Ask Brian: What’s the Story with Rent-to-Own Homes?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question. Curt from Mississippi asks: Hey Brian, I’m 23 and have absolutely no experience buying a home other than occasionally reading your

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Ohio Bill Would Create Credit Protection Type Laws for Land Contracts

A land contract provides a rent-to-own structure which enables someone to purchase real estate with little to no cash down payment.  Called contracts for deed or land installment contracts in some states, land contracts require the buyer to make monthly payments towards purchase of the real estate to the seller. Part of each month’s payments

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Divvy Homes lands $30M in venture capital funding

Real estate startup Divvy Homes, which wants to revolutionize rent-to-own and fractional ownership, just raised $30 million from venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz. San Francisco-based Divvy, which only launched earlier this year with $7 million in funding, calls itself a “fractional homeownership company.” In many ways the company seems similar to traditional rent-to-own operators, some

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Lawmakers push for crackdown on rent to own housing schemes

Lawmakers and housing authorities are pushing for regulators to stop investment firms engaging in what they say is a predatory business of selling run down homes “as is” through rent-to-own schemes

Rent to Own Comes With Many Options

There are many ways for both sellers and buyers to both benefit from rent to own home arrangements. Rent to own contracts are not standard purchase contracts. The seller and buyer can write almost any clauses into the contract that meet their

Negotiating Lease Options

Rent to own homes or lease options are a fantastic method to buy and sell properties without investing your own money. While there are too many variations to lease options to discuss in detail, we will cover the key areas to consider for negotiation. When structuring your rent to own home contract with the seller,

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Rent-to-own programs gain in popularity among consumers

The rent-to-own a home concept is making a stunning comeback as Wall Street financial firms look to capitalize on the growing number of consumers who’s credit scores are too low to secure a mortgage.

Rent to Own Comes With Many Options

There are many ways for both the seller and buyer to both benefit from rent to own homes. Rent to own contracts are not standard purchase contracts. The seller and buyer can write almost any clauses into the contract that meet their needs. Today’s real estate market is showing signs of recovery but it would

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Tips for Selecting a URL That Attracts Customers To Your Real Estate Site

Because domain names cost less than $10 a year, you may have good reason to own several. For starters, you should own the URL that contains your name as a way to protect your online reputation. However, your personal name probably isn’t suitable as your business domain. The URL is important to search engines ranking

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Financing Your Next Home Purchase Without Credit or Qualifying – Part 3

Read part three of our multi-series exploring new and creative ideas for financing your home purchase, that could get you out of a spot even if you’ve recently been through a foreclosure or short sale.

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