Investing in Rent-to-Own Property. A Complete Guide for Canadian Real Estate Investors

  • ID: 2213757
  • Book
  • Region: Canada
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Investing in Rent-to-Own Property is the distillation of years of investment experience in real estate. It is a both strategy and a system, which provides stable, proven returns for the investor. On the flip side of the coin, the homebuyer is provided a house that fits their needs and budget.

Why should an investor have rent-to-own as part of his or her investment portfolio? This book lays out in clear detail the benefits of rent-to-own and how to get started with a rent-to-own strategy. Loaded with tips and case studies, here are the core components of the system:
- How to identify properties
- How to carry out due diligence
- Smart financing strategies
- How to market your system and attract interested tenants-homebuyers
- How to identify and choose tenants-homebuyers
- The rent-to-own contract
- Obligations of the investor to the tenant-homebuyer
- Obligations of the tenant-homebuyer to the investor
- The team of experts: agent, lawyer, lender, home inspector, accountant
- Exit strategies

There are many singles and couples who for a variety of reasons opt for a rent-to-own opportunity. For some it's an opportunity to check out a location for a couple of years so that they're certain it's the house and neighborhood they want for the long-term; for others it's the desire to own a home but need to grow their down payment-having a nice home while they save is a terrific option. The expertise of the investor in identifying the right property and providing the right financing is another significant aspect for the tenant-homebuyer.

The benefits for the investor are many: a solid property in an area where the fundamentals are strong; great tenants who respect the property; a profitable investment even with a downturn in the market.

Investing in Rent-to-Own Property is the quintessential tool for investors who have yet to take advantage of a proven money-maker or for those investors who want the benefit of a proven system to build their portfolio.
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How to Use This Book.


Chapter 1: Rent to Own: An Overview.

Chapter 2: Traditional Rental vs. Rent to Own.

Chapter 3: Tenant–First Rent to Own: An Overview.

Chapter 4: Building Your Network.


Chapter 5: Who Are the Candidates for Rent to Own?

Chapter 6: The Secret Is the Tenant–First Strategy.

Chapter 7: The Tenant Application Form.

Chapter 8: Qualifying Applicants.

Chapter 9: Doing Your Due Diligence.

Chapter 10: What Credit Bureau Information Can Tell You.

Chapter 11: The Financial Analysis Spreadsheet.


Chapter 12: The Tenant Finds a Home.

Chapter 13: Financing the Rental Property.


Chapter 14: Various Agreements and Option to Purchase.

Chapter 15: The Deal Closes.

Chapter 16: Tenant FAQs.

Chapter 17: Worst–Case Scenario.

Appendix 1: Checklists.


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Mark Loeffler is a savvy entrepreneur who realized early in his life that he wanted to be his own boss. After considering a number of options, he decided that real estate would be his vehicle to financial independence. He started out as a traditional investor, buying properties and finding suitable tenants. But then he hit on the idea of rent to own and has spent years refining his rent–to–won strategy and building a network of properties and experts across Canada. Mark is a sought–after speaker and a Gold Member of Canada's top real estate investment network, REIN. Now independently wealthy, Mark shares the secrets of his rent–to–own strategy with investors, lawyers, and mortgage brokers who are keen to learn about a hands–off investment that offers positive cash flow and consistent ROI. Look for Mark's weekly e–newsletter, "Secrets of Savvy Investors" and be sure to visit his web site

Mark resides in the beautiful High Park neighbourhood in Toronto with his wife and young daughter.
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