Question Are there any rules/regulations/restrictions/laws regarding the percentage/amount of money that can be charged when purchasing a rent-to-own property? Not even sure if this sale is rent-to-own or should be considered buyer financing. Our brother is purchasing a mfg.home (in a park). He gave the owner $3,000. down payment and is making monthly payments. He has to pay the taxes, registration and home owners insurance-but has no papers of ownership. Seems like the payments he will be required to make for the next 10 years will make this mfg. home more than 3 times the asking (sale) price of the home. Is there a site I can read up on this?
Answer If you really want to protect your brother, Sherry, I strongly suggest you consult with a REAL ESTATE attorney and show him the documents your brother is involved. Obviously, I would not be able to help without reading them myself.
Do not hesitate to consult a very knowledgeable real estate attorney. You might want to ask the the local Board of Realtors who their attorney is and consult with him/her. I do wish you well.
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