Questions about our Lease Option to Home Ownership Program.

Yes, the final phase of our processing does require a credit check. This is a soft check and will not negatively impact your credit score. We are interested in seeing the credit history more than the actual credit score.

Unfortunately, since all our homes are “minor fixers” our homes do not qualify for the section 8 program.

  1. A valid form of photo I.D. for each applicant 18 or older.
  2. The FULL amount needed to move in
    1. Please refer to the confirmation text message that you should have received for the exact amount.
    2. Acceptable forms of payment are Cash, certified check, or money order. No other forms of payment can be accepted.
    3. Money orders and certified checks can be made out to “AVID Management Group”

Any potential residents who are interested in a home must fully complete an application as there are often multiple applicants interested in a home and we offer all our homes on a first come, first serve basis to approved applicants.

After we have reached out to you and notified you of your approval, you will schedule a time to meet us at the home or homes you are interested in. At this meeting, you will take as much or as little time as you need to decide if this is the home for you. Once you decide on your new home, we will complete the paperwork, you will switch utilities, and you will get the lockbox code to move into your new home!

Yes, you only need to submit one application, even if you are interested in multiple homes! It will also be accepted for homes that are not even available yet, and you will be placed on the VIP waiting list and notified of upcoming homes before they even become available!

Typically, an approved application is good for 90 days from the time you are approved. If this time-frame passes, you simply need to email paperwork@avidpgh.com and request that we review your file to make it ‘active’ again.

If your application was canceled without being approved, and it has been more than 90 days, you will need to reapply.

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Yes! We understand that bad credit or no credit does NOT necessarily mean you shouldn’t qualify to own your own home. We look at a variety of factors, and encourage you to complete one of our applications to get approved – It’s free!

Once you submit your application ALONG WITH ALL PROOF OF INCOME and VALID for current and previous landlord(s), it takes a few business days to process your application. If you don’t hear from us a week after you have submitted your application IN FULL (including sending all income verification and supporting documents), email us at properties@avidpgh.com to inquire about your application.email us at properties@avidpgh.com to inquire about your application.

Our Lease/Option to Homeownership Program has a simple three step process for you to make one of the homes yours!

Step 1: Visit the home in person.

If you want to own your own home and are considering making one of our houses a home for you and your family, don’t you think it would be a good idea to visit the house in person? After looking at the photos and watching the video walkthrough on our website, go stop by the property and walk around the outside, look through the windows, walk or drive the neighborhood and talk to neighbors! If you are going to be living in your new home for years to come, you want to make sure it is the right fit and feels like home!

Step 2: Complete the application

Go to the “Apply Now” tab on the website (https://avidpgh.com/application.html) and submit your application, ensuring to READ & FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS.

If you would prefer to complete a paper application, you can find them in the info box at any of the houses, or at our office, 1 Forestwood Dr. Ste 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15237 between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM or by appointment (for appointments you can submit a request through our contact page, here: https://avidpgh.com/contact.html)

Step 3: Meet us at the home!

After we have reached out to you and notified you of your approval, you will schedule a convenient time to meet us at the home or homes you are interested in. At this meeting, you will take as much or as little time as you need to decide if this is the home for you. Once you decide on your new home, we will complete the paperwork, you will switch utilities, and you will get the lockbox code to move into your new home!

Check out this page to get an estimate on how much you will need to have in hand to be able to move in to the home of your choice.