I occasionally see lease purchase in the MLS financing. As stated previously it depends on the seller's circumstances. Most sellers need the equity from one home to pay for another or perhaps they are selling because they can no longer afford the property. As an agent when I have a buyer who wants to lease purchase, I call the listing agents on the subject properties to see if lease purchase is a possibility.
Century 21 Longacre Realty
610-845-6000 610-442-6897 direct http://www.century21longacre.com
It really depends on the sellers motivation and what their circumstance are, getting in touch with a good agent can find that out for you. Then if it is a consideration for the seller then the Realtor can assist with the lease. Good Luck
Often in the "Agent Comments" section of the MLS, we see "Property Available for Lease" as well. Your agent can also touch base with the listing agent. It doesn't hurt to ask as some sellers may consider it.
Brian Luce - ABR
Weidel Realtors - Doylestown
215-348-5600 x 122
There are many opportunities out there. I have a few homes listed that would consider the rent to own option. Have you checked with a morgage lender on your ability to own now as you counly take advantage of some of the tax credits? Please let me know what areas/price range that you are considering so I can best help you.