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.

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81 TARRY LN
Rent To Own
Sleepy Hollow Area
Single Family Home
Orinda, CA 94563
3
2
1692 ft2
1951
1600 INGALLS ST
Rent To Own
Bayview
Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94124
4
2
1200 ft2
1944
1 MANDALAY PL #1506
Rent To Own
Paradise Valley
Townhouse/Condo
South San Francisco, CA 94080
2
2
1548 ft2
2004
New
1405 Julia Lane
Rent To Own
Mt. Diablo Health Care District
Single Family Home
Concord, CA 94518
4
4
2143 ft2
2023
New
65 Lausanne Ave
Rent To Own
Hillside
Single Family Home
Daly City, CA 94014
1
1
750 ft2
1976
New
3475 Chapman Way
Rent To Own
Mt. Diablo Health Care District
Single Family Home
Concord, CA 94518
4
4
2466 ft2
2023
New
4722 BALTHAZAR TER
Rent To Own
Ardenwood
Townhouse/Condo
Fremont, CA 94555
3
3
1755 ft2
1987
711 PORTWALK PL
Rent To Own
Redwood Shores
Townhouse/Condo
Redwood City, CA 94065
3
2
1050 ft2
1987
601 Middle Rd APT 22
Rent To Own
Belmont
Single Family Home
Belmont, CA 94002
1
1
550 ft2
1907
967 JORDAN ST
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Montara, CA 94037
4
4
3469 ft2
1981
2017 ASILOMAR DR
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Antioch, CA 94509
5
4
2761 ft2
1997
New
5414 Nuovo Way
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Antioch, CA 94531
4
2
1661 ft2
New
5378 Frisanco Way
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Antioch, CA 94531
3
2
1448 ft2
New
1 of 2 1831 Geneva Ln.
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Antioch, CA 94509
2
2
1344 ft2
1990
New
5903 SUTTON PARK PL
Rent To Own
Cupertino
Single Family Home
Cupertino, CA 95014
5
5
2489 ft2
1972
New
3175 Center Drive
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Fairfield, CA 94533
4
3
2065 ft2
New
3187 Center Drive
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Fairfield, CA 94533
5
3
2311 ft2
New
3199 Center Drive
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Single Family Home
Fairfield, CA 94533
3
2
1353 ft2
200 Ford Rd SPACE 37B
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
San Jose, CA 95138
1
1
373 ft2
2012
437 Chateau La Salle Dr #437
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
San Jose, CA 95111
2
2
1440 ft2
1980
New
423 Sentinel Drive
Rent to Own Eligible
Alameda Landing
Single Family Home
Alameda, CA 94501
2
2
1000 ft2
2024
New
443 Martin Mariner Ave
Rent to Own Eligible
Alameda Landing
Single Family Home
Alameda, CA 94501
2
2
1102 ft2
2024
New
2826 Fifth Street
Rent to Own Eligible
Alameda Landing
Single Family Home
Alameda, CA 94501
3
2
1454 ft2
2022
New
2137 Otis # APT 116
Rent to Own Eligible
South Shore
Single Family Home
Alameda, CA 94501
1
1
778 ft2
1966
New
2777 5TH ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Alameda Landing
Townhouse/Condo
Alameda, CA 94501
2
3
1638 ft2
2015
New
2045 Stanford Street
Rent to Own Eligible
Alameda
Single Family Home
Alameda, CA 94501
2
3
1462 ft2
2023
988 FRANKLIN ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Chinatown
Townhouse/Condo
Oakland, CA 94607
1
1
615 ft2
1993
New
1321 WEBSTER ST #D308
Rent to Own Eligible
West End
Townhouse/Condo
Alameda, CA 94501
1
1
701 ft2
1970
373 4TH ST #2B
Rent to Own Eligible
Produce and Waterfront
Townhouse/Condo
Oakland, CA 94607
1
1
1400 ft2
1909
New
1515 14th Ave
Rent to Own Eligible
Clinton
Townhouse/Condo
Oakland, CA 94606
2
1
791 ft2
2004
New
2101 SHORELINE DR #262
Rent to Own Eligible
South Shore
Townhouse/Condo
Alameda, CA 94501
2
2
1145 ft2
1974
New
1170 9TH ST
Rent to Own Eligible
West End
Townhouse/Condo
Alameda, CA 94501
1
1
767 ft2
1959
New
5012 CONGRESS AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Fairfax
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94601
4
2
1951 ft2
1922
405 CENTRE CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Bay Farm Island
Townhouse/Condo
Alameda, CA 94502
2
1
1042 ft2
1984
955 SHOREPOINT CT #220
Rent to Own Eligible
South Shore
Townhouse/Condo
Alameda, CA 94501
2
2
995 ft2
1971
2803 23RD AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Tuxedo
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94606
3
2
871 ft2
1922
3856 LYMAN RD
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94602
2
1
1014 ft2
1925
New
118 Brush
Rent to Own Eligible
West End
Single Family Home
Alameda, CA 94501
2
1
717 ft2
1941
New
2550 DANA ST #8FG
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Townhouse/Condo
Berkeley, CA 94704
2
2
1200 ft2
1962
2939 22ND AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Tuxedo
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94606
2
1
1314 ft2
1928
496 ALMANZA DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Sobrante Park
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94603
3
1
1189 ft2
1945
801 FRANKLIN ST #501
Rent to Own Eligible
Chinatown
Townhouse/Condo
Oakland, CA 94607
1
1
810 ft2
1976
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Buying a Home in Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA is seeing rapid growth and Oakland, CA's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 236% above the 2024 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 2024 for county Alameda is 0.68% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

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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.