Zillow Advice: Rent vs Buy - how can i get listings for houses that have option for land contract with downpayment http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-get-listings-for-houses-that-have-option-for-land-contract-with-downpayment/487173/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate There are not many sellers ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-get-listings-for-houses-that-have-option-for-land-contract-with-downpayment/487173/ There are not many sellers who are willing to do this, because most want their money&nbsp; out (or obligations wrapped up) when they sell the house.&nbsp;&nbsp; It narrows your options considerably vs the more traditional way of purchase.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>If you wish to do this, plan on a substantial down payment (perhaps 20% or more).&nbsp; Work with an agent with experience in the process and hire an attorney to review the contract. <br/><br/>Usually it is worth your while to spend time solving the issues that stand in the way of traditional purchase.<br/><br/>Good luck Wed, 10 Apr 2013 03:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-get-listings-for-houses-that-have-option-for-land-contract-with-downpayment/487173/ 2013-04-10T03:08:00Z Depends on where you are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-get-listings-for-houses-that-have-option-for-land-contract-with-downpayment/487173/ Depends on where you are and what data fields are provided in your local mls.&nbsp; In the San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, CA mls systems... you have a field called "Terms" and this willingness of a seller to carry would be noted here.<br/><br/>There are some maybe even many seller's that might be willing to do this... and the listing agent was not dilligent enough to ask.&nbsp; Those are a problem.<br/><br/>If you don't get a good local answer... contact me and I'll refer you to someone in your area that can take good care of you :-)&nbsp; Paul Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-i-get-listings-for-houses-that-have-option-for-land-contract-with-downpayment/487173/ 2013-04-10T02:40:00Z