Do it right or pay the price.
The truth is, it does for many people.
You can rent the latest 'it' bag, but is that really a good deal?
You'll need something many jobless folks lack: A lot of cash.
If your landlord doesn't offer you a deal to stay, ask for one.
Key steps to take and traps to avoid if you pursue this homebuying method.
It's not just rent that you need to consider.
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