Dealers on Craigslist are offering to rent you a house for less than $300,000.
Dealers are looking for a person who is willing to pay cash on the spot to rent their property for one week.
For a typical home price of $300K, the rental fee would be $150,000, but for someone who wants to save money and can make the money back, that would be less than half that amount.
So the real cost of this kind of deal could be even less than that.
It is possible that you could rent the property for less money, and that you will not need to make a payment on time.
You could even save the $150K by getting a loan for the home instead of paying a deposit, which would reduce the amount you will owe on the loan.