Are You Required To Buy The House In A Rent To Own Home Contract? – Long Island Rent To Own Program

A really common question and concern from people looking at renting to own a Long Island house is “Are You Required To Buy The House In A Rent To Own Home Contract?” at the end of the rental term.

As an example…

… lets say you found a great Long Island rent to own home and agreed on an attractive rent to own agreement (lease option) with the seller that looked like this…
– $10k upfront;
– $1,800/month; and
– $200k purchase price option at the end of the 24 month rental agreement

Under that example, you have the opportunity to purchase the home for $200k within 24 months (often times you can purchase the home BEFORE the rental agreement ends with no problem).

So, Are You Required To Buy The House In A Rent To Own Home Contract / Agreement?

If the 24 months comes up and you’re just not ready to purchase the home… but you still love the home and want to live there still… just connect with the seller and see if they’re willing to offer you an extension on the rent to own contract.

Often times, if you’ve been a great renter and show a genuine intent to buy the house… the seller will work with you (it’s in everyones best interest).

If the 24 months comes up and you’re just not ready to buy and you don’t want to stay in the house… you can move out and not purchase the house… usually with no penalty.

What Happens To The Money You’ve Paid The House Owner Up To This Point?

If you choose not to buy the house, the time you spent in the home is treated just like a rental… since you didn’t exercise your option to purchase the home.

That’s the key distinction you need to be clear on with rent to own home programs.

That there are two parts to the agreement…

  1. A Rental Agreement: First first part is a normal rental agreement. You pay a monthly rent on the house for a specified term.
  2. The Option To Purchase: This is a separate agreement that gives you the option to purchase the house for an agreed upon price at a future date.

If you decide not to buy the home… you’re just deciding not to exercise your option to purchase the house… and everyone walks away looking at that past time as a rental.

Make sense?

Really it gives you as the rental tenant / buyer great flexibility in the deal. If you want to buy the home… you can at a set agreed upon price. If you choose not to… no biggie!

That about does it for this article 🙂

If You’re Looking for Long Island Rent To Own Houses…

… check out our Long Island rent to own house program on this website and see our available rent to own / lease option homes by clicking the link below.

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Ieishah Edwards

About Ieishah Edwards

In a society that has traditionally valued job security, Ieishah has demonstrated the ingenuity and perseverance it takes in creating and sustaining a successful growing business. She has displayed incredible drive, acumen and creativity which have positively impacted her business and the community she serves. Her goal, however, is to become a real estate investor who buys properties and/or sells them to end-users. The knowledge and experience of investing in real estate has grown tremendously due in part to her previous partnership with Anglestone Realty Acquisitions and OneSource Mortgage Company. This union has complimented this endeavor and has enabled her to develop a good business foundation in real estate investing. Ieishah decided to launch her own real estate investing business, HomeSites Property Holdings LLC. Within months after launching her own real estate investing company, Ieishah landed her first real estate deal. Now, as a full time real estate investor, Ieishah continues to invest in real estate and has never looked back. With the right drive, positive attitude, focus and idea, anyone can accomplish whatever is their passion in life. Focus on what you are passionate about, put together a marketing plan and take ACTION for results. Are you ready for the challenge?

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