Rent to Own Homes in Tehachapi, CA

Nestled high in the Tehachapi mountains in Kern County, California, Tehachapi is over a half-mile above sea level, in a valley known for its excellent four-season climate. In fact, the name Tehachapi most likely comes from the word for tough climb in a language of the local tribes who've called the Tehachapi Valley home for thousands of years. Tehachapi is located near the Mojave Desert, but it's altitude makes it a uniquely comfortable environment for its 14,000 residents.

Tehachapi, CA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $47,039 and a median rent of $1,052, the Tehachapi, 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 Tehachapi, 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 Tehachapi, CA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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9 Lucas Dr
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Keene, CA 93518
912 Sqft | Built in 1949
1 of 9 2112 Sandy Ln
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Hillcrest
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93306
1,566 Sqft | Built in 1957
1112 Pearl St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93305
1,080 Sqft | Built in 1930
Hot
1 of 18 123 Roberts Ln
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Oildale
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
432 Sqft | Built in 1950
1 of 22 324 Terrace Hill Ave
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
Highland Knolls
Single Family Home
Bakersfield, CA 93308
2,656 Sqft | Built in 2003
23441 El Rancho Dr
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
2,108 Sqft | Built in 1983
208 W B St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,106 Sqft | Built in 1954
21001 Angel St
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,176 Sqft | Built in 1979
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
22151 Buena Vista St
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,675 Sqft | Built in 1986
19612 Iris Way
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,185 Sqft | Built in 1985
815 Elm St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,901 Sqft | Built in 1989
19500 Sandy Ct
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,800 Sqft | Built in 1982
21904 Golden Star Blvd
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
2,421 Sqft | Built in 1990
22333 Milky Way
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,568 Sqft | Built in 1989
21821 Brook Dr
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,429 Sqft | Built in 1988
19616 Brite Valley Rd
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,797 Sqft | Built in 1990
19705 Moon Dr
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,604 Sqft | Built in 1990
18331 Wrangler Way
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
1,438 Sqft | Built in 2004
29651 San Joaquin Dr
2 Beds, 2.75 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Tehachapi, CA 93561
2,704 Sqft | Built in 1980
3327 Martin Ave
4 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Mojave, CA 93501
1,855 Sqft | Built in 1957
2864 Corona Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Mojave, CA 93501
1,334 Sqft | Built in 1990
2849 Benito Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Mojave, CA 93501
1,033 Sqft | Built in 1958
2829 Benito Ave
4 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Mojave, CA 93501
1,349 Sqft | Built in 1958
209 Tucker St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
812 Sqft | Built in 1924
457 Franklin St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Townhouse/Condo
Arvin, CA 93203
2,267 Sqft | Built in 1961
1008 Swanson Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (NOD)
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
1,232 Sqft | Built in 1997
1221 Chula Vista Ave
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
1,789 Sqft | Built in 2015
556 Walnut Dr
1 Bed, 7.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
440 Sqft | Built in 1949
233 Monroe St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
1,036 Sqft | Built in 1958
1401 Durham St
2 Beds, 7.5 Baths
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
864 Sqft | Built in 1944
1325 Royal St
4 Beds, 1.75 Bath
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
1,243 Sqft | Built in 1957
115 Richard St
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
1,094 Sqft | Built in 1988
320 Heard Ct
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Arvin, CA 93203
1,258 Sqft | Built in 1992
18649 W Avenue B8
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Lancaster, CA 93536
2,470 Sqft | Built in 1994
3816 Parkridge Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
1,633 Sqft | Built in 1995
3825 Arbor Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
1,305 Sqft | Built in 1995
2770 Felsite Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
2,081 Sqft | Built in 1985
3025 Melvin St
4 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
1,522 Sqft | Built in 1989
3306 Kellie Ave
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
1,329 Sqft | Built in 1992
3135 Perdot Ave
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
2,079 Sqft | Built in 2007
3108 Perdot Ave
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
2,700 Sqft | Built in 2007
3436 Glendower St
4 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
1,306 Sqft | Built in 1966
2154 Alexander Ave
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
1,029 Sqft | Built in 1966
2018 Eastwind Ct
3 Beds, 1.75 Bath
Pre-Foreclosure (Lis Pendens)
 
Single Family Home
Rosamond, CA 93560
1,593 Sqft | Built in 2000
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Buying a Home in Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi, CA is seeing rapid growth and Tehachapi, CA's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 5% above the 2022 national average. Tehachapi, CA is part of Kern 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 Kern is 0.8% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Top 6 Reasons to Live in Tehachapi, CA

The wine in Tehachapi is excellent! Unlike much of the surrounding desert landscape, the soil and climate in the Tehachapi Valley is excellent for growing grapevines. There are a number of wineries in the area, including the Souza Family Vineyard, which was founded in 2003 by the Souza brothers, who also own a ranch in the valley. Also nearby is the Triassic Legacy Vineyards, along with a number of other smaller wineries and tasting rooms. In fact, many believe that Tehachapi is on its way to becoming another California wine region, due to the quality of grapes grown here.

Get outside in Tehachapi! Tehachapi offers a great climate and terrain for camping, and there are a number of campgrounds in the area, including the Tehachapi Mountain Camp and the Sierra Flats campground. There are also equestrian trails throughout the campground area and a 10-horse corral next to the horseshoe campground.

Tehachapi has some beautiful and unusual ranches! Tehachapi, like a lot of rural areas, has numerous ranches. But the ranches here in Tehachapi often take on a creative, unique aspect that sets them apart. For example, residents and visitors to Tehachapi can visit the Indian Point Ostrich Ranch, which is a 20-acre working ranch that gives regular tours. You can also see and meet several of the ostrich residents at the ranch. Also nearby is the Mourning Cloak Ranch and Botanical Gardens, which is a 30-acre ranch that was mostly converted into a botanical garden, which features over 2,800 different species of flora. Visitors can experience the garden via a number of trails that run throughout the property.

Tehachapi knows its music! Surprisingly, Tehachapi has two symphony orchestras. If you're looking for more contemporary music, Tehachapi has several music rooms and theaters, which is far more than the average 14,000 person community.

Home values in Tehachapi are really reasonable! While the median home price in Tehachapi is slightly higher than the surrounding areas, home prices are much more reasonable than the average for California. The median home value in Tehachapi is $212,500, with a list price per square foot of $139. In addition, home values in Tehachapi are going up, having risen 5.7% over last year. Look for great deals at the Will Tree Apartments or The Orchard Apartments.

There are homes to rent in Tehachapi! There are rent to own homes in Tehachapi, in addition to regular rental homes. Rents vary, but the range isn't as great as other areas. Typical rates for a rent to own home in Tehachapi starts around $1,100 per month and goes up to $2,300 per month. Consider residential areas around Dennison Rd and W Valley Blvd.

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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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