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Showdown: Lease Option Queen (Wendy Patton) vs. Note Queen

I really haven’t been a fan of lease options for a variety of reasons, evidenced by the fact that I practically ignore them entirely in my book, “Seller Financing on Steroids”.

In my mind, there are more ways to be unpleasantly blindsided with lease options, than with regular ‘ol installment sales.  But the odd thing is, lease options seem to be more accepted, and appear to be much more familiar to main street buyers and sellers, and the real estate professionals who serve them.

I am really looking forward to having Wendy Patton as the guest for the next monthly meeting of Owner Financing Club (Thursday, October 13, 2011).  Besides the other things that will come up, I’m going to make sure we do lots of playing around with various scenarios… to ferret out why lease options might just be the best answer in certain situations, and how to minimize the inherent risks and liabilities.

Like me, Wendy is a licensed real estate broker, which means she is very concerned with doing things the right way… legally, ethically and intelligently.  I am really looking forward to our chat, and plan to learn A LOT from her.

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