Everyone dreams of owning a home but many find it difficult to do so because of many problems like not having enough cash for down payment, or have a poor credit rating by which a mortgage loan is not accessible to them. People can take the option of renting a home with an option of buying it in the future. Home owner go in for this option for they are unable to sell the house due to its location or the downtrend in the market, they do not want to do minor maintenance of the house or many a time they want to maintain ownership of the house for a years for tax benefit purpose.
To protect the property in the beginning, you will also need to put down a deposit on the house. It could be anywhere between 2% to 2.5% of the purchase price as a deposit, which is credited towards your down payment when you buy out the lease. Today in New Zealand there are many houses with the rent to buy option available. This a good option for people who are struggling to save up for a home deposit. Instead of paying rent for another’s property, which is wasted one can save towards buying a home for oneself. The rent-to-own contract is a right, and not an obligation, it is not binding so it offers you a flexibility to terminate the contract if you find that you are not in a financial position to buy it or personal situation may be different in the future.
This new scheme is to help the home buyers in New Zealand get on their feet on the property ladder in an affordable and practical way. Today you will find many property dealers advertising rent to buy sites in New Zealand. In Auckland, Hamilton, Wairarapa, Wellington, Taupo, Canterbury, etc. Three bedroom houses, four bedroom houses, houses with garden, family homes are all featured on the many websites selling these houses. People interested in these houses can contact the agents or the home owners to get into a rent to buy agreement.
This rent to buy scheme has helped many first time home buyers in New Zealand to buy homes for themselves. Once you start living in the house, you can make improvements to the house to increase the houses value. This increase in value or price can be made to work for you instead of your landlord. Within days of looking at the house you can be living in the house of your dream. In many rent to buy agreements real estate agents are not involved. This does away with any commission that goes to the agent. They landlord can pass this commission as credit to the home buyer. With the trends downward in the property market in New Zealand many homeowners are using the rent to buy
schemes to sell their houses.