Rent to Own Homes in Bakersfield, CA

Situated halfway between Fresno and Los Angeles, Bakersfield is right in the middle of California, in an area known as the San Joaquin Valley. This central California town is booming, with a massive population increase every year; right now the population is numbered at 347,483 people. Houses remain relatively inexpensive for California, however, and the many strong industries, such as oil, agriculture and natural gas, attract individuals and families from all over. But there's more to Bakersfield than just work. They have a selection of excellent historic restaurants. The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History is fascinating and educational. The Kern County Museum houses artifacts from California's dense history. Bakersfield is also home to California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield College and the largest school district in the state. Though all families are obviously driven to move here, the median age is a youthful 29 years, so a good portion of young folks love it here too. If you're looking for a place to rent or own, Bakersfield might be a great option for you.

Bakersfield, CA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $65,687 and a median rent of $1,124, the Bakersfield, CA 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 Bakersfield, CA. 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 Bakersfield, CA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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Hot
11909 Novara Ave
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Avalon
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93312
2,330 Sqft | Built in 2004
Hot
1 of 18 123 Roberts Ln
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Oildale
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
432 Sqft | Built in 1950
1 of 9 2112 Sandy Ln
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Hillcrest
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,566 Sqft | Built in 1957
4504 Cascade Falls Ct
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Ridgeview Estates
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93313
1,583 Sqft | Built in 1988
1112 Pearl St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93305
1,080 Sqft | Built in 1930
1 of 22 324 Terrace Hill Ave
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Highland Knolls
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
2,656 Sqft | Built in 2003
27588 Cypress St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Taft, CA 93268
1,231 Sqft | Built in 1940
601 Garratt St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Taft, CA 93268
2,063 Sqft | Built in 1957
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
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9 Lucas Dr
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Keene, CA 93518
912 Sqft | Built in 1949
1 of 20 10607 Juniper Dr.
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Wofford Heights, CA 93285
896 Sqft | Built in 1928
23441 El Rancho Dr
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
2,108 Sqft | Built in 1983
5305 Pla Vada Dr
4 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,775 Sqft | Built in 1981
5801 Rexroth Ave
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Bakersfield Country Club
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
2,109 Sqft | Built in 1965
4109 Krista Ct
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,484 Sqft | Built in 1970
2926 College Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Hillcrest
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,875 Sqft | Built in 1954
5722 Medina Ln
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
City in the Hills
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,724 Sqft | Built in 2010
5512 Le Conte Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Bakersfield Country Club
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,363 Sqft | Built in 1962
3801 Crescent Dr
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
2,147 Sqft | Built in 1975
2901 Wenatchee Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,316 Sqft | Built in 1962
11101 Santa Barbara St
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Lamont, CA 93241
672 Sqft | Built in 1934
3225 Fortier St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
REO Foreclosure
Eastridge Estates
Multifamily (5+ Units)
Bakersfield, CA 93306
4,288 Sqft | Built in 1994
307 Cooley Dr
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Multifamily (5+ Units)
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,696 Sqft | Built in 1953
2405 Kayoming Way
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Hillcrest
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,498 Sqft | Built in 1957
517 Dorrance St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Oakridge
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93307
934 Sqft | Built in 1955
5308 Eastridge Ct
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,566 Sqft | Built in 1980
3512 Harmony Dr
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,841 Sqft | Built in 1963
2717 Loch Fern Ct
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,170 Sqft | Built in 1999
6808 Mignonette St
4 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Olive Drive area
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
1,372 Sqft | Built in 1976
6001 Azalea Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Bakersfield Country Club
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,561 Sqft | Built in 1982
6608 Larkspur Way
3 Beds, 1 Bath
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
997 Sqft | Built in 1958
4004 Highland Hills St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Highland Knolls
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
1,345 Sqft | Built in 1981
2336 Quincy Dr
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Hillcrest
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,402 Sqft | Built in 1947
1112 Fairfax Rd
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,026 Sqft | Built in 1969
3501 Bernard St Unit 13a
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Townhouse/Condo
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,530 Sqft | Built in 1982
1217 Mckinley Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
1,140 Sqft | Built in 1972
319 Highland Dr
2 Beds, 1.75 Bath
REO Foreclosure
North Country Meadows
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
1,235 Sqft | Built in 1940
641 Orchid Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
North Country Meadows
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
1,479 Sqft | Built in 1991
212 Pilot Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
1,408 Sqft | Built in 1965
4724 Pico Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,866 Sqft | Built in 1965
3201 Sterling Rd
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Bakersfield Country Club
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,360 Sqft | Built in 1963
5000 Ojai Dr
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,928 Sqft | Built in 1965
3227 S Fairfax Rd
2 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93307
3,016 Sqft | Built in 1979
3109 Ridgedale St
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Bakersfield Country Club
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,402 Sqft | Built in 1971
4613 San Miguel Way
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,775 Sqft | Built in 1983
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Bakersfield, CA is seeing rapid growth and Bakersfield, CA's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 19% above the 2022 national average. Bakersfield, CA is part of Kern county and taxes are an important factor to consider when purchasing a home whether through rent to own or a traditional purchase. The average tax rate as of 2022 for county Kern is 0.8% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Top Reasons to Live in Bakersfield CA

Housing Stats Both the cost of living and the cost of housing is below the national average in Bakersfield, and is significantly lower than both in averages California, which often sees high prices. The average price for a home in Bakersfield was $261,701 in the period from January to March in 2013; in the same time frame the median cost was $148,350. This is an improvement over the year before, which is especially surprising considering the recession. But in 2012, the median price for a home was $140,818, proving Bakersfield is enjoying rising home values even amidst the country's market crash.

Transportation and Commutes Commute times as a whole are shorter in Bakersfield than in many parts of California, especially further north or south. Drivers take about 24 minutes on average to arrive to work from home or vice versa.

Local Restaurants Bakersfield is home to several notable historic dining spots, including Pyrenees, Benji's and Narducci's, which all feature Basque cuisine. But this is a very diverse area, and there are eateries of every type. La Costa Mariscos is popular for its Mexican-themed seafood items, Cuban Cafe has great Cuban sandwiches, and Cafe India has spicy curries many locals love. Restaurants range in price from cheap taco drive-thrus to four dollar-sign steakhouses, with a little something for every taste and occasion.

Neighborhoods Though there are dozens of smaller neighborhoods within Bakersfield, most people refer generally to regions when speaking of areas to live. There are eight regions in total with shared qualities, but any buyer should investigate further before settling on one. If you want a rental house, a rental apartment, or a purchasable home, it's smart to investigate the area it's in before settling on something.

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The state tax rate is 1.0 to 12.3% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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