My wife and I are currently looking for a new place. Our goal is to learn the best stategy possible to get the most house for the least money, save up a sizeable down payment, depending on what's needed and buy it. While on our search for a new place to rent, I contacted an investor who asked what my income was. When I told him he said, "why don't you buy a house" and I said "we're saving for a down payment", and his reply was all I needed was a security deposit. Now I knew immediately thanks to Dean, that he was talking about a lease option. Question: Is this a good way to go? We just paid off all of our debt and are rebuilding our credit. Any tips are greatly appreciated. God bless.