Lease option real estate investing is a creative way to get started in real estate investing. The biggest advantage of this investing method is “control”. It basically gives the investor the right to possess– be in control of– and profit from a property without owning it.
A lease option contract is a combination of two documents. The lease part is where the owner agrees to let you lease their property while you pay them rent for a stated period of time. During the lease period the owner can not raise the rent, rent it to anyone else, or sell the property to anyone else.
The option part represents the right you purchased to buy the property in the future for a specific price. If you decide to exercise your option to buy, the owner has to sell it to you at the negotiated price. The option part of the contract obligates the seller to sell to you during the option … Read the rest