Rent to own Homes in Oakland, CA

Northern California is filled with intriguing cities, but few are as multicultural, ethnically diverse and complicated as Oakland. Located in the Bay Area, just six miles from San Francisco, Oakland is the busiest port in Northern California, and the fifth busiest in America. On top of this excellence in trade, Oakland also boasts storied professional sports teams and stadiums, including the Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors, a rich history of political activism, and an insistence on sustainable, renewable and green energy practices for its residents and companies. Crime continues to plague Oakland, from rampant property crime to more disturbing violent crimes in specific neighborhoods, but the city across the way continues to grow, improve and reach for greatness while embracing its incredibly desirable individuality.

Oakland, CA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $80,143 and a median rent of $1,539, the Oakland, 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 Oakland, 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 Oakland, CA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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81 TARRY LN
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Sleepy Hollow Area
Single Family Home
Orinda, CA 94563
1,692 Sqft | Built in 1951
1600 INGALLS ST
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Bayview
Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94124
1,200 Sqft | Built in 1944
711 PORTWALK PL
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Redwood Shores
Townhouse/Condo
Redwood City, CA 94065
1,050 Sqft | Built in 1987
601 Middle Rd APT 22
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Belmont
Single Family Home
Belmont, CA 94002
550 Sqft | Built in 1907
Baine Avenue Apartments, 6437 Baine Ave
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Newark
Single Family Home
Newark, CA 94560
670 Sqft
2017 ASILOMAR DR
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Antioch, CA 94509
2,761 Sqft | Built in 1997
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
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947 INTERNATIONAL BLVD
7 Beds, 4 Baths
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East Peralta
Multifamily (5+ Units)
Oakland, CA 94606
3,428 Sqft | Built in 1911
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537 CHESTER ST
5 Beds, 2 Baths
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South Prescott
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94607
1,407 Sqft | Built in 1885
51 BARBARA RD
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Oak Springs
Single Family Home
Orinda, CA 94563
2,000 Sqft | Built in 1932
6135 BROADWAY
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Upper Rockridge
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94618
2,800 Sqft | Built in 2003
1200 65TH ST #222
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Townhouse/Condo
Emeryville, CA 94608
1,249 Sqft | Built in 2003
5614 SHATTUCK AVE
6 Beds, 4 Baths
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Multifamily (5+ Units)
Oakland, CA 94609
2,916 Sqft | Built in 1942
5262 FOOTHILL BLVD
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Fairfax
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94601
3,054 Sqft | Built in 1928
8517 D ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Woodland
Townhouse/Condo
Oakland, CA 94621
988 Sqft | Built in 1956
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1556 8TH ST
5 Beds, 2 Baths
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Prescott
Townhouse/Condo
Oakland, CA 94607
1,870 Sqft | Built in 1893
1401 BANCROFT WAY
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Poet's Corner
Townhouse/Condo
Berkeley, CA 94702
1,512 Sqft | Built in 1924
1 of 21 587 JACKSON ST
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Albany, CA 94706
2,387 Sqft | Built in 1992
1 of 5 2 BAYSIDE CT
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Marina Bay
Townhouse/Condo
Richmond, CA 94804
1,007 Sqft | Built in 1992
306 WILLOW AVE
11 Beds, 7 Baths
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Multifamily (5+ Units)
Hayward, CA 94541
4,700 Sqft | Built in 1938
1 of 32 22457 SONOMA ST
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Santa Clara
Single Family Home
Hayward, CA 94541
1,238 Sqft | Built in 1972
1 of 45 403 MAIN ST #420
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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The Embarcadero
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94105
1,083 Sqft | Built in 1997
1770 ALMOND AVE
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Downtown Walnut Creek
Single Family Home
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
1,062 Sqft | Built in 1910
1 of 59 2921 RALSTON WAY
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Fairview
Single Family Home
Hayward, CA 94541
1,913 Sqft | Built in 1983
1 of 15 403 GOLDEN GATE AVE
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Point Richmond
Townhouse/Condo
Richmond, CA 94801
1,184 Sqft | Built in 1980
1 of 9 1306 Walden Road, Apt 262
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
1,152 Sqft | Built in 1991
614 Natoma St #616B
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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SoMa
Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94103
1,202 Sqft | Built in 1906
1 of 12 45 PRIEST ST
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Nob Hill
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94109
2,060 Sqft | Built in 1926
649-651 Francisco St
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94133
4,110 Sqft | Built in 1932
1 of 16 12 MONTEZUMA ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Mission
Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94110
1,190 Sqft | Built in 1928
1 of 5 1590 LAS TRAMPAS RD
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Alamo, CA 94507
2,698 Sqft | Built in 1948
1 of 102 1650 JACKSON ST #805
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Nob Hill
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94109
936 Sqft | Built in 1991
243 OAK ST
4 Beds, 1.2 Bath
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Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94102
12,600 Sqft | Built in 1911
1201 LAGUNA ST
1 Bed, 3.8 Baths
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Western Addition
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94115
21,000 Sqft | Built in 1929
4556 Appian Way TRAILER 10
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
El Sobrante, CA 94803
900 Sqft
706 OAK ST
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94117
11,000 Sqft | Built in 1910
2144 STONE VALLEY RD
6 Beds, 7 Baths
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Single Family Home
Alamo, CA 94507
4,784 Sqft | Built in 1955
137 LINDEN AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
San Bruno, CA 94066
1,370 Sqft | Built in 1910
21555 EDEN CANYON RD
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Castro Valley, CA 94552
4,131 Sqft | Built in 1981
1 of 37 101 MORNING GLORY LN
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Martinez, CA 94553
2,421 Sqft | Built in 2001
1 of 43 147 VILLAGE PL
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Martinez, CA 94553
911 Sqft | Built in 1983
2085 OCEAN AVE
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Ingleside Terrace
Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94127
2,730 Sqft | Built in 1922
1 of 19 8300 OCEANVIEW TER #111
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Ingleside Heights
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94132
665 Sqft | Built in 2002
1 of 8 73 SUMMIT WAY
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Stonestown Apartments
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94132
2,024 Sqft | Built in 2015
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Buying a Home in Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA is seeing rapid growth and Oakland, CA's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -100% below the 2022 national average. Oakland, CA is part of Alameda 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 Alameda is 0.68% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in Oakland, CA

Median Rent in Oakland, CA

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Top Reasons to Live in Oakland CA

Housing Statistics When searching for a new home, condo or property in Oakland, it's vitally important to consider the neighborhood when comparing prices and amenities. The median house or condo price in Oakland in 2011 was $419,200, which is elevated over California's median cost of a home. Because of the high prices, rent to own homes may prove more attractive to new buyers looking to take advantage of the growing housing market. Unfortunately, vacancies are low. The current percentage of home vacancies rests around 1.9 percent, with rental apartment vacancies looking more appealing at around 4.6 percent. Overall, the percentage of owned homes is 57 percent, rented is 42 percent and vacant is 1.9 percent (not including rentals).

Local Sports Oakland is a particularly athletic town, with several professional sports teams playing in the city. The Oakland Raiders were founded in 1960, and excusing a 12-year stint in Los Angeles, have been playing in O-Town ever since. The home games are held at the Oakland Coliseum, they same stadium that hosts the Oakland Athletics Baseball team. As for basketball, the Golden State Warriors play their games at the Oracle Arena, located at the bottom edge of the city's borders.

Local Shopping Oakland is rife with excellent shopping, from boutiques of both independent and high-end designers to chain stores, thrift shops and an endless list of charming mom-and-pop businesses featuring everything from clothing to home decor to pet supplies. Jack London Square has several big chain retail shops, including Bed, Bath and Beyond and Cost Plus World Market. Rockridge has numerous charming salons, sustainable clothing stores and jewelry shops, such as Christensen Heller Gallery. Lake Merritt has everything from Moonstar Florist to Oaklandish clothing store.

Neighborhood Guide Oakland has an extensive neighborhood system, with over 50 distinct districts. There are some general areas that residents refer to when speaking of Oakland's neighborhoods that cover several more specialized areas, and they give an accurate idea of what life is like in those parts. It's important to research the neighborhood well before considering buying up property, as each location presents very real advantages and disadvantages. Certain neighborhoods have especially high crime, while others boast excellent school systems. Many others are notably "green" or focused on political activism. Cultures are very diverse in this area, and a few blocks can make the difference between up-and-coming and unsafe at any hour.

Oakland, CA Frequently Asked Questions

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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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