Rent To Own Sample Transaction

Buyer and Seller come together. Buyer wants to buy Seller's home on Main Street, but needs some time to do so. Buyer does not have the down payment and needs to repair her credit after a Short Sale.The Seller wants to sell his home and move onto his next, but feels that his home will appreciate over the Buyer's lease term and would like to benefit from a higher sale price. The solution is Rent to Own with the Market Modulated Lease Option.  

The Seller leases his home on Main St. to the Buyer with a purchase option to be exercised in three years (can be any time frame) for a price to be set by appraisal at that time. The buyer moves into the home and the Seller moves into his next home. When the number of years specified is reached, the Buyer's purchase option commences. 

At that time, the Buyer purchases the home at then fair market value with his lease option deposits credited to the purchase price. [The Buyer still has the choice not to exercise the purchase option and allow the Seller to retain the option deposits.] By using the Market Modulated Lease Option, these parties are able to proactively respond to their needs by Buyer leasing the home now but paying a price later determined by appraisal. 

The outcome:

Main Street Home 
Lease term: 1/1/17 to 1/1/20
Purchase Option commences: 1/1/20
Property value now: $485,000
Appraised value at option time: $565,000 
Option deposit paid 1/1/17: $20,000
Monthly rent: $2,000
Monthly option deposit (in addition to rent): $500
Option Deposit credited to purchase price: $38,000 

Note: With our Rent to Own format the purchase price can be set now or later by appraisal and allows the option period to be as long as the parties desire. If you proceed DIY, the instructions in the Rent to Own Coach prompts you through these choices.