Donna Thomas, who signed a lease for a Cincinnati rent-to-own home with Vision Property Management, in front of the home in Cincinnati, June 14, 2016. A new breed of landlord is blurring the line between renter and homeowner, but these firms claim they’re bringing homeownership to those who can’t get mortgages. Thomas said she was not told that the home had unresolved building-code violations and a standing order from the city to remain vacant.
Donna Thomas, who signed a lease for a Cincinnati rent-to-own home with Vision Property Management, in front of the home in Cincinnati, June 14, 2016. A new breed of landlord is blurring the line between renter and homeowner, but these firms claim they’re bringing homeownership to those who can’t get mortgages. Thomas said she was not told that the home had unresolved building-code violations and a standing order from the city to remain vacant. ANDREW SPEAR NYT
Donna Thomas, who signed a lease for a Cincinnati rent-to-own home with Vision Property Management, in front of the home in Cincinnati, June 14, 2016. A new breed of landlord is blurring the line between renter and homeowner, but these firms claim they’re bringing homeownership to those who can’t get mortgages. Thomas said she was not told that the home had unresolved building-code violations and a standing order from the city to remain vacant. ANDREW SPEAR NYT

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