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Currently Available Rent to Own & Rental Homes


Low availability of area monthly rentals...... I am certainly biased, but this is just another reason why it makes sense for most people (if they are able) to OWN a home in Northern Michigan - we are here to help you do either.

We will post ANY rental or rent to own homes on this page free of charge - just email Mike the details. 

We also can provide full Rental Management or Tenant Screening for private individuals or investors - ask us for details.

Even if you just need a little advice regarding rental properties or Rent to Own contracts, please feel free to contact us anytime.


  Rent and Rent to Own Homes   - Listings may be subject to change  

  Email Mike for a rental application or further info regarding any of these:   




Available now and taking applications. $620 per month. Includes garbage pick-up. Duplex - lower level. About 9 miles east of Kalkaska. Remodeled and move-in ready. 3 Bd/1 full bath with laundry hook-ups. Includes large, non-heated room for storage. Tenant pays for natural gas and electric. Has private water/septic. Upstairs unit will remain vacant. No pets/no smoking. Long term rental or transitional housing contract possible. Email Mike for application.


There are other resources in the area as well. Our MLS system does allow rental listings, though few Real Estate Agents deal with rentals and there are usually not many rental listings within the MLS. See the MLS tab to take a look. If a potential renter takes the time to submit an application that is approved, we can act as your agent regarding finding a rental.


Updated  2/25/2014

Rent to Own/Lease Option Programs

"Rent to Own" or "Lease with Option to Buy" real estate contracts may be a creative and beneficial arrangement for both buyers and sellers given the right circumstances. There are very few situations like this in the region, however if a buyer meets certain criteria, sometimes a seller may be able to accept this type of contract.

If you are a person or family looking for a home and wanting to explore this option,  please let me know. I may be able to help you get on the right track to (or back to) home ownership.

I have developed some "Rent to Own" guidelines for those who wish to create a better living situation for themselves. 


These are the requirements and key ingredients to ensure success:

1)   Motivation, determination and patience on the part of the potential homeowner.

2)   Credit worthiness or the solid commitment to work on repairing credit.

3)   Financial ability (Income or future potential income) to afford the home and possibly work on repairing credit.

4)   Finding a property that can either be financed or repaired to become financeable (Note: bank repos will not qualify).

5)   Having a seller that can and is willing to participate in a "Rent to Own" or "Lease with Option" contract.

6)   Willingness of the buyer to work with financial and Real Estate professionals.


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