Rent to own Homes in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is the capital, as well as the biggest city. in the Midwestern state of Iowa. It has no shortage of events and attractions to offer, from the famed Arnold Palmer Signature Course to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in the Western Gateway District. The Des Moines Art Center offers amazing art and architecture for those looking for a cultural getaway, and the Kruidenier Trail or Principal Riverwalk will offer both exercise and sightseeing for people who want to get a deeper glimpse into this beautiful city.

Des Moines, IA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $54,843 and a median rent of $881, the Des Moines, IA 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 Des Moines, IA. 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 Des Moines, IA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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108 NE 6TH CT
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
3
1
1088 ft2
1989
1 of 17 4703 64TH ST
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Urbandale
Single Family Home
Urbandale, IA 50322
4
3
1804 ft2
1997
1 of 20 3919 LAY ST
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Douglas Acres
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
3
2
992 ft2
1968
Hot
1 of 21 2150 FOUNTAIN CREST DR
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Copper Creek
Townhouse/Condo
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
4
3
1397 ft2
2002
1 of 23 2160 FOUNTAIN CREST DR
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Copper Creek
Townhouse/Condo
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
4
3
1397 ft2
2002
Hot
2335 E WALNUT ST
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Fairground
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
4
2
1378 ft2
1912
3255 EASTON BLVD
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Accent
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
2
1
1816 ft2
1870
Hot
1 of 24 5195 PINE VALLEY DR
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Pleasant Hill
Single Family Home
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
3
2
1704 ft2
2006
Hot
2308 CAPITOL AVE
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Fairground
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
2
1
748 ft2
1905
Hot
233 E PARK AVE
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Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50315
3
1
960 ft2
1957
Hot
1 of 3 19 E TITUS AVE
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Fort Des Moines
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50315
2
1
864 ft2
1947
1 of 19 4310 ALLISON AVE
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Beaverdale
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50310
2
2
1683 ft2
1939
1 of 19 2756 BOSTON AVE
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Prospect Park
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50310
3
2
1880 ft2
1973
1 of 9 3324 52ND ST
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Merle Hay
Townhouse/Condo
Des Moines, IA 50310
2
2
1224 ft2
1948
1 of 11 1440 64TH ST
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Windsor Heights
Single Family Home
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
3
2
1328 ft2
1938
1 of 11 3521 27TH PL
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Prospect Park
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50310
2
2
768 ft2
1950
Hot
1 of 40 4060 NE 47TH ST
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Capitol Heights
Single Family Home
Des Moines, IA 50317
3
1
1440 ft2
1942
Hot
720 11TH ST
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West Des Moines
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50265
3
2
1752 ft2
1942
1 of 12 1804 TIMBERVIEW DR
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Single Family Home
Norwalk, IA 50211
5
3
1795 ft2
2018
1 of 27 3213 ASHWOOD DR
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Urbandale
Single Family Home
Urbandale, IA 50322
4
2
912 ft2
1958
7845 DRAKE ST
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Clive
Single Family Home
Clive, IA 50325
4
1
1339 ft2
1966
1 of 27 3843 81st St
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Urbandale
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Urbandale, IA 50263
4
3
2202 ft2
1972
1 of 4 420 nw65th lane
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Saylorville
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Des Moines, IA 50313
5
2
2250 ft2
1 of 19 714 35TH ST SW
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Altoona
Single Family Home
Altoona, IA 50009
4
3
2300 ft2
2018
1 of 21 630 34TH PL
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Fairmeadows
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50265
4
3
1954 ft2
1973
Hot
1 of 31 9915 TANGLEWOOD DR
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Golf View Estates
Single Family Home
Urbandale, IA 50322
4
4
1749 ft2
1987
1 of 21 312 SW CARRIAGE DR
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Southwest Ankeny
Single Family Home
Ankeny, IA 50023
4
3
2417 ft2
2014
Hot
4425 MILLS CIVIC PKWY #802
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West Des Moines
Townhouse/Condo
West Des Moines, IA 50265
2
2
1523 ft2
1999
Hot
403 LINCOLN ST SE
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Single Family Home
Bondurant, IA 50035
6
2
1315 ft2
1958
Hot
1 of 24 12380 WALNUT RIDGE CT
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Clive
Single Family Home
Clive, IA 50325
5
3
2850 ft2
1997
Hot
1 of 20 808 SE 13TH ST
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
3
3
1460 ft2
2006
Hot
1 of 9 1116 59TH ST
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West Des Moines
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50266
3
3
1610 ft2
1987
Hot
1 of 13 905 N JAMES ST
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
4
2
2349 ft2
1994
Hot
1 of 19 604 NW 10TH CIR
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Grimes
Single Family Home
Grimes, IA 50111
3
3
1594 ft2
2008
Hot
1 of 25 197 79TH ST
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West Des Moines
Townhouse/Condo
West Des Moines, IA 50266
3
3
2056 ft2
2011
1 of 39 715 79TH PL
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West Des Moines
Single Family Home
West Des Moines, IA 50266
4
4
1782 ft2
2004
1 of 49 3912 NE BELLAGIO CIR
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Northeast Ankeny
Single Family Home
Ankeny, IA 50021
6
5
3841 ft2
2013
Hot
1 of 25 5022 NE SENECA DR
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Northeast Ankeny
Single Family Home
Ankeny, IA 50021
4
3
1616 ft2
2016
1 of 26 1215 S G ST
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Single Family Home
Indianola, IA 50125
4
4
1630 ft2
1994
Hot
1 of 72 795 SE WACO PL
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Waukee
Single Family Home
Waukee, IA 50263
4
3
3037 ft2
2005
Hot
1 of 22 402 E 14TH PL
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Single Family Home
Indianola, IA 50125
5
4
1834 ft2
2001
Hot
1 of 25 109 ROLLING PRAIRIE DR
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Single Family Home
Runnells, IA 50237
3
3
1466 ft2
2016
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Buying a Home in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA is seeing rapid growth and Des Moines, IA's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -35% below the 2024 national average. Des Moines, IA is part of Polk 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 Polk is 1.6% which is above the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Housing Statistics The most recent statistics for Des Moines show the average listing price for homes at $134,568, and the median sales price at $118,000. The city has a vacancy rate of 5.3 percent, which means looking for rent to own homes or other properties here could take some time. However, there is an annual residential turnover of 23.44 percent, so properties do become available eventually.

Local Restaurants Des Moines is not just a meat-and-potatoes Midwestern city. You'll find everything you can dream of here, from Indian to French, falafel to pizza. The Chophouse on Grand Avenue serves up delectable prime beef in an upscale setting. Check out the Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant for delicious cocktails and small plates while you listen to piano players from all over the country. BOS, in the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, has some local flair - try it for a real Midwestern meal. Samurai Sushi and Hibachi employs traditional Japanese cooking techniques to entertain you during your dinner. Sarah is the place to go for Bosnian and Eastern European foods like moussaka, tehrana, baklava and pitas. Head down to Locust Street to get some great seafood and drinks at Splash Seafood Bar and Grill.

Arts and Culture As far as arts and culture are concerned, Des Moines is right up there with the big leagues in the country. It's a highly progressive city that maintains a focus on the arts and offers plenty of places to soak it up. The ArtFest Midwest is a fantastic festival where you can find art from all over. Des Moines's local galleries feature regional art to view and buy. The Pappajohn Sculpture Park in the Western Gateway offers a beautiful entrance to downtown, and the Des Moines Art Center has many popular artists on display. The 80/35 Music Festival takes place in early July and draws a big crowd to hear popular musicians play. The Ballet Des Moines has been training world-class dancers for over ten years. And finally, for bluegrass lovers, the Iowa Bluegrass Music Festival in late February is a must-do.

Neighborhood Guide Des Moines is made up of a number of diverse and interesting neighborhoods, each one presenting a different way to experience the city. Whether you're looking for a home or just visiting, its unique neighborhoods have a lot to offer. Soak up the life and vibrancy of downtown, or relax in the quieter and more peaceful neighborhoods. Here's a quick breakdown of the city's most popular areas.