A lease option or a buy option, as far as I can decipher from here and Google, both qualify as an executory contract in Texas. And as far as executory contracts in Texas I’m staying away from them. Sounded like solid advice and I’m in no way experienced enough to go against it.
However, it looks like this complication only applies to properties that qualify for the homestead exemption or for options longer than 6 months. So am I right in assuming that investment properties and options up to 179 days are still on the table?