Nina Marcussen
Coldwell Banker Realty

Leasing With The Option To Purchase

Is renting better than buying? Sometimes. It depends on your situation. Plug in the numbers first: RENT vs OWN Calculator.

Leasing with an option to purchase is a situation whereby a renting tenant signs an agreement with a landlord stating that the tenant can buy the property at the end of a prearranged time period. The owner is obligated to sell at the option price, but the tenant is not obligated to buy

The option to buy is terminated if the tenant in any way violates the lease before closing the agreement to purchase. An option to buy only gives the tenant legal title upon exercise of the option which becomes an absolute and binding contract of sale.

Who would lease a house to me and be willing to sell it to me a year or so later? There is a company that does just that: THE HOME PARTNERS OF AMERICA

Watch a short video that explains how it all works and browse eligible properties in your area under the FIND A HOME tab. 


Call me with any questions you may have!