My husband and I are looking to rent or lease purchase a 3 BR home. It has to be in good condition or recently renovated. Price $900 or below.

Asked by Denise, Adamsville, AL Sun Nov 25, 2012

Has to be in a decent area.

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Rachel Garre…, Agent, Birmingham, AL
Thu Dec 6, 2012
I represent an investor client with a 3BR 1BA, 1 carport home for rent in Roebuck - $749/mo, $749 Deposit. A credit report will be run. The home has been updated with new kitchen, fresh paint and refinished hardwoods. It can also be purchased for $62,900. If you are interested please call me at 205-960-7220.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012
I do not suggest doing lease purchases. There are simply way too many things that can go wrong with one from either side.

In order to do true owner financing, the owner must own the property free and clear of any mortgages. Very few sellers are going to be in that position.

If the property currently has a mortgage on it, the owner cannot legally transfer the title to a buyer without the mortgage first being paid in full. Most all mortgage loans have a due on sale clause. This due on sale clause requires that the mortgage be paid in full should a title transfer occur.

The buyer is also at great risk on a lease purchase transaction should the seller quit making their mortgage payments. Right now, many sellers cannot afford to make their mortgage payments or simply chose not to continue making them. I have seen where the buyer is making their rent payment, but then the owner is not paying the mortgage. The next thing the buyer knows is that the home is in foreclosure. That means the buyer will generally not get back any of the money they have given as earnest money or security deposits.

It is also a big risk on the buyer. If your credit is not where it needs to be now, there is no possible way of you knowing it will be acceptable in a set amount of time.

Before entering into any type of agreement like that, the buyer needs to make sure that they fully understand the potential pitfalls that could arise. Should the seller default on the mortgage, the buyer could lose ALL of the money that they have invested. Until you are able to purchase, renting is generally the safer option.

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Linda Keller, , Birmingham, AL
Sun Nov 25, 2012
Please call me at 205.240.9718 to discuss your needs. Will be glad to help.

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