Rent to Own Homes in Fresno, CA

Located in the Central Valley, Fresno, California, is a mix of students, families, agricultural workers and professionals. Enjoying a youthful population with a median age of 29.3 years, Fresno is an excellent place for young adults to make their way in the world. Multiple college campuses, including California State University, a variety of sports, recreation and lifestyle amenities, and plenty of wide-open spaces make Fresno a unique place within a state that usually boasts dense cities or rural pastures. The cost of living is also relatively low for California, attracting new homeowners hoping to scoop up property that will appreciate steadily while also giving them space to begin a family. Fresno is a fantastic choice as a place to settle down while meeting diverse individuals.

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Fresno, CA 93710

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Fresno, CA 93705

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Fresno, CA 93705

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Fresno, CA 93728

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Fresno, CA 93728

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Fresno, CA 93706

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Housing Statistics

Fresno has some exciting things happening with regards to housing. Though some areas still remain stagnant, there are a number of neighborhoods experiencing unprecedented interest from buyers. The median home price for Fresno properties in 2013 is $175,000, which is an increase of over 24 percent over last year. Additionally, the average list price so far in 2013 is $274,954. These are relatively low costs for single-family homes in California, but buyers hoping to skip the wastefulness of renting may consider rentals instead.

In 2012, Fresno sold approximately 18,600 homes, which is considerably fewer than in 2011. However, part of the reason for this is the availability of homes is shrinking. In some markets there are far more interested parties than houses available, ensuring future appreciation.

One thing prospective buyers should consider is the annual residential turnover rate, a rate that shows how often individuals are moving out of properties. In Fresno, its a fairly high 22 percent, and even higher downtown. This is partially due to the elevated number of students that flock to this area and then return home in the summer.

Nightlife

Fresnos youthful population all but guarantees a wide selection of evening entertainments, including bars, theaters, performance venues and restaurants. Dance clubs, such as Dj vu and Ultra Lounge offer revelers a place to meet singles, dance and enjoy strong drinks. Veni Vidi Vici is a more subdued yet popular bar in the downtown area. For those more interested in films, there are several large chain stadium theater complexes, like the Edwards Stadium Cinemas located in several locations, as well as smaller, independent places like Signature Theatres. Intellectuals may want to skip those options in favor of The Tower Theater, which is close to great shopping and restaurants as well.

Local Events and Festivals

Fresnos tight-knit community boasts dozens of local events and recurring festivals that delight residents of all ages. Fresno State Vintage Days is a festival occurring in April that has crafts, rides and a carnival. The Fresno Craft Beer Festival is the craft fair adults enjoy best; it occurs in May. Oktoberfest, premiering at the end of September, brings the German ancestry out in everyone. There are also numerous events planned on college campuses and within neighborhoods.

Neighborhoods

There are roughly nine main neighborhoods in Fresno, each with something special to offer its inhabitants and visitors. Though there are some areas better suited to families and others better suited to students and nightlife, they each offer charming elements and beautiful options for accommodations.

Downtown: There are still some beautiful examples of 20th century architecture in Downtown Fresno, but theyre being demolished fast. Improvements, new parking structures and condos are replacing historic districts, but theyre making way for modern living too.

Sunnyside: Located on the border of Fresno and Clovis, Sunnyside is seeing a resurgence of home growth. It features the Sunnyside Country Club and older homes from the 50s through the 70s. You can find both rental and rent to own houses here.

Old Fig Garden: Famous for its beautiful, historic homes and Christmas Tree Lane, one of the most popular sights during the holidays, Old Fig Garden is a popular area for many reasons. High-end housing is just one of those reasons.

Tower District: This where the historic Tower Theatre is located, which was built in 1939. Close to Fresno City College and Downtown, this has become one of the most popular spots for hipsters and the blossoming LGBT community in Fresno. There are also many carefully restored 20th century homes.

Huntington Boulevard: Lots of large, elegant homes on oversized lots surrounded by lush trees and shrubberies, Huntington Boulevard is a majestic area that Fresno natives call the "anti-gated community." It also boasts renovated historic homes.

Van Ness Extension: Doctors, professionals and executives flock to this area, considered the most prestigious in Fresno. The oversized homes attract a wide variety of high earners.

West Side: The most diverse neighborhood in Fresno, there is a plenitude of unique cultural attractions, but few retail areas. A bit rundown and plagued in some areas by high crime, West Side is constantly attempting to lift itself up, but hasnt yet succeeded. Inexpensive housing is regularly available, but high vacancy rates mean many empty homes.

Sierra Sky Park: A singular location in California, Sierra Sky Park is a planned aviation community where personal aircraft and cars share some of the roads. Its a residential community, and inhabitants are proud of their history as the first neighborhood of its type.