How does rent-to-own work?

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There are various options for those willing to purchase real estate but cannot afford to render the down payment right away. Rent-to-own is one of these options. The process requires regular payments for the property that eventually lead to the complete purchase as the payments are partially added up against the final sales price. Note that the rent credits are agreed upon with the owner and are paid separately, as the contract is initially a lease agreement with certain modifications.

Normally rent-to-own contracts require tenants to rent the property for a specified period, while the purchase feature is sometimes optional. The price may also vary from being fixed to appraisal-based. For more information on rent-to-own contracts, please proceed to our blog: How does rent-to-own work?

Comments (3)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We do now have many rent to own in our area of Denver, but do run accross them sometimes.


Jun 05, 2019 09:51 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

There are many types of "rent to own" type of programs out there ... some are truly better than others, and we continue to discourage "lease-options" and have alternative programs.

Jun 06, 2019 08:01 AM