Do real estate agencies do rent to own or lease to own for homes?

Asked by R, "M" Streets, Dallas, TX Thu Jan 22, 2009

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Nannysbox, Home Buyer, Mebane, NC
Sun Oct 30, 2016
I am looking for rent to own in Marlinton West Virginia/24954
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No in West Virginia
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64.shannon, Home Buyer, Mebane, NC
Wed Sep 23, 2015
I am looking to rent a single dwelling unit, townhouse or flat in Ferndale, MI, 48220. I would be willing to try Oak Park, Hazel Park, South Field or Royal Oak as long as it is close to either downtown Ferndale or Royal Oak. These are all in Oakland County MI.
Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Michigan could work for me as well.
If the above can not be met, Ingham county, namely, Lansing, Holt, and Mason are my last and very disappointing choice. I need to be in Oakland County for Health Reasons.
I have been searching like crazy and unable to find what I need. If there is a realtor that assists with the houses he rents or just houses for rent in general, I could really use the help. I can give you exactly to a T, what I am looking for, price range, etc.
Thank you so much,
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Fri Jan 23, 2009
Ye sthere are rentals, leases and lease options available. your best bet is to have a buyer broker who can assist you in finding one that suits your needs. good luck
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Fri Jan 23, 2009


A local real estate professional, as mentioned previously, can provide you with this imformation and support you through this process.

Good luck
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Deborah Madey, Agent, Brick, NJ
Fri Jan 23, 2009
Hi R...and Good Morning JR!

Ask a buyer agent to cross reference properties which are listed both for sale and for rent in MLSs. This will provide a list of properties that may be suited for a lease to own option.

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J R, , New York, NY
Fri Jan 23, 2009
As previous posters have said, it is possible, and look for empty long on the shelf homes. It has been my experience, however, that most "for sale" home owners want to sell, not become landlords. Many want out. IMO you should also look at rentals and offer to rent to own.
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Larry Story, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Fri Jan 23, 2009
It all depends on what our clients need and want us to do. The agencies merely follow the direction the client wishes us to take. Now you can also ask your buyers agent to explore this possiblity with other homes also. I usually look for homes that are A) have been on the market for at least 5 to months and that are vacant. This will mean that the present owner has already moved and is carrying two payments. They may not advertise that they will do a lease purchase but, if presented correctly they may.

Hope this helps,
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Heather McAn…, Agent, Hillsborough, NC
Fri Jan 23, 2009
As a local real estate professional in Mebane, NC, I can help you find those rent to own or lease to own possibilities. If you do not already have a local agent, please feel free to contact me.
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Hello Heather. my name is SteveBess.i am currently on disability and will be for the rest of my life .unable to get a traditional loan lack of credit low credit score I have r.a. and my symtoms get better at sea level would like to find a rent to own home that I could afford,also me and my girlfriend are very handy and can fix or redo just about anything.(except electric.) would like to find a place with privacy and possible garden and chicken raising opportunitys
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Patrick Beri…, Agent, Seattle, WA
Thu Jan 22, 2009
Yes. Your Realtor can help you with this.
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