Rent to own vs mortgage?

i am looking to buy a single family home (in colorado) around next year at this time. i was wondering if anyone could give me a heads up on the differences between rent to own and just going the old fashioned way with a mortgage/down payment. i really don't understand the concept of rent to own at all and... show more i am looking to buy a single family home (in colorado) around next year at this time. i was wondering if anyone could give me a heads up on the differences between rent to own and just going the old fashioned way with a mortgage/down payment. i really don't understand the concept of rent to own at all and actually...it seems more like a scam than anything else to me. any info/tips would be GREATLY appreciated. :)
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