Since this property has only been on the market for less than a month, it's unlikely the landlord will reduce the price of rent. In Houston, the rental market is very strong; year-over-year data show that rentals are up 20%.
What this means is you have 20% more renters than the previous year, hence rental prices remain higher and the owners can ofter demand more.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
This property has been on the market for under one month. No is the answer to your question. This property currently does not offer a lease/buy option. However, if you'd like, I would be happy to contact the other Realtor and see if there is any flexibility.
Please email or call me if you'd like for me to proceed.
Nadeem - Realtor