Any person who is seeking a rental home can be presented with the decision to rent or to buy. While each has method does have advantages, there are other options that are available in the housing market for long-term homeownership solutions. Exploring the pros and cons of rent to own homes versus lease to own could introduce new strategies helpful to renters.
What Rent to Own Homes Offer
1. Guaranteed lease term
2. Low down payment
3. No payment of property taxes
4. No mortgage repayments
Guaranteed Lease Terms for Rentals
Each property rented has its own rental agreement. These agreements set forth what a tenant or landlord can do during the term. These are always structured in one-year or multi-year lengths. Rental homes offer this guaranteed time frame as a benefit for renters.
Low Down Payment
Unlike buying a home, rental houses require a simple security deposit or other fees deemed appropriate to begin a rental contract. A person who is short on cash to buy a home could find that rentals offer a less expensive housing option.
No Property Tax Payments
Property taxes are payable by property owners based on the assessed value of a property. The rent collected from renters is the only payment due when renting a home each month. No payment of property taxes is required when renting compared to buying.
No Mortgage Payments
No third party financing is needed when rental homes are under contract. The basic monthly rent collection under the terms of a contract set forth the repayment schedule. Compared to buying a home, no mortgage payments or interest on loans is charged for rentals.
What Lease to Own Homes Offer
1. Chance to own the property
2. Increase in assets
3. No lease renegotiation
4. No property management
Lease to Own Leads to Ownership
A person interested in a lease to own home has the option of purchasing the home at an agreed upon time in the future. The lease agreement usually allows a portion of the rent paid to cover the down payment costs of the property leading to ownership.
Assets Increase with Leased Homes
When homes are rented, there is no ownership or control of the property. When a lease is turned into a buyer’s contract, the ownership of the home increase a valuable asset. Home ownership is one of the best assets for a person to have who is seeking annual appreciation of home values.
Lease Negotiations Not Required
The initial time period for a lease to own home is set in stone when the agreement is signed. When a person places a down payment on the house, the lease to buy agreement is enforced. No negotiations for rent prices or other fees needs to be adjusted. The buy portion of the contract spells out the repayment details.
Property Management Not Required
Homes for rent are usually managed by owners, landlords or property managers. All payment issues, upgrades and issues are usually controlled by property managers. When a lease to buy is enacted, there is no interaction with a property manager past the rental stage. Becoming a homeowner eliminates the need for property management.
Homes for Rent in Jacksonville, Florida
Properties that are available using this resource are available for rent. Nice homes in safe locations are offered in and around the city. The complete rental price, photographs and other essential information is provided using the JWB search locator on this page. Additional information about rental agreements or scheduling walk-throughs of rental homes can be obtained using the fast-track form on this website.
In order to best serve future residents, please make sure to read all of the JWB Rental Guidelines before scheduling your showing.
JWB RENTAL GUIDELINES:
A background check and credit check will be performed for all adults.
A minimum of 4 years of rental history (or homeownership) must be provided, or an additional deposit may be required.
Evictions or felonies in the past 7 years are subject to an additional deposit.
Applicant must provide proof of income equal to 3 times the rent amount in gross income (before taxes).
The security deposit is equal to first month's rent and is required to reserve the home for up to 30 days; one half of the security deposit is required to reserve the home for up to 21 days with the remaining balance due at time of lease signing.
Our homes are pet friendly. A $500 non-refundable pet fee will be assessed for as many as 2 pets; additional pets are $250 each. Breed restrictions do apply.