Rent to own Homes in Massachusetts

In the year 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from England, hoping to begin anew in the New World. Though it was headed for Virginia, the Mayflower crossed the Atlantic and docked on Massachusetts' shores. The "pilgrims," as we now refer to them, were expecting to find a developed land full of opportunity. They were ill-equipped to deal with the uninhabited area and relied on the native population to teach them how to survive the wilderness, build homes, and work the land. Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest with a three-day festival, and we commemorate their sentiments by celebrating Thanksgiving every year.

The 35 million worldwide descendants of the original pilgrims will find a different Massachusetts today with a population of 6,892,503 across 7,800 square miles. Though the state is fully developed with several financial hubs and high-end communities, many areas throughout Massachusetts still resemble the colonial days when its residents were at the forefront of the Revolutionary War and the Industrial Revolution. As one of the original 13 colonies located along the Atlantic Ocean, the state always was-and still is-a desirable destination for people to live in and visit. If you're looking for a new hometown, you can choose between metropolitan, rural, urban, and historical communities by browsing through the rent-to-own homes available in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $84,385 and a median rent of $1,336, the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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12 CEDAR DR
6 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Webster, MA 01570
3,244 Sqft | Built in 2006
620 SOUTH AVE
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Weston, MA 02493
5,246 Sqft | Built in 1980
5 EVERETT AVE #3
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Uphams Corner - Jones Hill
Townhouse/Condo
Dorchester, MA 02125
677 Sqft | Built in 1935
126 G ST #2
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Telegraph Hill
Townhouse/Condo
South Boston, MA 02127
558 Sqft | Built in 1900
1 of 20 30 PAMELA RD
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Framingham, MA 01701
2,560 Sqft | Built in 1960
228 CHARLTON RD
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Spencer, MA 01562
2,660 Sqft | Built in 1982
1 of 28 31 NORTHERN AVE
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Dennis Port, MA 02639
1,256 Sqft | Built in 1960
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1 of 28 105 HARTFORD TPKE
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
2,288 Sqft | Built in 1920
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1 of 41 193-195 BROWN AVE
6 Beds, 4 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Holyoke, MA 01040
2,973 Sqft | Built in 1900
18 HAYNES ST
6 Beds, 3 Baths
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Webster Square
Townhouse/Condo
Worcester, MA 01603
3,204 Sqft | Built in 1923
1 of 9 75 Standish Avenue
5 Beds, 5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Falmouth, MA 02504
5,700 Sqft | Built in 2022
New
1 of 35 65 MEADOW BROOK RD
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Marlborough, MA 01752
1,926 Sqft | Built in 1964
1 of 30 523 HUDSON RD
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sudbury, MA 01776
3,400 Sqft | Built in 1940
1 of 12 15 PALMETTO AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
1,472 Sqft | Built in 1984
1 of 17 6 SAVORY DR
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Chicopee, MA 01020
1,742 Sqft | Built in 1978
1 of 14 25 MILLSTONE RD
4 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Readville
Single Family Home
Hyde Park, MA 02136
1,450 Sqft | Built in 1967
1 of 22 119 TRAILSIDE WAY
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Townhouse/Condo
Ashland, MA 01721
1,316 Sqft | Built in 1984
1 of 27 55 EMPIRE ST #42
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Townhouse/Condo
Chicopee, MA 01013
800 Sqft | Built in 1988
330 BRATTLEBORO RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Bernardston, MA 01337
1,790 Sqft | Built in 1900
1 of 16 111 Hammond Street, Unit 3
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Highlands
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Waltham, MA 02451
800 Sqft | Built in 2004
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1 of 25 130 SILVER OAK RD
3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Eastham, MA 02642
2,712 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 24 16 Greenough Street, Unit 1
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Brookline, MA 02445
2,520 Sqft
1 of 3 168 COMPOS ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Somerset, MA 02726
1,664 Sqft | Built in 1999
1 of 28 104 POWDER HOUSE BLVD
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Medford Hillside
Townhouse/Condo
Somerville, MA 02144
3,353 Sqft | Built in 1800
1 of 31 478 TURNERS FALLS RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Montague, MA 01351
1,890 Sqft | Built in 1998
1 of 16 6 ave B
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
White Horse Beach, MA 02381
985 Sqft | Built in 1920
1 of 12 85 PEARL ST
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Cambridgeport
Single Family Home
Cambridge, MA 02139
1,926 Sqft | Built in 1861
1 of 23 679 WEST ST
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Ludlow, MA 01056
1,817 Sqft | Built in 2010
1 of 32 416 Massachusetts Ave G
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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South End
Townhouse/Condo
Boston, MA 02118
1,574 Sqft
1 of 6 121 SECOND ST
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
East Providence, RI 02914
1,625 Sqft | Built in 1910
1 of 40 2 ARDEN MILLS WAY #2108
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Fitchburg, MA 01420
1,320 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 24 20-22 CLARK ST
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Holyoke, MA 01040
2,900 Sqft | Built in 1923
45 LONGWOOD AVE #107
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Coolidge Corner
Townhouse/Condo
Brookline, MA 02446
1,430 Sqft | Built in 1968
1 of 5 44 PARKLAWN RD
4 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Brook Farm
Single Family Home
West Roxbury, MA 02132
1,716 Sqft | Built in 1920
11 BELLAIR ST
8 Beds, 5 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Lynn, MA 01902
4,642 Sqft | Built in 1923
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1 of 4 139 HARRISON AVE
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Greenfield, MA 01301
960 Sqft | Built in 1930
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1 of 28 83 GREENWOOD ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Marlborough, MA 01752
2,100 Sqft | Built in 1890
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1 of 25 3 WISDOM WAY
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Harwich, MA 02645
1,672 Sqft | Built in 1975
1 of 10 9 COLONIAL VILLAGE DR
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Arlington Heights
Townhouse/Condo
Arlington, MA 02474
665 Sqft | Built in 1962
1 of 27 8 AMOS ST
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Tewksbury, MA 01876
2,661 Sqft | Built in 1952
1 of 18 116 N ST
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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City Point
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
South Boston, MA 02127
1,141 Sqft | Built in 1910
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1 of 40 12 TURKEY HILL RD
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Westhampton, MA 01027
2,910 Sqft | Built in 1997
60 Taft Ave
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Blackstone
Single Family Home
Providence, RI 02906
715 Sqft | Built in 1940
1 of 23 98 CLAIRE DR
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Stoughton, MA 02072
1,584 Sqft | Built in 1977
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Rent to own Homes in Cities Near Massachusetts

Median Home Price in Massachusetts

Median Rent in Massachusetts

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Average Cost of Living in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is generally an expensive place to live. The average cost of living in the state is 27.2% higher than the rest of the country due to the high cost of groceries, housing, utilities, and transportation. Cities like Cambridge and Boston are even less affordable, with costs of living that are 81.8% and 62.4% higher than the national average. However, many municipalities have more reasonable living costs. Gardner and Palmer Town are 6.3% and 6.9% lower than the U.S. average, and Springfield is 10.3% below average.

Average Home Prices in Massachusetts

You can find plenty of affordable housing in Massachusetts, but the median cost of a home in the state is $407,900, which is well above the U.S. average of $231,200. Cambridge and Boston are even higher at $807,200 and $602,000. Prices in Agawam Town are near average at $227,600, and homes in Gardner and Springfield are well below average at $182,000 and $165,800. Though many areas in the state have high housing costs, there are plenty of affordable rent-to-own homes in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Statistics

If you're interested in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts statistics compared to the U.S. national average.

Massachusetts AveragesNational Averages
One-Way Commute29.3 minutes26.4 minutes
Violent Crime21.122.7
Property Crime23.535.4
Unemployment Rate2.9%3.9%
Income Tax Rate5.1%4.6%
Air Quality6558
Water Quality4055
Median Household Income$67,846$53,482
Median Property Taxes$4,500$2,200
Utilities$470/month$112/month
Monthly Rent$1,220$1,470
Median Home Cost$407,900$231,200
Median Home Age57 years40 years

Popular Massachusetts Cities

Boston was at the heart of the state's revolutionary spirit from the beginning. The Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre are two examples of the city expressing its desire to govern and develop without British influence. There are currently 692,600 people living in Boston, the capital and most populous city in Massachusetts. The city is the focal point of the Greater Boston Area, which has a Gross Metro Product of $251.1 billion. In addition to its modern-day prominence, Boston is proud of its past, and the city displays its historical significance at locations throughout Boston.

Cambridge and its surrounding area are famously known as an educational region with hundreds of schools of higher learning and several hundred thousand students. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are located in Cambridge. The city has 118,927 residents living on 6.39 square miles. Its 13% population increase since 2010 despite having high housing costs is a testament to the city's desirability. The Alewife Brook Reservation provides a natural oasis within the town, while the annual Cambridge Arts River Festival brings the people together and gives this city a small-town feel.

Westford's population increased from 21,951 to 24,817 over the past decade. This 30-square-mile municipality was settled in 1655 and incorporated as a town in 1729. Residents of this suburban town enjoy ponds with beaches, several parks, and hundreds of historical homes. Old-time charm in Westford meets modern attractions such as Kimball Farm, which offers mini-golf, batting cages, bumper cars and boats, and arcades. To maintain a sense of community and belonging, there's always an event or club meeting going on in Westford.

Popular Amenities and Attractions in Massachusetts

Massachusetts soldiers were the first to fight in the Revolutionary War, and the state offers many opportunities that help visitors delve into what transpired in the late 18th century as the U.S. battled for its freedom. The Minute Man National Historical Park is a comprehensive study guide for Massachusetts' involvement in the war. Costumed escorts lead tours through actual battleground and strategic sites to create a living experience of the Revolutionary Way's first battles. The park also has 11 historic homes that date back to as early as 1692 and preserve the history of its centuries of dwellers.

There are many ways to enjoy Massachusetts, including taking advantage of its location along the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Cod is a landmass that protrudes into the Atlantic and attracts millions of yearly visitors. There are 15 towns on Cape Cod, and each of them is uniquely appealing. Interesting shops, local events, and stunning ocean views abound in the area. After frolicking at the beach and walking the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary trails, settle down for some fresh seafood and let the incoming Atlantic wave relax you.

People are drawn to Massachusetts' mix of neighborhoods and historical appeal. This state is also big on festivals and local pride, which brings people from all walks of life together as a community. So you're sure to feel welcome if you decide to make this state your new home!

Massachusetts Frequently Asked Questions

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The state tax rate is 5.0% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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