What is Rent-to-Own?

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Rent-to-Own Option

Our Homes are For Sale or Rent-to-Own, meaning: you can buy with your own loan, or if you need time to get a loan you can Rent-to-Own which means you are renting or leasing with the exclusive option to buy. Giving you time to work on your credit while you live in the home without having to deal with banks or qualifying for loans before you move in.

The Terms

  • Rent-to-Own
  • Lease to Own
  • Lease With the Option to Buy
  • Lease/Option

All the above terms basically mean the same thing. It means you are entering into an agreement to rent or lease your new home with the option to buy it at a later date with cash or your own loan. You do not have to buy the home (as no one can force you) but you do have the exclusive right to buy it at the agreed price during the option period according to the agreement! Most buyers enter into a rent-to-own agreement so they can get into the home they eventually want to buy without having to deal with banks or qualifying up front. It gives them time to build or clean up their credit while renting the home they eventually want to buy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much: Whether you choose the for sale or rent-to-own option, depending on the home and circumstances 5% to 10% of the purchase price of the home is what we typically receive, but in some cases, we can work with less. Tell us how much you can put towards the Option Fee now and if you can put more down on a monthly basis and we’ll see if we can work something out! The more you can put towards this option fee the better! This information along with a few other factors help us to pick the best potential buyer. We want you to succeed and will work to help you get into a home!

Why not just buy?: In this day and age many good people just cannot qualify for a loan especially with the banks changing the rules about how much you must put down (sometimes 20% or more) and raising the standards of your credit history. Some people may not have any credit history as in the case with first time buyers or those who are self-employed. Bad or low credit sometimes comes from having a recent divorce, medical bills, hard times, self-employed, bankruptcy or even just a few financial problems which can keep them from qualifying; or if they can qualify it puts them in a higher interest rate bracket with the bank loan. Some of our Buyers just have their money tied up in a business or other areas or investments and can’t use it to qualify for a loan. And some just don’t have their credit built up enough! If you rent-to-own a property and keep your payments current and on time; you are building a good credit history. It can show the banks that you are a better risk because you already have a history of living in the house you are interested in buying with their loan.

Why Rent-To-Own?: Renting or Leasing with the Option to Buy a Homes can make a lot of sense if you are currently unable to qualify for a home loan. You’ll have time to improve a low or non-existing credit rating while you enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that you have effectively taken the home off the market that you plan to eventually purchase. Lease with the Option to Buy Homes have been our primary selling focus since 2008. We are proud to announce that we provide potential home owners with even more opportunities to find and purchase their dream home. When you enter a Lease/Option to Buy agreement it means that you don’t need perfect credit to move in. You can live in the home you want to buy while working on your Credit. You enjoy the benefits of living in the home you will eventually be purchasing with your own loan. To eventually be able to take advantage of better interest rates and great deals to be had in the housing market; here’s what you need to know before becoming a homeowner.

  1. Put more money down on the home. Making a larger down payment of 10% to 20% or more of the homes purchase price can be a smart move. Having a larger down payment will show lenders that you are responsible, and may make getting a loan easier.
  2. Clean and Build your Credit Up! A-1 House Solutions can help you build and get you help to repair your credit. Just ask us how!
  3. Plan to stay longer. A home is not the short-term investment it once was. A better plan is to buy with the long term in mind. It’s hard to predict where the housing market will go, but buying a home instead of an investment is always a smart move.


You can move into your home now, even if you have bad credit or problems that would keep you from getting a loan at this time! Once you are in your home, we work with you with our rent-to-own option to improve your credit over time so you can eventually qualify for a loan for the home you have been living in. You don’t miss out on the home you want because your credit wasn’t good when you found it!


This Option Fee is paid for the exclusive right to purchase the home during the option to buy period. The entire (100%) option fee is credited towards the purchase price of the home when you do buy it. We will work with you to help you get into a home! If you have something of value to trade, we will also consider that for part or all of the Option Fee! (i.e. House, Vacant Land, Car, Jewelry or ?? Tell us what you have).


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