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Rent vs Buy in Texas : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 14, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon Jul 10, 2017
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Thu Jun 29, 2017
Katlyn Tucker asked:
I am aware that rent to own is an option but am having a hard time filtering out which agents/sellers are participating in this option. Please provide an answer or direction if possible,…
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Wed May 24, 2017
Sam Brennan answered:
Reach out to Select Us. They only work with serious clients and get the best results. If you need a lender, they work with lots of them and can connect you to someone who fits your needs. Check them out www.selectusllc.com ... more
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Wed May 24, 2017
Eldridgeanita46 answered:
My Pastor is looking for a Church to lease or buy
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Fri Apr 7, 2017
Mary answered:
Hello,

I am Mary from Trulia Consumer Care. Unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Thank you for using Trulia!


Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
Hi,

At this time, unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Regards,

Neil
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Oct 22, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
It's all up to you. Owning a home has it's own pluses and minuses, and so does renting a home. If you own a home, you get tax deduction and you build equity. When renting a home, you are paying your landlord's mortgage and you don't build any equity. However, having said that, if you own your home you are responsible for any repairs on the home. If you are renting a home, it's possible that you are responsible for the repair or it could also be the landlord's responsibility.

The bottom line is, which do you prefer? Some people do not want the hassle of taking care of a home so they rent (eventhough that doesn't necessarily mean that the landlord will repair all your repair request) but some want to have their own home so they can build equity and take advantage of the tax benefit.

I'd be happy to assist you in your home search if you are not currently working with a realtor. You can reach me through my profile.

Best,
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Paul answered:
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Wed Apr 6, 2016
John London answered:
If you are still looking for a home I would love to help. The thing is, many times mortgages will be cheaper than a typical monthly rent. Also, the money you spend each month gets you one step closer to owning your own home free and clear and thus financial freedom. If you are looking for an agent to help find a great home (or rental) I can help.

John London-Realtor
Keller Williams
johnlondon@kw.com
832-330-2393
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Wed Oct 28, 2015
SP Marshall answered:
If your credit is preventing you from moving in the direction that you would like I would like to discuss your options for rectifying the situation without the typical dispute programs. Give me a call

Sergio
469-657-6551
www.mmcreditsolutions.com
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Thu Oct 22, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
If you can find one, a rent-to-own property will require a high dollar investment which will not be refunded should you change your mind.
If you are uncertain to buy or rent, rent for know and buy when you're ready!

Best of luck!
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Sat Oct 3, 2015
Charmaine Smith answered:
You can absolutely get a home under a discharged chapter 7. In regards to your little down payment, I can tell you that there are programs out there that you can get a loan under with a $0 money down payment, especially in the zip codes that you're looking in. Call, text, or email me and I can give you more detailed information. ... more
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Tue Sep 1, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Generally if a property is for sale--most sellers will want or need to sell, therefore turning the property into a rental may not be an option--consider working with any local agent and take a look at available rentals--or for by owner rentals, check local print media, Craig's List, any other real estate related website, etc. ... more
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Jan Pickering answered:
I have came cross a few rent-to-own in my time. Not once have they ever worked out. Be aware and read everything in the small print. Have a licensed professional do this for you. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Jan Pickering answered:
I have came across a few rent-to-own properties in my time. Not one of them ever worked out.
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