If you could live rent free in a home.........

United States
October 1, 2008 7:36pm CST
but the house is up for market would you move into it?? You could live rent free for as long as the house is up for sale would you move into it. Would you move in and not unpack a lot or would you even do it? I hate moving so I do not know I would do it. It would be a chance to save some money. Put the money that you would have been paying for rent into the bank and save it.
3 responses
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I HATE MOVING, but YES I'd do it!!! Then I'd take the money that the rent should be & put it in a savings account. Then you'd have the first month, last month & security deposit for when you have to move again. Oh, the other question...I'd NOT unpack the boxes just making sure the important stuff went in just a few boxes & I'd probably live out of those boxes. This happening to you in real??? Another thought...make the owner a rent-to-buy offer. Offer him just a lil more than he's asking if he'll let you pay the equavelent of rent until it's paid off!!!
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I am in agreement! Take the money and bank it, and I know that is hard to do, but just pretend you never had it. Unpack what you REALLY need and keep the rest boxed. And as A Realtor, I can tell you that rent to buy option may be very appealing to the owner as many homes are sitting on the market for very long periods of time.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
6 Oct 08
YESSSSS, I have several friends who have gone the rent-to-buy route & gotten BEAUTIFUL homes for reasonable. They ALL swear by it. A home sitting on the market for over a year might be a prime place to look. With the housing market like it is right now, it doesn't mean it's a bad house!!!
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I do not think so, even rent free, because the house sale a week after I move in. I would then basically be homeless, because I would have to find another place to live. If I thought it would be a good while before it sold, I might take the offer. It could be risky, it would be good to save the rent I am paying now, six months would be good, I would be able to save six thousand dollars, now that would be worth it, but anything under that would not be worth my while.
@capirani (1841)
• United States
2 Oct 08
It would depend on how desperate I was for a place to live. If I only needed it temporarily I might take that deal. I was actually offered such a deal once, but the house was way out in the country several miles from town and would not have been a good deal for me at that time. If I already had a place of my own, I would not take the deal. Why lose a place that is mine even if I do have to pay rent, just to end up uprooted again and have to find another place after the place sells.