Rent to Own Homes in San Jose, CA

San Jose is not a cheap place to live, but the quality of life will blow you out of the Bay water! The average listing price here is $781,829 and the median sales price is $610,500. The area is known for having one of the lowest housing vacancy rates in the entire country, which is at 4 percent, so be prepared to take your time finding a place to buy or rent to own. Renters make up 39.85 percent of the population, and homeowners make up around 56 percent.

San Jose, CA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $117,324 and a median rent of $2,232, the San Jose, 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 San Jose, 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 San Jose, CA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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New
1 of 32 488 Ferne Ave
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Greenmeadow
Single Family Home
Palo Alto, CA 94306
1,611 Sqft | Built in 1956
601 Middle Rd Apt 22
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Belmont
Single Family Home
Belmont, CA 94002
550 Sqft | Built in 1907
1 Mandalay Pl Unit 1506
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Paradise Valley
Townhouse/Condo
South San Francisco, CA 94080
1,548 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 10 1166 10th St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94607
1,064 Sqft | Built in 1893
Hot
1324 Campbell St, B
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Prescott
Single Family Home
Oakland, CA 94607
1,000 Sqft
Hot
81 Tarry Ln
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Sleepy Hollow Area
Single Family Home
Orinda, CA 94563
1,692 Sqft | Built in 1951
2200 Pacific Avenue, 3f
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Pacific Heights
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94115
1,856 Sqft
437 Chateau La Salle Dr #437
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
San Jose, CA 95111
1,440 Sqft | Built in 1980
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
Baine Avenue Apartments, 6437 Baine Ave
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Newark
Single Family Home
Newark, CA 94560
670 Sqft
711 Portwalk Pl
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Redwood Shores
Townhouse/Condo
Redwood City, CA 94065
1,050 Sqft | Built in 1987
1745 Harker Ct
5 Beds, 4.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Lathrop, CA 95330
2,977 Sqft | Built in 2018
Hot
1 of 19 1557 Glencrest Dr
5 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Valley View - Reed
Single Family Home
San Jose, CA 95118
1,910 Sqft | Built in 1963
1 of 9 5450 Monterey Hwy Spc 1c
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
San Jose, CA 95111
1,176 Sqft | Built in 2001
1 of 30 226 W. Edith Ave., Unit 23
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
North Los Altos
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Los Altos, CA 94402
1,181 Sqft | Built in 1975
1 of 18 8408 Delta Dr
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
Gilroy, CA 95020
1,120 Sqft | Built in 1982
Hot
1 of 30 4522 Wharf Rd
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Soquel, CA 95073
2,064 Sqft | Built in 1977
1 Heritage Ct
5 Beds, 5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Atherton, CA 94027
4,120 Sqft | Built in 1912
4610 Capitola Rd
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Capitola, CA 95010
1,243 Sqft | Built in 1930
1 of 8 1866 Valparaiso Ave
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
University Heights
Single Family Home
Menlo Park, CA 94025
400 Sqft | Built in 1940
726 Foxbrough Pl
3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Pleasanton, CA 94566
3,594 Sqft | Built in 1994
1 of 16 10 Oakridge St
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Watsonville, CA 95076
1,864 Sqft | Built in 1984
1 of 32 22457 Sonoma St
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Santa Clara
Single Family Home
Hayward, CA 94541
1,238 Sqft | Built in 1972
306 Willow Ave
11 Beds, 6 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (5+ Units)
Hayward, CA 94541
4,424 Sqft | Built in 1938
1 of 59 2921 Ralston Way
3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Fairview
Single Family Home
Hayward, CA 94541
1,913 Sqft | Built in 1983
1 of 17 10 Sequoia Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
La Honda, CA 94020
2,500 Sqft | Built in 1933
Hot
1 of 57 2192 Erie Ct
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Eastlake
Single Family Home
Tracy, CA 95304
3,054 Sqft | Built in 2000
1 of 48 711 W Aquino Way
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Mountain House, CA 95391
3,540 Sqft | Built in 2017
1 of 27 202 Portola Way
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Tracy, CA 95376
1,156 Sqft | Built in 1962
24 Mirada Rd
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
2,570 Sqft | Built in 1986
1 of 14 667 32nd St
7 Beds, 6 Baths
Rent To Own
Hoover - Foster
Multifamily (5+ Units)
Oakland, CA 94609
4,915 Sqft | Built in 1906
Hot
1 of 5 1556 8th St
5 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Prescott
Townhouse/Condo
Oakland, CA 94607
1,870 Sqft | Built in 1893
51 Barbara Rd
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Oak Springs
Single Family Home
Orinda, CA 94563
1,388 Sqft | Built in 1932
1770 Almond Ave
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Downtown Walnut Creek
Single Family Home
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
1,062 Sqft | Built in 1910
5614 Shattuck Ave
6 Beds, 4 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (5+ Units)
Oakland, CA 94609
2,916 Sqft | Built in 1942
1 of 9 1306 Walden Road, Apt 262
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
1,152 Sqft | Built in 1991
1 of 38 6363 Christie Ave Apt 1424
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
Emeryville, CA 94608
768 Sqft | Built in 1984
1200 65th St Apt 222
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
Emeryville, CA 94608
1,249 Sqft | Built in 2003
1 of 13 140 Ivy Avenue Unit F47
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Patterson, CA 95363
1,147 Sqft | Built in 2017
614 Natoma St #616b
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
SoMa
Single Family Home
San Francisco, CA 94103
1,202 Sqft | Built in 1906
New
243 Oak St
18 Beds, 12 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94102
9,099 Sqft | Built in 1911
1 of 19 8300 Oceanview Ter Apt 111
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Ingleside Heights
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94132
665 Sqft | Built in 2002
New
706 Oak St
12 Beds, 10 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94117
10,500 Sqft | Built in 1910
New
1 of 12 45 Priest St
2 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Nob Hill
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94109
2,060 Sqft | Built in 1926
New
1201 Laguna St
38 Beds, 38 Baths
Rent To Own
Western Addition
Townhouse/Condo
San Francisco, CA 94115
19,836 Sqft | Built in 1929
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Buying a Home in San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA is seeing rapid growth and San Jose, CA's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 326% above the 2022 national average. San Jose, CA is part of Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara is 0.67% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in San Jose, CA

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School Systems San Jose boasts a number of award-winning schools and is known overall for having excellent educational facilities. The city has 262 primary and secondary schools. Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary School is one of the best schools in the area. There are a number of school districts in and near San Jose - Union Elementary, Cambrian and Evergreen Elementary are some of the highest rated. Whether you are interested in public or private schools for your kids, you will have excellent options in San Jose.

Outdoor Activities San Jose is located in one of the most beautiful and scenic regions of the country. Californians are an active bunch and love to take advantage of the great outdoors and all the activities that can be found in and around the city. San Francisco is just an hour north of San Jose, where you can find relaxing beaches and hilly city streets to do some urban hiking and exploring. To the east of San Jose is Alum Rock Park, a canyon and creek that has beautiful springs and waterfalls. Mount Hamilton looks down over this area; standing over 4,000 feet tall, it's a great spot to take in some scenic views of the Bay. Only about an hour away you can find the Santa Cruz Mountains and lovely beaches and hikes along the coast. Driving this route is a fantastic way to get around California, too. The Pacific Coast Highway extends all the way from San Francisco down the whole coast of California and offers stunning views of the cliffs and Pacific Ocean. Driving in Saratoga Hills just outside San Jose is a beautiful way to spend the day, as well. If you head south, you'll find Half Moon Bay Beach, a place known for its huge crashing waves and beautiful sunsets. Whether you like beaches, mountains or something in between, San Jose has it all.

Neighborhood Guide San Jose has a number of different kinds of communities and little neighborhoods that keep the city varied and interesting. Each of the most popular neighborhoods offers a unique glimpse into the flair and flavor of this cosmopolitan city.

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