How do I get started with Scioto to purchase a home?
It’s easy! Just complete and submit the home request form that can be found on our website…someone from Scioto will contact you shortly. You may also feel free to call our office at 800-930-2892 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
How long does it take for Scioto to purchase a new home?
It depends; every situation is different. But our typical turnaround time for purchasing a home is 30-45 days.
What do I need to do to qualify as a customer?
Scioto has an application process which gathers some important information from you. Once you complete and submit the application, the Scioto team will assess that information. We may contact you with additional questions during this process. Once all information has been evaluated, we will contact you to begin your home search!
Can you build a house for us?
Yes, one of the services Scioto offers is construction and project development.
Who hires the realtor?
Scioto has a national network of realtors with whom we contract; this takes the responsibility and time off of YOUR hands. Of course, if you already have a realtor who you know and trust, we are more than happy to contract with them…no need to “recreate the wheel”. Our Housing Coordinators will work closely with the realtor to ensure we are able to find the perfect home in a timely manner.
Who chooses the house – us or Scioto?
Scioto ONLY purchases the perfect home for YOU, which means YOU are the decision maker in this process. We will provide you with as many choices as possible to fit your exact criteria; then you make the final decision as to which home meets the needs of your organization and the individuals who will be living there.
Who is responsible for repairs and maintenance of the home after the purchase?
It depends; Scioto has many different leasing options to meet your needs. Scioto can be as involved, or NOT involved in the repair and maintenance of the home as is necessary. Some organizations have a full maintenance staff on board already, and therefore need minimal assistance in this area. Other providers need more intensive supports. This is all discussed and determined during the initial conversations between you and the Scioto team.
Who pays the taxes and insurance?
It depends; Scioto has many different leasing options to meet your needs. This is all discussed and determined during the initial conversations between you and the Scioto team.
Where do I send my rent check?
The checks are sent to our corporate office in Powell, Ohio. All of that information will be discussed during conversations with your assigned Housing Coordinator.
Will I have a direct contact?
Absolutely! During the application and home purchase or build process, you will be introduced to several people on the Scioto team who will work to make the process seamless and effortless for you. You will be assigned a Housing Coordinator who will assist you during and after the purchase; you are welcomed to contact that person, or any other member of the Scioto team, at any time.
What is the cost for the initial work of finding our home?
There is NO additional cost for this assistance; it’s part of the value-added component that has made Scioto the #1 provider of housing solutions for people with disabilities!
How does Scioto differ from their competitors?
Scioto emphasizes a team approach throughout the entire process. We have over 100 years in the field of developmental disabilities (most of us come from provider backgrounds ourselves) and understand the needs of you AND the individuals who will be living in the home. This knowledge and understanding set up far apart from any of our competitors.
How long are your typical leases?
It depends; every situation is different. Most provider organizations are looking for us to purchase homes to provide stability; therefore, we generally have leases that ensure long-term commitments on our part.
What if Scioto doesn’t currently have homes in my state?
No problem; we are ready and able to provide housing solutions in any state at any time, regardless of our current locations.
Do you have references from other customers available?
We do; our customers have been happy to provide us with their comments regarding the entire process so we can share with prospective customers. As a matter of fact, a majority of our customers have been REPEAT customers, which is a testament to the services we provide.
How, exactly, does your sale/leaseback program work?
Many providers have worked with us to complete a sale/leaseback transaction for various reasons. Sometimes, they no longer want the hassle and obligation of home ownership or want an infusion of cash into their organization. In this instance, you would complete the normal application process in order to become qualified as a customer. Additionally, you complete a worksheet which gathers pertinent information regarding the homes you would like for us to purchase. The entire process is seamless, and you will have no interruption of service as the ownership of the homes change.