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Qcity, Home Buyer in Charlotte, NC

I am looking to do a lease to own property in Charlotte and I am not really sure of the best way to search

Asked by Qcity, Charlotte, NC Sun Jan 25, 2009

for such properties. Any help would be appreciated.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 27, 2009
There are homes in the Charlotte area that may be open for a lease purchase. This information is sometimes on the MLS information that the Agency can see while doing a search for you.. Once you have identified the areas you would like to search, then contact a buyers agent and they can start looking for you based on your requirements. This would be by far the most efficient way to do this. If you need assistance I would love to help you.. Just give me a call on my mobile at 704-607-7514 or visit my website at http://www.carolina-real-estate.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
I agree with the last agent, the best way is to get a Buyer's Agent to represent you and let them search the MLS for Lease-Purchase properties. I would also search properties that have been on the market for a while. I have found that some sellers are willing to do a Lease-Purchase even if they do not advertise the house with that financing feature. I have often called the listing agent and asked whether the seller would consider this option. There are also a couple of investors who specialize in Lease-purchase properties.

If I can be of service to you, please contact me.

Sara Rich
Rich Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
The Carolina Multiple Listing Service allows members (agents) to search specifically for details such as lease/purchase options for interested buyers. This special feature is unfortunately not passed on to sites like Trulia.

An agent can however set up a customized search with the "lease/purchase" option as a part of your criteria. By doing this, you could start receiving new market updates automatically every morning,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
There are a number of lease purchases available at this time. I suggest you determine what area you would most likely be comfortable living, evaluate the sales information local to that home and make sure it is a home that you actually like and want to own one day. Otherwise you will lose that non refundable down payment that most sellers are going to require. In what area are you looking?

If you need assistance with this... please feel free to email me.

Take Care,

Michael Wilfong
Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
Hi Qcity,

The absolute best way to find the "right" property investment for you is to contact a realtor. NC is a buyer friendly state, and as such, the realtor's fees are paid by the seller at closing; however, the realtor represents only the interests of the buyer.

So call a couple realtors, ask some questions and hire the one that suits your personality best.

A realtor will give you insight in local markets, current DOT plans for new highways and a general knowledge of all the different sections of Charlotte.

Good luck!

Cindy Sweeney
Web Reference: http://www.cinsweeney.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
I suggest you contact a local agent who can obtain this info from the MLS. another route is to check the classifieds.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
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