One of the first questions we get from potential tenant buyers of our local Clarksville TN / Oak Grove KY rent to own homes / lease option homes is “how do rent to own homes work in Clarksville TN?”
With a flooded real estate market, especially since the bubble burst of the mid-2000’s, rent-to-own homes have become a popular option for people who are deciding whether to purchase or rent a home.
Renting to own offers advantages to both buyers and sellers.
For the seller, they have steady income to make steady mortgage payments, while the seller has a period, typically a year or two to organize his or her finances and secure financing to buy the house.
The Local Rent To Own House Process in Clarksville TN:
Renting a home to own a house is a relatively straight forward process, though many people are confused.
A common misconception is that the renter can live in the home and pay rent over a period of 15, 20, or 30 years, then own the home. It’s slightly more complicated that that.
But here are the basic elements of a rent to own agreement.
• The buyer and seller draw up an agreement, covering all terms of a rent-to-own agreement.
• This contract will state the monthly rent, and a set period of time.
• The renter will have the option to purchase the home at an agreed upon price at the expiration of the agreed upon time period.
By giving a potential buyer three years to get their financial house in order, the seller can continue to make rent payments on the home, while living in the home they are intending to buy. This is beneficial to the buyer, as if they’re sure that they can acquire financing, they can usually begin customizing the home to meet their needs and preferences… essentially treating it like you own the house (because you may own it someday!) and having that sense of home ownership during the process.
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