A Contract for Deed may be an option for buyers who do not have access to other types of financing; this option provides individuals and families the opportunity to become a homeowner while other options may not be available to them. Contracts for Deed make up a distinctive segment of the nation’s housing market, a segment that continues to grow, allowing consumers an alternative to achieve homeownership. The process usually is faster and often less costly than a traditional mortgage. As America discovers this new opportunity of homeownership, obtaining proactive knowledge such as understanding the terms of a contract agreement, how to calculate monthly payments and use of budgeting tools to associate with the upkeep and maintenance of the property makes the overall experience a positive one.
A positive impact on a buyer’s lifestyle will be gained as buyers learn to successfully build or rebuild their credit histories and take the important step toward overall financial health.
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Rent to Own Counseling consists of an audio briefing which covers various topics regarding responsibilities relating to Contract for Deed (Rent-to-Own) possibilities.
Upon completion of the audio briefing, in-depth counseling is provided from one of our certified counselors. Our NFCC certified counselors collect and review all pertinent financial information, assess any unique situation, create a personalized budget, provide recommendations and answer any questions that may arise.
Counselors offer resources and advice for saving money, increasing income, and reducing debt to achieve total financial health.