Renting a Home from ACRES Property Management
Settling into the right Seattle home is something we help our tenants do every day. We love meeting new residents, and working together to provide a pleasant rental experience. Whether you’re a current tenant or a future tenant, we’re happy you’re here, and we want to do everything we can to keep you informed, educated, and comfortable. Make sure you study your lease agreement and ask any questions you may have. Our team is available, accessible, and responsive. We are always here to help.
Our list of available properties covers a diverse range of budgets, locations, and property types. Whatever you are looking for, we can help you find it. Take a look at our available listings and get in touch if you have any questions or you’d like to see a property. We have several systems set up to ensure the showing process is safe and easy.
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Pets and Service Animals
For your pet to qualify at a property that allows pet(s), it must be at least 1 year of age, you must provide verifiable rental history with your pet. Small pet properties will not accept animals over 30 lbs. Large pet properties will not accept animals over 75 lbs. Allowance of pets varies from property to property.
The following breeds* are prohibited due to insurance coverage limitations and/or exemptions: Pit Bull, Pit Bull Mix, Rottweiler, German Shepherds, American Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinschers, American Bull Dogs, and Bull Mastiffs, Wolfdog/Hybrids. — *Documentation will be required. / Service Animals are the exception.
Online Tenant Portals Makes Rent Payments Easy
We know our tenants love technology as much as we do. While you’re always welcome to pay your rent in person or by mailing a check, the easiest, safest, and most secure way to pay is by logging onto your tenant portal and scheduling an electronic payment. You can link a bank account or a card and you can even set up recurring payments so you don’t have to think about due dates and late fees. Online, you can also schedule a maintenance request and use your portal for valuable things like move-out instructions and security deposit information.
Lease/Option – Rent-To-Own
Rent-to-own, also known as a lease option, is a contract that allows renters to lease a property and, at the end of the lease (usually one to three years), have the option to purchase the home at a predetermined price.
Ideal candidates for a rent-to-own option are potential home buyers who dream of ownership but are also concerned they haven’t saved up enough cash for a down payment.
As a renter, you must be cautious before you sign a rent-to-own contract. There are many stipulations within a contract, so make sure you understand the lease options.
Here are six things to know before you lease a property with the option to buy:
1. Determine a fair sales price. Under a lease-option contract, you’re the only person who has the option to buy the property during the stated period.
Although you can usually buy the home at any point during the term of the contract, the sales price is locked in.
You may have locked in to a great deal if the home goes up in value during the lease term. On the other hand, you could end up paying more for the home if it depreciates and a set price was locked in for a higher amount than what the home is worth when your lease-option is up.
2. Complete a home inspection and document any necessary repairs. As with any home purchase, the condition of the home should be reflected in the price. Take photos to document the condition.
3. Verify whether there are any liens against the property that will affect your home purchase. You don’t want any argument over who owns title to the home.
4. Spell out the exit clause. Make sure the contract specifies exactly what happens if you don’t exercise your option to buy the home at the end of the lease.
5. Ensure all payments on the property are made. Make sure mortgage, taxes and insurance responsibilities are clearly spelled out.
6. Consult a professional. As always when purchasing real estate, it’s important to hire an expert to help you navigate the process and protect your interests.
Someone seasoned in rent-to-own contracts can ensure you’ve specified everything in writing so that you understand the contract and, ultimately, complete a successful transaction.
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