There’s a guy (let’s call him Steve) who found a house for sale by owner that seemed like a good deal. The owner (let’s call him Rick) was selling his house for $80,000. Steve felt like the house was worth considerably more; however, he did not want to tie up all of his funds with this one deal--so he executed a lease option with Rick. The basics of the deal were as follows:
• Steve’s IRA gave Rick $10 for the option to buy Rick’s house for $80,000, full price, if he would lease it to Steve’s IRA for a year at $700 a month, about the actual rent value.