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crhs78
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August 2, 2011 10:52 pm  

what would be the best bet at finding rent to own condos/houses?

would a realtor be the best bet?


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Linda J
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August 3, 2011 4:37 pm  

I've never seen any rent-to-own on STX.


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crhs78
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August 3, 2011 4:57 pm  

I've never seen any rent-to-own on STX.

im actually looking at STT


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Hiya!
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August 3, 2011 7:31 pm  

Same difference. No weird or unusual home loans in the island. You'll need at least 10 percent to put down on a mortgage. Upside is foreclosures are extremely rare. Locals build there own home over long periods of time without a loan. And those houses are generally passed down rather then ever seeing the mls.


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East Ender
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August 3, 2011 9:59 pm  

And once you move here, it is usually recommended that you live here for 6 months to a year before you commit yourself to buying something.


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sallyf
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August 5, 2011 9:05 pm  

You might, and I repeat might, be able to find an "owner finance" situation. They are rare and it would probably be something that you would "stumble" across.
It never hurts to talk to a realtor, but this type of situation would almost certainly be invisible until you were actually living on the island.


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Juanita
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August 6, 2011 12:58 am  

I think it's probably doable, if you keep looking and talking to lots of people. I know of at least one deal in the works right now for a rent to own. There was a house for sale on here (classified forum) a while back advertised either for sale, or for rent, whichever came first. That sounds like a good candidate for RTO. Go over to the classifieds and search for it...oh...maybe 6 weeks ago??

The rent to own ads you see on craigslist for the VI are not real.


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kindanice
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August 8, 2011 4:26 pm  

Your best bet on RTO is by word of mouth...using this site is good. I agree about Craigslist. Although CL works well for some things, RTO properties are hard to find. You can send me a private message if you like, as I know of a few.


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