Rent to Own Homes in La Mesa, CA

Celebrate art! The La Mesa Arts Alliance is in charge of the Walking Art Trail in this city, in which you can admire the work of local artists. If you want to buy a piece of artwork, check out O'Dunn Fine Art, which also puts on shows from time to time.

La Mesa, CA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $71,287 and a median rent of $1,607, the La Mesa, 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 La Mesa, 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 La Mesa, CA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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1 of 26 4966 Lakiba Palmer Ave
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Chollas View
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92102
1,482 Sqft | Built in 1959
1 of 10 3641 1/2 Marlborough Ave
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Castle
Townhouse/Condo
San Diego, CA 92105
810 Sqft | Built in 1940
6941 Fitch Ct
6 Beds, 4 Baths
Rent To Own
Linda Vista
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92111
2,102 Sqft | Built in 1960
1 of 44 1011 Avenida Amantea
6 Beds, 6.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Muirlands
Single Family Home
La Jolla, CA 92037
5,790 Sqft | Built in 2001
6314 El Apajo
5 Beds, 7 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
9,880 Sqft | Built in 2007
New
1 of 25 16322 Scarbery Rd
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Ramona, CA 92065
1,500 Sqft | Built in 1986
Hot
1 of 6 405 3rd St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Ramona, CA 92065
1,587 Sqft | Built in 1984
Hot
1 of 33 1588 Sapphire Dr
5 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Carlsbad, CA 92011
2,570 Sqft | Built in 2000
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
1 of 18 910 Caminito Madrigal
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Carlsbad, CA 92011
1,181 Sqft | Built in 1980
Hot
1 of 4 Mac Ronald Dr
6 Beds, 4.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
La Mesa, CA 91941
2,662 Sqft | Built in 1969
1 of 9 1000 Estes St Unit 8
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
El Cajon, CA 92020
1,298 Sqft | Built in 1981
Hot
1 of 9 5812 Fontaine St
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Allied Gardens
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92120
1,506 Sqft | Built in 1966
9228 Mast Blvd Unit 33
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
Santee, CA 92071
884 Sqft | Built in 1982
1 of 4 Luke Lane
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
El Cajon, CA 92020
1,800 Sqft | Built in 1930
1140 S Euclid Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Lincoln Park
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92114
1,566 Sqft | Built in 1955
Hot
1 of 18 9878 Apple Tree Dr
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Tierrasanta
Townhouse/Condo
San Diego, CA 92124
1,015 Sqft | Built in 1973
Hot
1 of 9 6431 Garber Ave
5 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Paradise Hills
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92139
1,988 Sqft | Built in 1973
Hot
1 of 20 4153 Idaho St Apt 2
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
North Park
Townhouse/Condo
San Diego, CA 92104
456 Sqft | Built in 1987
Hot
2674 Main St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Barrio Logan
Multifamily (5+ Units)
San Diego, CA 92113
1,194 Sqft | Built in 2017
Hot
1 of 11 13917 Hawick Dr
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
El Cajon, CA 92021
1,530 Sqft | Built in 1974
Hot
1 of 14 1167 Chimney Flats Ln
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Eastlake Trails
Single Family Home
Chula Vista, CA 91915
1,448 Sqft | Built in 2001
Hot
1 of 20 6031 Cirrus St
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Morena
Townhouse/Condo
San Diego, CA 92110
1,601 Sqft | Built in 1980
1 of 6 Barstow St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
North Clairemont
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Diego, CA 92117
1,018 Sqft | Built in 1959
1 of 22 13031 Sundance Ave
5 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Rancho Penasquitos
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92129
2,571 Sqft | Built in 1976
1 of 33 8324 Regents Road, Unit 1m
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
University City
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Diego, CA 92122
914 Sqft | Built in 1985
1 of 10 Del Mar Ave
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Point Loma Heights
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Diego, CA 92107
660 Sqft | Built in 1967
1 of 5 Rancho Jorie
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Alpine, CA 91901
2,264 Sqft | Built in 1971
New
1 of 21 12007 Alta Carmel Court
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Rancho Bernadino
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Diego, CA 92128
704 Sqft | Built in 1986
719 Jersey Ct
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Mission Beach
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92109
798 Sqft | Built in 1930
1 of 47 6106 Avenida Chamnez
5 Beds, 5.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Muirlands
Single Family Home
La Jolla, CA 92037
5,420 Sqft | Built in 1994
1 of 3 12376 Carmel Country Road #105
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Carmel Valley
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Diego, CA 92130
850 Sqft | Built in 2003
1 of 6 219 Woodland Parkway
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Marcos, CA 92069
900 Sqft | Built in 1985
Hot
1 of 17 206 Woodland Pkwy Unit 225
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
San Marcos, CA 92069
651 Sqft | Built in 1990
1 of 18 1515 Capalina Road #22
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Marcos, CA 92069
960 Sqft | Built in 1965
1 of 9 Slaughterhouse Road At Highway 78
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Ramona, CA 92065
40 Sqft | Built in 2015
Hot
1 of 24 978 Sierra Ct
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Vista, CA 92081
2,071 Sqft | Built in 1992
1 of 25 3520 Paseo De Los Americanos
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Mira Costa
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Oceanside, CA 92056
1,093 Sqft | Built in 1989
1 of 26 3902 Vista Campana N Unit 54
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Oceana
Single Family Home
Oceanside, CA 92057
994 Sqft | Built in 1972
Hot
Pine Hills Rd
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Julian, CA 92036
1,380 Sqft | Built in 1970
4015 King St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
La Mesa, CA 91941
1,001 Sqft | Built in 1946
6901 Alvarado Rd Unit 2
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Townhouse/Condo
San Diego, CA 92120
969 Sqft | Built in 1970
6253 Lake Albano Ave
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
Lake Murray
Single Family Home
San Diego, CA 92119
1,275 Sqft | Built in 1957
8587 Alpine Ave
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
La Mesa, CA 91941
908 Sqft | Built in 1945
5629 Lake Murray Blvd Unit B
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Townhouse/Condo
La Mesa, CA 91942
1,722 Sqft | Built in 1977
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Buying a Home in La Mesa, CA

La Mesa, CA is seeing rapid growth and La Mesa, CA's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 160% above the 2022 national average. La Mesa, CA is part of San Diego 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 San Diego is 0.61% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Top 14 Reasons to Live in La Mesa, CA

Great local events! La Mesa Village puts on a weekly Farmer's Market every Friday. If you are looking for an annual event to attend, check out Oktoberfest or the Antique Street Fair.

Shopping! The main place to shop here is Grossmont Center, which features Target, Macy's, Cost Plus World Market and dozens more stores. You will also find other stores scattered around the city, with Burlington Coat Factory, Fashion Exchange and BevMo.

Swimming! The La Mesa Municipal Pool offers public swim in the summer, along with swim classes if you need them. Of course, this city is only about 20 minutes from Pacific Beach and other great beaches, too.

Entertainment! If you are in the mood for a movie, you can go to Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center 10. If you would rather watch a live performance, you can attend the Sundays at Six Summer Concerts held at Harry Griffen Regional Park.

Fantastic weather! It's no secret that the San Diego area has great weather. In La Mesa, the high temperature in summer rarely goes above 85 degrees. Winters are great, too, with lows that are rarely below 46 degrees. This means spending the day at Sun Valley Golf Course or nearby Mission Trails Golf Course is entirely possible year round.

Dining! This city features lots of major restaurants, including Claim Jumper and Red Lobster. But there are also lots of unique eateries, such as La Mesa Bistro and Bakery, Tiramisu Trattoria and Swami's Cafe.

Lots of opportunities to walk! If you want to get in shape or merely take a relaxing stroll, this is the perfect city for you. You can meet neighbors when you join Walk and Talk La Mesa to walk twice a month. There is even a La Mesa Urban Walking Trails Map to check out.

Amazing location! Considering that La Mesa is in San Diego County, it's no surprise that there is lots to do without having to drive far. When you live here, you are only about a half hour from famous attractions like SeaWorld, Old Town San Diego and Ocean Beach.

Affordable rental prices! Median rent here is about $1,140 monthly, which is lower than the state's average of $1,200. Look for spacious rental homes or rent to own houses near Gateside Road and Spring Street.

Low property tax rate! Property taxes in La Mesa are amazingly low for a California city. They cost about $1,660, which is even lower than the national average, and much lower than California's average of $2,550. If you want to buy a home, check out neighborhoods near Lake Murray Boulevard and Parkway Drive.

Tons of renters! About 51% of the houses in La Mesa are renter occupied. This indicates that you won't exactly be the only one in the neighborhood to rent or even rent to own a home. If you're in search of your next dream home, check out Calavo Gardens or Mount Helix.

Reasonable median home cost! The median home here costs about $437,000, which is a little lower than California's average. You can find great deals on houses for sale and rent to own homes on El Paso Street and Cowles Mountain Boulevard.

Fast appreciation! Home appreciation here is just under 2%, which is better than average. If you want a home that will likely gain value over the years, look near Water Street and Amaya Drive.

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