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Longmont RE Trends: Lease Options
Investing in Real Estate 6 - Lease Options
This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, lease options, in the Longmont area in Denver.
What this investment is: A lease option (L/O) is Acquiring control of a property (though not necessarily ownership), then leasing the property to a tenant. The lease is bundled with an option, so the tenant can (but does not have to) purchase the property for a given price within a given time frame. Again you are seeking a tenant for a property, but usually for a slightly longer term (12-18 months) and frequently (though not always) with the goal that the tenant purchase the property from you at the end of the lease. If you purchase the property, then it's an easier process; if you find a highly motivated seller to let you re-lease the property to another tenant, it can be a lot of work to set up. However, the re-lease method doesn't require any cash out of pocket and does not rely on your credit score, so it is appealing to many investors. Great for beginners with the right skills and attitude.
Equity needed: If you get seller financing, potentially just ... more
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