How common are 'rent backs'?When we sold our condo in San Jose some years ago, we were able to extend our stay in the property for an additional month by covering the new owner's mortgage and related costs for that month. This was great because it gave us a significant buffer to find our current home in Sunnyvale. Now we have outgrown this home and are looking to move elsewhere in Sunnyvale or very close by. I realize that it completely depends on the new buyer, but I'm curious how common is this type of "rent back" (or whatever it's called) with single family homes? We'd like to do this again, if possible, since the market is so competitive now for buyers. January 06 2013 - Sunnyvale00YesReport 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.