TMC #17 – Lease Options vs Owner Financing
Today we’re talking about why we don’t do lease options as a business model. Actually, the only times when we’re doing short-term lease option is when we’re transferring the deal to medium or long-term owner financing. So we want to compare and contrast lease options vs owner financing and explain why we’ve chosen the latter.
What is Covered:
– Pro-lease arguments and why they don’t really work
– When having appreciation is not an advantage at all
– Does it make sense to use depreciation for tax advantage?
– What really happens when the deal goes bad and you’re on lease option
– A potential benefit short-term lease option – double dipping
– The benefits of owner financing:
– There is not that much liability when holding notes as opposed to lease contract
– There’s no vacancy in repair with owner finance model, whereas when you get the house back from a lease you always have to do some repair
– You get big down payments so the foreclosures don’t hurt you
– Owner financing is highly scalable
– Con to lease option: from the buyer perspective, you have no control
– Con to owner financing: it doesn’t seem real at first until you cash out the first time
So have a think about these arguments, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question you’d like answered on one of the following Tuesdays.