Buy, Rent, or rent-to-buy?My husband and I are about to move to Salt Lake City for me to begin my PhD program at the University of Utah. Since we're bringing our daughter (age two) who struggles with new environments, we would really love to move only once (meaning that the home we move into in Utah would be the only home we live in for the remainder of my PhD program. We will be in Utah for 5 years, so obviously buying would be preferred, but since my husband hasn't found a new job yet, and most likely won't have one month's worth of paystubs at his new company in Utah at the time we're looking at buying, we're considering renting instead. A lease purchase option seems like the perfect compromise, since it would lock us into a house that we can purchase and then stay in for the rest of our time in Salt Lake City, but I continue seeing agents advising against this option. anyone have any advice for us? *I should note that my husband and I have lived in SLC before, so moving and getting used to the neighborhood isn't a concern for us. We know what areas we would like to live in.April 28 2014 - Sugar House00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.