Rent to own Homes in Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles, Louisiana, is filled with fresh water marshes, natural habitats, scenic rivers, and beaches. It is a place that invites you to call it home. Lake Charles, which is the fifth-largest city in the state, has many qualities of an urban setting, but it also continues to maintain that small town personable charm. The city of over 71,000 has wide variety of experiences waiting for you to explore.

Lake Charles, LA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $44,785 and a median rent of $830, the Lake Charles, LA 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 Lake Charles, LA. 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 Lake Charles, LA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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1 of 10 1211 Carrolll Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Westlake, LA 70669
1,300 Sqft | Built in 2019
1001 LIVE OAK ST
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1,020 Sqft | Built in 1960
1 of 18 910 GIOVANNI ST
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1,710 Sqft | Built in 1973
620 SUNDALE DR
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70607
1,421 Sqft | Built in 1964
2143 MADEWOOD ST
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sulphur, LA 70665
2,180 Sqft | Built in 2021
1 of 32 2414 FENIMORE LOOP
5 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Westlake, LA 70669
2,586 Sqft | Built in 2018
1 of 17 2464 HANNAH LN
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
2,050 Sqft | Built in 2001
1 of 26 21 CARRIAGE LN
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
3,942 Sqft | Built in 1980
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.
1 of 22 412 WOODRUFF ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1,634 Sqft | Built in 1950
1 of 10 524 BECKY LN
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
2,020 Sqft | Built in 2014
1 of 12 1114 BENVUE LN
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
2,925 Sqft | Built in 2014
1 of 5 3425 COOLIDGE ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70607
1,127 Sqft | Built in 1961
2 FAIRWAY DR
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
3,000 Sqft | Built in 1974
1 of 12 5706 BARRETT LN
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
1,880 Sqft | Built in 1995
1 of 35 611 CENTRAL PKWY
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
1,962 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 3 1527 10th Street
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1,765 Sqft | Built in 2020
718 ROSALIE ST
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70601
2,118 Sqft | Built in 1966
1 of 18 2026 SAINT JOSEPH AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1,988 Sqft | Built in 2017
1 of 28 2301 LA CACHE DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1,809 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 19 42 WALKER CREEK DR
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sulphur, LA 70663
2,451 Sqft | Built in 2019
105 SUMMERWOOD DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sulphur, LA 70663
1,965 Sqft | Built in 1980
1 of 6 3200 Westwood Rd Trlr 72
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Westlake, LA 70669
1,280 Sqft | Built in 2017
1012 MICHELLE DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sulphur, LA 70663
Built in 2017
1 of 43 211 MERLOT DR
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70611
2,785 Sqft | Built in 2007
6941 HIGHWAY 3256
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70615
1,861 Sqft | Built in 2012
1 of 20 1384 SIOUXAN DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70611
1,670 Sqft | Built in 1997
1 of 11 1427 Guadalupe Drive
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Sulphur, LA 70663
3,031 Sqft | Built in 1975
1 of 15 1867 POEYFARRE DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70611
1,900 Sqft | Built in 2016
533 CUSTER ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sulphur, LA 70663
1,400 Sqft
1 of 18 1179 South Holbrook Circle Lot29
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Sulphur, LA 70663
Built in 2011
1320 W EAGLES NEST DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70611
2,604 Sqft | Built in 2015
1 of 16 127 BRISTER LN
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70607
1,350 Sqft | Built in 2018
1 of 13 109 Golden Tor
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Hackberry, LA 70645
1,800 Sqft | Built in 2010
1 of 11 111 CAMELIA AVE
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Dequincy, LA 70633
3,000 Sqft | Built in 1969
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412 W PARK AVE
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Orange, TX 77630
1,194 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 18 702 W 10TH AVE
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Single Family Home
Oberlin, LA 70655
1,123 Sqft
1 of 18 1009 17TH ST
3 Beds, 4 Baths
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70601
2,875 Sqft
345 E WEBER CIR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70611
1,797 Sqft
1 of 15 902 DOROTHY ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Iowa, LA 70647
1,950 Sqft
1 of 9 1218 NELSON ST
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Vinton, LA 70668
2,171 Sqft
1413 STEVENSON ST
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Vinton, LA 70668
1,632 Sqft
1 of 10 5955 CAMELLIA PL
Studio
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Single Family Home
Lake Charles, LA 70605
2,400 Sqft | Built in 2006
LOT 9 State Highway 90
Studio
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Single Family Home
Waelder, TX 78959
Swisco Rd
Studio
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Single Family Home
Sulphur, LA 70665
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Housing Statistics The average listing price in Lake Charles is $206,669. The median sales price is $149,000. The average rent for an apartment is $615. The median rental amount is greater than Louisiana's average by 10% but less than the national average by 15.8%. This allows for the housing market to allow more rent to own properties at more affordable rates.

Largest Employers and Industries Thousands of Lake Charles residents are employed by the petro-chemical refineries across the river. A few of the largest employers are Sasol North America, PPG Industries, ConocoPhillips, and Citgo Petroleum Corporation. One of the United States' few liquefied natural gas terminals is located in Lake Charles; The Trunkline LNG Terminal. It has facilities that maintain storage, re-gasification, and receipt.

Local Events and Festivals The first two weeks of May brings the twelve day yearly festival called Contraband Days. The festival brings delicious Cajun food, fun for the whole family, and live entertainment. More than 200,000 people attend this festival each year, making it one of the largest celebration in Louisiana. The festival begins with Pirate Jean Lafitte and his crew capturing the city and forcing the Mayor to walk the plank.

Neighborhoods Lake Charles is in a part of southwest Louisiana that overs two parishes. Those parishes are Cameron and Calcasieu. Lake Charles is referred to as the Lake Area. It is also the principal city within the southwest region and covers a wide array of cities, including DeQuincy, Suphur, and Westlake. Here are two neighborhoods you should know about:

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The state tax rate is 1.85 to 4.25% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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