Real Estate Explained | What is Rent to Own? 1

What’s rent to own?

The closest explanation we can give you is the concept of leasing a car. At the end of the lease (rental period), and you like the car during this period, you can proceed with purchasing the car.So you see it is the same thing with renting to own a home.

You can initially rent a Buffalo area home, enjoy it and by actually living in the property, you can determine the actual conditions of the Buffalo house prior to buying it. The benefit of the rent to own home arrangement is therefore a good way of investing in Buffalo real estate.This way you can test drive the community and you may reduce the amount you need for a down payment for the purchase.

The contract and agreement are more complicated, so it is best to speak with an attorney regarding the process before proceeding.Usually this arrangement sets a certain percentage of the rent to be considered as escrow towards fulfilling the down payment for the purchase of the Buffalo home.The buyer benefits from the contract only when he decides to purchase the property.If the buyer does not purchase, the seller has all the right to the accumulated amount paid as rental. The buyer is not entitled to any of the money.

Affordable WNY homes for sale

Since rent to own homes are few and far between, it is best to get your finances in order and purchase a home at the start. here are some very affordable home available here in Western New York:

For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

(716) 650-0051


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About Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051

Colleen Kulikowski is an Associate Real Estate Broker with J. Philip Real Estate specializing in Western New York residential homes who doesn’t follow trends; she blazes new trails and is able to recognize industry trends and implement them to her client’s best interest. Colleen has created a unique following with one of the top local internet positions in the country generating thousands of leads for her team. Real Estate is a second career for Kulikowski who’s first career was in Information Technology and Data Warehousing working for such companies as Radio City Music Hall, Nabisco Foods and as a consultant in the Financial and Insurance industries. A strong background in technology and management provides her with keen analytical and sharp negotiating skills.