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Susie Kay answered:
Many rent to own is to the advantage of the seller. I would suggest that you purchase your own home. If you need to improve you credit first, I have lenders who can help. Let me know if you are interested. ... more
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Fri Sep 22, 2017
Stacey asked:
Ideally I would love to buy a house but I am a freelancer so I am wary of going through all of the steps and then being rejected,
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Mon Sep 18, 2017
Btg91 answered:
Aloha! Honestly, $2500 will not get you a full house in Kailua. 3 BR homes with 2 baths are more in the $3200+ range and that probably doesn't include utilities which is rather expensive unless the property has solar panels. Perhaps you can expand your search to Kaneohe or further as rents are more affordable there, but the commute won't be too bad to LJA. Not sure of school options for your daughters in Kaneohe, though.
Good luck on your move!
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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Crossroads595 answered:
WARNING!!! Do not respond to Rent To Own .com. They are unethical spammers and do not respect any request to be removed from their mailing list. I now get several interruptions form them daily and have asked nearly a dozen times to be removed with no joy. What a huge disappointment that my privacy is being invaded so unscrupulously. ... more
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
A.curler_26 answered:
Can you help with poor credit to find a house that someone will rent to me that takes section eight vouchers
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Thu Sep 7, 2017
Mark Smith answered:
Hi,
Great idea.
I think consulting with a local real estate agent is a great decision for you because local agent knows everything about the renting property like price, location, and neighborhood.
Thanks!!
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Tue Sep 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a recently retired realtor, sellers do not like to do Rent To Own because it's a nightmare compared to selling outright. Rent To Own is not good for the buyer because you will need to pay an upfront deposit + a monthly rent + a monthly premium amount. If you don't buy, you will lose thousands of dollars.

Best method - fix your credit and save money for a down payment and closing costs. Even if you have to rent for the next 5 years, it will be so worth it.
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Mon Sep 4, 2017
Sierra Williams asked:
I own my home in strawberry mansion, i have no mortgage. I would want to fix it up which would require money that i dont have. It has beautiful bones and high ceilings but needs some new…
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Mon Sep 4, 2017
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Sun Sep 3, 2017
Dcpcjp79 answered:
8 Mill St. is pending contract approval but as of 9/3/2017 its still available.
The owner will consider a Lease Purchase.
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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
If the home no longer suits you, it may be the time to sell. Moving to an adult community can give you your own home but low to no maintenance depending. There will also be new people around to meet who may also face what you face. As far as trusting, if you would like me to look in my referral network i can find an agent in your area who can help you sell and buy a new home. Feel free to message me. ... more
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Fri Aug 18, 2017
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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
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Fri Jul 28, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Search.

Unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
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http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Bre Douglas answered:
Typically in this situation, you would apply for what's called a "subprime" mortgage. Lenders consider business owners "high-risk" due to not only a fluctuating income but also because (unfortunately) a lot of business fail. Your income appears lower than it actually is because of business write-offs with your taxes. With a subprime mortgage, the interest rate greatly depends on your credit score. Under 600- it will be pretty high, 700+, it will be comparable to a conventional mortgage. Also, you need to put down at least 10% of the purchase price.
(It's been awhile since I was a mortgage broker, but that is what I remember about sub-prime.. things may have/most-likely have changed).
Another option would be to do a lease purchase/ rent-to-own but sellers willing to do this are hard to come by.
Hope I helped a little.. there are options out there. You could always just talk with a mortgage lender and see if they can offer any other options. Good luck!
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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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