Rent to own Homes in California

See stars up close! The 200-inch telescope at Caltech's Palomar Observatory is open for public guided tours during spring, summer and fall weekends. Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles has a stunning planetarium and a wide array of events to bring astronomical wonder to the public.

Southern California's increasing supply of homes will lower prices! In the past few years, there was a frenzied chase in the Southern California for a small supply of homes. Now that bidding wars are finally cooling off and more homes are being built, buyers have a better chance at a reasonably priced house. This just might be the time to look for a rent-to-own home.

California is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $78,672 and a median rent of $1,586, the California rent-to-own market is more affordable than the traditional housing market which has shown tremendous growth across the U.S. and with it, aggressive competition for home purchases. With the current housing shortage trend it can make it harder to become a homeowner, including in California. This means higher than average down payments for homes and higher qualification standards for conventional home loans. With a rent-to-own property, tenants are also buyers. You can live in the house for a set amount of time before you purchase it, meaning that you get to know the house, your neighbors, and your community before making the final purchase. This enables you and your family to make the right choice based on both information and experience. Rent-to-own is also a great alternative way to get into a home if you have bad credit or don't have enough saved for a down payment.

Check out 300 California rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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3 ANDOVER CT
5 Beds, 6 Baths
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Single Family Home
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
6,000 Sqft | Built in 1997
15292 WHISPERING PINES DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Shasta, CA 96087
1,172 Sqft | Built in 1969
421 S LA FAYETTE PARK PL #510
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Westlake
Townhouse/Condo
Los Angeles, CA 90057
1,025 Sqft | Built in 1971
3633 PLYMOUTH DR
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Larchmont Village
Single Family Home
North Highlands, CA 95660
1,013 Sqft | Built in 1957
8386 BARNWOOD LN
7 Beds, 4 Baths
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Orangecrest
Single Family Home
Riverside, CA 92508
4,104 Sqft | Built in 2003
1400 ROSS RD
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Garberville, CA 95542
4,800 Sqft | Built in 2012
8940 KRAMERWOOD PL
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Beverlywood
Single Family Home
Los Angeles, CA 90034
2,198 Sqft | Built in 1942
1600 INGALLS ST
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Bayview
Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94124
1,200 Sqft | Built in 1944
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
2017 ASILOMAR DR
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Antioch, CA 94509
2,761 Sqft | Built in 1997
4120 RETREAT CT
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Modesto, CA 95356
2,544 Sqft | Built in 2003
3012 Merlin Ct
5 Beds, 5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Vacaville, CA 95688
3,344 Sqft | Built in 2022
22368 WALNUT ST
4 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Wildomar, CA 92595
1,563 Sqft | Built in 1986
2414 PLUNKETT RD
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Bayside, CA 95524
1,646 Sqft | Built in 1971
2733 BELDEN DR
3 Beds, 4 Baths
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Hollywood Hills
Single Family Home
Los Angeles, CA 90068
2,299 Sqft | Built in 2011
Baine Avenue Apartments, 6437 Baine Ave
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Newark
Single Family Home
Newark, CA 94560
670 Sqft
12274 CANYONLANDS DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Sunridge Park
Single Family Home
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
2,389 Sqft | Built in 2008
437 Chateau La Salle Dr #437
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
San Jose, CA 95111
1,440 Sqft | Built in 1980
10008 Silverton Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Tujunga
Single Family Home
Tujunga, CA 91042
1,200 Sqft | Built in 1950
1351 Orange St
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Hollywood
Single Family Home
Los Angeles, CA 90028
771 Sqft | Built in 1977
14637 JOMARK LN
2 Beds, 3 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Occidental, CA 95465
1,560 Sqft | Built in 2018
5427 ENCINO AVE
5 Beds, 7 Baths
Rent To Own
Encino
Single Family Home
Encino, CA 91316
5,846 Sqft | Built in 1990
15217 KENSINGTON PARK DR
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Tustin, CA 92782
1,676 Sqft | Built in 2007
15613 AVENIDA RAMBLA
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Dos Palmas
Single Family Home
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
1,552 Sqft | Built in 2006
9617 OAK PASS RD
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Beverly Crest
Single Family Home
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
4,113 Sqft | Built in 1979
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538 ANDROMEDA DR
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lompoc, CA 93436
3,196 Sqft | Built in 2005
711 PORTWALK PL
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Redwood Shores
Townhouse/Condo
Redwood City, CA 94065
1,050 Sqft | Built in 1987
New
1101 S BUNDY DR
6 Beds, 9 Baths
Rent To Own
West Los Angeles
Single Family Home
Los Angeles, CA 90049
5,846 Sqft | Built in 2012
4334 SOLANO RD
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Phelan, CA 92371
4,749 Sqft | Built in 2006
3121 W 133RD ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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East Hawthorne
Single Family Home
Hawthorne, CA 90250
1,308 Sqft | Built in 1940
New
15388 Red Canyon Rd
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Middletown, CA 95461
3,420 Sqft | Built in 1996
New
31241 S OUTER STATE HWY #18
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Running Springs, CA 92382
900 Sqft | Built in 1970
21710 APPALOOSA CT
3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Tuscany Hills
Single Family Home
Canyon Lake, CA 92587
3,550 Sqft | Built in 1991
2005 N BEACHWOOD DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Hollywood Hills
Single Family Home
Los Angeles, CA 90068
2,007 Sqft | Built in 1911
205 MAIN ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Etna, CA 96027
1,618 Sqft | Built in 1895
360 W PICO RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Racquet Club West
Single Family Home
Palm Springs, CA 92262
1,600 Sqft | Built in 1979
17421 DEL MAR WAY
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Penn Valley, CA 95946
1,120 Sqft | Built in 1979
17734 PORTO MARINA WAY
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
1,189 Sqft | Built in 1952
9456 RIVERVIEW AVE
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lakeside, CA 92040
1,938 Sqft | Built in 1952
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2255 CAHUILLA ST #74
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Colton, CA 92324
1,023 Sqft | Built in 1972
39512 LINCOLN ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cherry Valley, CA 92223
1,905 Sqft | Built in 2018
4368 County Rd S
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Orland, CA 95963
934 Sqft | Built in 1938
6941 FITCH CT
5 Beds, 4 Baths
Rent To Own
Linda Vista
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92111
2,400 Sqft | Built in 1960
1938 COLUSA ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Corning, CA 96021
2,120 Sqft | Built in 1959
10475 ASHTON AVE #204
2 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Westwood
Townhouse/Condo
Los Angeles, CA 90024
1,519 Sqft | Built in 1987
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Top 19 Reasons to Live in California

A night at the opera! Founded in 1923, the San Francisco Opera is the nation's second-largest opera company. Its opening-night gala is one of San Francisco's most important social events of the year. Follow that up with dinner at the Top of the Mark, a famous rooftop restaurant and bar on San Francisco's Nob Hill.

Los Angeles and Orange County rents are steadily falling! Because these areas are popular with investors who buy many foreclosed houses, the supply of rental houses has increased. This increase in supply has lowered the average rent.

Drive through a tree! In Humboldt State Park, you can drive your car right through a hole in the trunk of a giant redwood tree. Coast redwood trees are the tallest living things on earth, and they live for thousands of years. Visiting the Avenue of the Giants will make you feel tiny.

The San Francisco Bay Area community is super-popular! A mild climate and access to a booming job market have affected the availability of homes. House prices in that area have gone up by 28 percent in the past year. If you can't afford to buy outright, perhaps you can rent to own.

Catch a wave! Orange County and parts of the San Diego coast offer world-class surfing beaches. Pull on your wetsuit, rent a surfboard at Huntington Beach's Surf City, and then head out for a lesson on the beach.

Cash is king in California right now! If you are an investor who can pay cash for an investment property, you'll fit right in with the current wave of California's homebuyers. Many of these cash buyers are winning bidding wars in parts of the state where the housing supply is low.

Step into history! California has 21 missions, dating from as early as 1769. Most of them still operate as Catholic parishes today. Self-guided tours are available for these historic moments of a time when the Spanish settled this land.

Rising house prices means easier refinancing! Homeowners who have been underwater in their mortgages are having an easier time qualifying for a refinanced loan because home values are rising.

Taste world famous wines! Winery tours are available in the Napa and Sonoma wine regions, as well as throughout the central California coast. If you're feeling really adventurous, try Domaine Chandon's hot-air balloon tour over the Napa Valley, accompanied by a sparkling wine brunch.

California protects its homeowners! In January 2013, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights became law. This document guarantees basic fairness in home lending and transparency in foreclosure. It provides every household with the ability to prosecute mortgage fraud, and it protects tenants from sudden eviction.

Cool summer fog! Even though California is known for its sunshine, much of the coastal region experiences morning fog in the summertime, which helps to moderate the afternoon heat. Cool, rainy winters are easy to get through, and you don't have to deal with winter snow unless you live in the mountains - or want to go skiing.

Affordable and beautiful cities! San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Eureka, and Palm Springs are the four areas named by Marketwatch as having the lowest-priced homes for sale in California.

Beaches! Need we say more? From the trendy expanses of sand in Malibu and Venice Beach to the rocky coastlines of Monterey and the wilderness of Point Reyes, California's beaches are iconic.

The greatest ecological diversity in the world! From high alpine environments to lake, river, and coastal regions, California has some of every imaginable ecosystem. In one day, you can travel from Humboldt County's lush forests to the Mojave Desert.

Stroll among the stars! In Beverly Hills, you can drive down palm-lined streets to shop at the same high-end boutiques that your favorite stars enjoy, or visit Universal Studios Hollywood theme park and pretend you're a superstar.

Ride a wild river! Or, if you prefer, choose a lazy, relaxed spot and just float along on an inner tube. The American River, site of the gold discovery that launched the Gold Rush of the 1840s, has places to experience every level of river rafting. If you prefer dry land, the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail is a 32-mile-long paved pathway that goes along the side of the river.

Let a castle take your breath away! The Hearst Castle, built over the course of 28 years for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, has 165 rooms. Take a tour, and end with a sunset view from the terrace by the Neptune Pool.

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