Have your eye on the perfect rental in a historic downtown district? Or hoping for a good deal on a for-sale-by-owner house in the burbs? Heck, you might be ready to pounce on that affordable rent-to-own deal.
Whether you’re renting or buying, put the brakes on before you sign any dotted lines or plunk down any deposits. First, you’ve got to do a bit of detective work and verify who owns the property.