I am looking for homes for sale by land contract. I don't know how to go about finding a listing for them. Every site I find is a pay service.

Asked by John Keiffer, 45840 Fri Nov 18, 2011

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M R 330.338.…, Agent, Stow, OH
Thu Jun 5, 2014
To be quite honest it is very hard to find land contract homes. You can have a Realtor search in the MLS for you but you will only find a couple. I suggest searching craigslist and typind Land Contract in the search box.
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Penny L. Tru…, Agent, Findlay, OH
Thu Oct 4, 2012
John Did you find a land contract home yet. Is this for you. Contact me I may be albe to hlep.

ptrumpy@findlayrealty.com http://www.findlayrealty.com
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Don Tepper, Agent, Burke, VA
Fri Nov 18, 2011
Here's a link to a blog I wrote on how to find lease-option properties. They're a bit different than land contracts, but the basic idea--and the motivation of the sellers--is the same: A person wants to sell his house, but doesn't need all the equity out right away. These same techniques (some involving Realtors and the MLS, some not) will work for land contracts: http://bit.ly/findaleaseoption

Hope that helps.
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Fri Nov 18, 2011
You may want to read the info on my blog, see the links below. Most buyers seeking owner financing or a rent to own are doing so because they have been turned down by a lender. Any work around raises the “buyer’s” risk level significantly. You are relying on an individual’s (the seller) promise and more importantly continued ability to perform. Any work around puts you more at risk, I hope this keeps you out of harm’s way.

The reason the web sites you mention charge a fee is because they realize you can’t obtain financing are still trying to make something happen, in other words taking advantage of your misfortune.

Info on Lease Option or Rent to Own:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/jimsimms/2011/11/rent_option_or_r…
http://www.trulia.com/blog/jimsimms/2011/11/rent_to_own_continued

Criminal Credit Repair:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/jimsimms/2011/10/credit_repair_ca…

Down Payment Assistance in KY:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/jimsimms/2011/03/down_payment_ass…
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Kent Hilty, Agent, Findlay, OH
Fri Nov 18, 2011
John,

Barbara is right. Your best bet is to commit to working with 1 local agent that can keep you posted of any home that would be available through land contract.

Kent Hilty
ERA Geyer-Noakes Realty Group
Findlay, Ohio
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Barbara Kach…, Agent, Twinsburg, OH
Fri Nov 18, 2011
You need to work with a neighborhood realtor. Most properties are listed for sale but seller may consider a lease to own. My advise is to work strictly with 1 realtor as it takes a lot of time to research and get properties for this category. Contact me I would be happy to assist you
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