Rent to own Homes in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento may not be the most famous city in California, but it's certainly one of its most charming and inviting: It once named by Time magazine as "America's Most Diverse City." That's a title many of the local inhabitants are still proud of today, as you may well find out when you walk around town! Being 6th largest city in the state, Sacramento has a lot of interesting things to see and do, with a beautiful cityscape, great museums and parks, and a rich sporting history.

Sacramento, CA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $65,847 and a median rent of $1,328, the Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, CA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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3947 Y ST
Rent To Own
Med Center
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95817
4
2
1913 ft2
2008
8440 STEVENSON AVE
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95828
4
3
2600 ft2
1969
3633 PLYMOUTH DR
Rent To Own
Larchmont Village
Single Family Home
North Highlands, CA 95660
3
1
1013 ft2
1957
9008 QUAIL KNOLL CT
Rent To Own
Elk Grove
Single Family Home
Elk Grove, CA 95624
5
4
3395 ft2
2004
1 of 25 170 LAPWING LN
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Galt, CA 95632
3
2
1119 ft2
1992
2406 19TH ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Land Park
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95818
1
1
766 ft2
1900
4707 BOYCE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Parkway
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95823
3
2
1231 ft2
2012
492 COOL WIND WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95831
4
3
1588 ft2
1984
1 of 25 1309 LYNETTE WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95831
4
3
1848 ft2
1961
1 of 5 6937 BRIGGS DR
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95828
4
2
1146 ft2
1963
New
2758 43RD ST
Rent to Own Eligible
North Oak Park
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95817
3
2
1169 ft2
1910
500 N ST #1108
Rent to Own Eligible
Downtown
Townhouse/Condo
Sacramento, CA 95814
2
2
1261 ft2
1981
New
8756 REDWOOD GROVE WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
Elk Grove
Single Family Home
Elk Grove, CA 95624
3
2
1108 ft2
1999
7465 24TH ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Meadowview
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95822
3
2
1032 ft2
1960
New
9018 DRURY CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Rancho Cordova
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95826
3
2
1328 ft2
1975
3624 ARDMORE RD
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95821
4
2
1775 ft2
1955
19 SALT CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Parkway
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95823
3
2
1418 ft2
1980
5032 CLOVER GLEN WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95824
3
2
1138 ft2
1986
3661 MONTCLAIRE ST
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95821
3
1
1280 ft2
1959
New
5749 NINA WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95824
4
2
2093 ft2
1935
New
3949 ORANGE GROVE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95841
2
1
1498 ft2
1965
New
3923 SENATE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
North Highlands, CA 95660
3
2
1104 ft2
1981
New
2841 24TH AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
North City Farms
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95820
3
2
1020 ft2
1989
6265 RIVERSIDE BLVD
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95831
2
2
1508 ft2
1983
New
2017 35TH ST
Rent to Own Eligible
East Sacramento
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95817
2
1
850 ft2
1947
New
551 WALNUT ST
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
West Sacramento, CA 95691
2
1
764 ft2
1954
New
5200 F ST
Rent to Own Eligible
East Sacramento
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95819
3
1
1217 ft2
1946
2705 IONE ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Del Paso Manor
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95821
3
2
2127 ft2
1980
Hot New
3231 32ND AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
South City Farms
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95824
3
2
1200 ft2
1948
New
1732 ROANOKE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
East Del Paso Heights
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95838
2
1
876 ft2
1942
New
2950 MARCONI AVE #207
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Townhouse/Condo
Sacramento, CA 95821
1
1
696 ft2
1951
1 of 40 5079 PASADENA AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95841
3
2
1788 ft2
1985
3507 LEATHA WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95821
2
1
963 ft2
1950
3333 19TH AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
South Oak Park
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95820
2
1
846 ft2
1945
New
7421 CANDLEWOOD WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
Meadowview
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95822
3
2
1128 ft2
1959
3910 TRICIA WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
North Highlands, CA 95660
3
2
1365 ft2
1984
1713 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Old West Sacramento
Single Family Home
West Sacramento, CA 95691
3
2
1120 ft2
1940
3604 FRENCH AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95821
3
2
1065 ft2
1953
New
1 of 21 2625 STINGRAY CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Rancho Cordova
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95826
3
2
1376 ft2
1975
New
5620 DANA WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
Mangan Park
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95822
3
3
2408 ft2
1990
New
4212 LAVONNE LN
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95821
3
3
2128 ft2
1972
New
420 34TH ST
Rent to Own Eligible
East Sacramento
Single Family Home
Sacramento, CA 95816
3
1
1471 ft2
1923
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Buying a Home in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA is seeing rapid growth and Sacramento, CA's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 66% above the 2024 national average. Sacramento, CA is part of Sacramento 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 Sacramento is 0.68% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in Sacramento, CA

Median Rent in Sacramento, CA

Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.

Average Cost of Living in Sacramento, CA

For a family of four, the average utilities cost, minus rent, is $3,733.59 and $1,043.87 for a single person.

Average Cost of a Home in Sacramento, CA

The median cost of a home in Sacramento, CA, is $450,00 which is above the national average and one of the more expensive housing markets in the US.

Sacramento Statistics

If you're interested in Sacramento rent-to-own homes, don't forget to consider important factors in addition to monthly living costs, such as average commute, taxes, crime rates, etc. The following are some common Sacramento statistics compared to the U.S. national average.

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Housing Statistics

Anyone interested in finding houses to buy, or rent in Sacramento may be interested in the city's housing statistics, particularly in relation to average house prices and property types. Median house prices are back on the rise after falling dramatically from 2006 to 2009 and leveling out midway through 2012. Since then, median prices have started to rise, although they remain far from their peak from 2006, before the housing market collapsed. Currently, the median sales price for homes in Sacramento is $195,500, with average sales prices of $313,189. These figures are based on the 3,315 home sales that took place over the month of July 2013, a figure that fluctuates each month. If you are looking for a rental house, note that a whopping 46.28% of the properties here are renter occupied. If you want to rent for a while then put down roots, a rent to own home might be in the cards for you.

Local Restaurants

Sacramento, like any major city, is home to thousands of different restaurants. The Firehouse is certainly a top billing nightspot for foodies in the city, with a pretty interior featuring some lovely paintings of local landmarks to gaze upon as you chow down. If you're looking for something really trendy, try Mason's. It's atmosphere will make you feel like you're in one of the biggest and most chic cities in the world. If you want something with more of a local feel, try The Waterboy. Their mainly French and Italian menu changes each month, and their wine list is pretty extensive. Right in the heart of Downtown Sacramento you'll also find Ella Dining Room and Bar, a restaurant and bar with a host of honors to its name. Located near all of the main hotels in the center of town, it is a perfect location to suck in some hungry tourists, providing wonderful service and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Throughout the city there are some wonderful spots for a bit of food, so no visitor or local is ever going to be left with a grumbling stomach wherever they happen to be!

Nightlife

Sacramento plays host to a wide variety of bars, clubs, comedy venues, and other entertainment establishments to help you create your own memorable evenings. Torch Club is one of the best and, although it's a bit 'gritty', it's a blues bar so it should be! With great musicians and bands, a cozy bar, and a very friendly atmosphere, it's a great spot for lovers of live music. If you're looking for something a bit more upscale, the Park Ultra Lounge is a great place to be a VIP. If you're more interested in pop and some cheesy tunes, Badlands might be for you. There may only be the one dance floor, but if you're feeling a little too closed in, you can always go outside on the patio next to a beautiful waterfall, or head up to the mezzanine to catch your breath. All in all, Sacramento's nightlife might not be able to live up to New York, LA, or Miami, but it will still offer you everything you need for a fun night on the town

Neighborhood Guide

Sacramento groups almost all of its neighborhoods into four main areas: area one (Central and Eastern), area two (Southwestern), area three (Southeastern), and area four (above the American River). However, there are also some other prominent neighborhoods outside of these areas where you'll be able to snap up a bargain when looking for homes for sale. Sacramento has a good selection of rentals and homes to purchase, and they are scattered in numerous areas throughout the city.

Sacramento, CA Frequently Asked Questions

Sacramento, CA is considered one of the best places to live in the country. Residents are mostly college grads in their 20s and 30s and there are plenty of things to do for both singles and families.

Yes, Sacramento is safe with both violent and property crime rates below the national average

Sacramento, CAs cost of living is 17% higher than the national average. The average monthly cost of living, minus rent, for a family of four, is $3,733.59 and $1,043.87 for a single person.

Sacramento doesn't sit on any major fault lines but it does experience small earthquakes as a result of its proximity to SAn Francisco.