From reading through both of your questions, it looks like you're leaning away from the lease option, yes? As several of the Agents have stated, it's still possible to rent to own in the area, including in the Issaquah School District. However, rent to own, or lease options are few and far between. They have never been a big vehicle for driving real estate transactions, and when we're in a slower market like this, they're even more rare. Doesn't mean they don't exist, though. If you're serious about this option, talk with a local agent and see if they're comfortable presenting this offer to home owners. If they are, then go for it! It doesn't hurt to ask. I'd be happy to chat with you more about your options. There are plenty of great homes and great rentals in the Issaquah School District. I don't doubt that you'll find a wonderful new place to relocate to.