Do you post "lease with option to buy" homes?

Asked by Kelly Leskowsky, 04106 Fri Jun 5, 2009

My husband and I are looking for a home with a lease with option to buy. My husband started his own business last year, and lenders are telling us to wait another year to apply for a mortgage loan. We are just exploring our other options as we are eager to be in a home instead of still renting.

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Eric Garrison, Agent, East Waterboro, ME
Tue Nov 23, 2010

It's been awhile since you posted this. Hope all has worked out for you. Typically, lenders do want to see two years of income from your business if self employed. If you have some W2 income to add to it that would also help. As for posting lease option homes, our company does and has a nice database of potential homes sellers are willing to lease with option. find the link right on our page at If you are still searching and need some help, feel free to ask. Best wishes! :)
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Hannah Flieg…, Agent, Larkspur, CA
Sun Jun 7, 2009
Dear Kelly,

This is really a tax question. See if you are self employed then there are certain things that you will need in your tax return in order to qualify for a mortgage. Sit down with your favorite tax professional and mortgage broker, maybe over lunch and see what you can do this tax year so that your self employeed status will still be ok and you can qualify for a mortgage. Good luck!
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Jeff Mateja, Agent, Falmouth, ME
Sun Jun 7, 2009
Kelly, I would be more than happy to sit down with you and discuss the home buying process and particularly the area of "lease options to buy". I believe I can assist you and am more than willing to talk about the possibilities out there for you.

I look forward to meeting and working for you,


Jeff Mateja, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty
50 Sewall Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 233-2420
(207) 553-1332
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Dana Schuster, Agent, Slidell, LA
Fri Jun 5, 2009
Trulia does not list lease properties. your best ooption is to contact a local agent to explore this for you. You might also check out craigslist for this type of property.
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