How do I find rent to own/ lease purchase homes in Lawrence?

Asked by L, Kansas City, MO Sun Jan 17, 2010

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Rob Lang :), Agent, Lawrence, KS
Sun Jan 24, 2010
Hi L,

As I mentioned in my answer to your other question, what you need is an excellent resourceful Realtor who will help you find the lease/purchase properties that are available. I have experience with these options and in locating them for you.

Give me a call so I can show you how I can be of help.

Thanks and "Don't keep me a secret--I'm never too busy for your referrals!"
Rob Lang, CRS, ABR, ePro, GRI, CFPS Realtor®
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Doo_doo24, Home Buyer, Lawrence, KS
Sat Jun 10, 2017
I am looking for a home to rent in Lawrence area for me my wife and three boys. Looking for a three bedroom or two to make ends meet. Any information would be greatly appreciated
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Gene H, , Lawrence, KS
Thu Aug 12, 2010
are you still looking for a leade to own option and interested in moving to lawrence? It is not out of the question with the property we have listed. It has been a while so please email.
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Bryan Hedges, Agent, Lawrence, KS
Wed Feb 24, 2010
My guess is that it is your goal to build up some equity in a property before actually closing on the purchase of buying it. Or, perhaps you don't want to go through the loan process at this time in your life.

It is difficult to find homes that are "rent to own" or "lease purchase" because the owner of the property usually has a monthly mortgage payment to pay that includes taxes and insurance. Most landlords of single family homes are not able to rent their homes out for much more (and sometimes less than) their monthly payments. Therefore, it isn't feasible for them to apply any portion of the monthly rent that they collect to go toward a tenant owning the home.

The best option is to not attempt to find a "rent to own" or a "lease purchase" as those opportunities are so rare in this area that it would be a waste of your time to attempt to find one. Instead, I recommend finding a local loan officer who can pre-approve you to buy and close on a home before June 30, 2010. If you are a first time home buyer, the U.S. Government is currently offering you up to an $8,000 credit if you write up and get an accepted offer on a home by April 30, 2010 and close on that purchase by June 30, 2010. See for more details.

This tax credit is way more than a landlord would credit you on a "rent to own" option. So, when the government offers you $8,000, I recommend that you accept it and find a great Realtor to guide you through the process. See
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