
Everard Korthals answered:
Will it be better for me to rent or buy if I only plan to live in Philadelphia for about 4 or 5 years?
During an earlier career I moved 10 times and never made money on my house sale .Every time I was at the wrong time in the wrong place for buying and selling. Only one time I made a kil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2008 Rent vs Buy in Philadelphia
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