Rent to own Homes in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is called the "City of Fountains" because the city built water fountains throughout the municipality in the late 1800s and early 1900s to provide for the many horses and riders passing through. The city still maintains over 200 fountains. These structures are a testament to the fact that KC has a history of caring for its residents - and livestock. John Calvin McCoy, a land surveyor from Indiana, together with 13 investors, formed KC in 1838. It was incorporated as the "City of Kansas" in 1853 and renamed Kansas City in 1889.

The first bridge to cross the Missouri River and several railways were built immediately after the Civil War. These developments attracted people to the area and were the catalyst for early growth in the city. Stockyards, packing houses, and warehouses began popping up throughout the city, which attracted even more newcomers. KC grew over the years - physically by annexing nearby towns, and in population by simply being the type of municipality people want to join. While it doesn't seem like Kansas City's 314.95 square miles will grow any further, it continues to attract new inhabitants. The city currently has 495,327 residents, which is 7.7% more than its 2010 population.

Kansas City, MO is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $56,179 and a median rent of $979, the Kansas City, MO 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 Kansas City, MO. 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.

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5608 N EUCLID AVE
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64118
3
1
1800 ft2
1960
1 of 20 600 E 8th St., Condo Unit TSQ
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The Downtown Loop
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Kansas City, MO 64106
1
1
632 ft2
600 E 8TH ST #8J
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The Downtown Loop
Townhouse/Condo
Kansas City, MO 64106
2
2
757 ft2
2005
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4738 GEORGIA AVE
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Bethel Welborn
Single Family Home
Kansas City, KS 66104
3
1
2168 ft2
1930
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1 of 14 7515 LAMAR AVE
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Prairie Fields
Single Family Home
Prairie Village, KS 66208
5
3
2208 ft2
1958
2221 E 37TH ST
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Ivanhoe Northeast
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64109
5
2
2200 ft2
1912
6380 N NEVADA AVE
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64152
5
4
3300 ft2
1999
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8306 E 133RD ST
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Grandview
Single Family Home
Grandview, MO 64030
3
2
1900 ft2
1967
13224 MANCHESTER AVE
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Grandview
Single Family Home
Grandview, MO 64030
3
2
2648 ft2
1986
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4406 FOREST AVE
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Manheim Park
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64110
2
2
993 ft2
1910
5531 LOCUST ST
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Western 49-63
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64110
4
3
2000 ft2
1924
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222 NW LOCUST ST
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Lake Lees Summit
Single Family Home
Lees Summit, MO 64064
4
4
4600 ft2
1978
3620 N 112TH TER
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I-435 West Kc-ks
Single Family Home
Kansas City, KS 66109
4
3
2075 ft2
2014
101 S Paul Dr
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Single Family Home
Sibley, MO 64088
3
2
1138 ft2
2007
1416 HIGH ST
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Single Family Home
Baldwin City, KS 66006
1
1
441 ft2
1930
New
1 of 18 7116 NE 46TH ST
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Winnetonka
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64117
4
2
1374 ft2
1960
1 of 40 16222 OVERBROOK LN
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Single Family Home
Stilwell, KS 66085
4
3
3757 ft2
2010
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1 of 21 12208 W 72ND TER
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Single Family Home
Shawnee, KS 66216
3
2
1582 ft2
1977
3300 W 75TH ST
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Prairie Hills
Single Family Home
Prairie Village, KS 66208
3
2
2283 ft2
1950
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1 of 49 10222 N MCKINLEY AVE
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64157
3
2
1700 ft2
2018
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208 LAURA ST
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Single Family Home
Liberty, MO 64068
3
2
1427 ft2
1920
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1 of 12 2001 W 103RD ST
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Leawood Estates
Single Family Home
Leawood, KS 66206
4
4
4101 ft2
1972
16160 Cambridge St
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Single Family Home
Stilwell, KS 66085
4
3
2800 ft2
1999
1333 SW SURREY TRCE
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Single Family Home
Lees Summit, MO 64081
4
4
3410 ft2
1994
342 N HARDESTY AVE
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North India Mound
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64123
2
1
920 ft2
1903
408 N LAWN AVE
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North India Mound
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64123
3
1
1440 ft2
1919
1 of 26 4705 NORTHERN AVE
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Stayton Meadows
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64133
3
2
1968 ft2
2013
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1 of 44 7625 N WABASH AVE
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Ridgefield
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64118
3
3
2445 ft2
1975
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1 of 17 8150 NE 97TH TER
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64157
4
4
2058 ft2
2004
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1 of 17 1405 NE 106TH PL
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Nashua
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
4
3
2345 ft2
2011
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1 of 11 11109 N MAIN ST
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Meadowbrook Heights
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
3
3
1434 ft2
1993
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1 of 29 1208 NE 97TH ST
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New Mark
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
4
2
1915 ft2
1977
1 of 9 816 NW 110TH ST
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
4
4
2384 ft2
2005
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1 of 4 2100 NW 58TH ST
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Line Creek - Northern Heights
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64151
3
3
5400 ft2
2022
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1 of 8 13223 W 94TH ST
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Single Family Home
Lenexa, KS 66215
2
1
800 ft2
1955
1 of 28 13201 HIGH DR
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Single Family Home
Leawood, KS 66209
4
5
4676 ft2
2005
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1 of 18 14022 W 113TH TER
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Single Family Home
Olathe, KS 66215
4
3
2715 ft2
1988
1 of 23 5234 W 98TH TER
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Single Family Home
Overland Park, KS 66207
4
5
3506 ft2
1972
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14388 S CODY ST
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St. Andrews Place
Single Family Home
Olathe, KS 66062
4
3
3200 ft2
2003
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1 of 21 14113 GRANT ST
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Nottingham Forest South
Single Family Home
Overland Park, KS 66221
4
4
3250 ft2
1992
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1 of 19 16200 JUNIPER ST
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The Wilderness
Single Family Home
Stilwell, KS 66085
4
4
2850 ft2
2001
Hot
1 of 19 3509 N SPRING ST
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Kentucky Hills
Single Family Home
Independence, MO 64050
3
3
1850 ft2
1958
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Buying a Home in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO is seeing rapid growth and Kansas City, MO's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -25% below the 2024 national average. Kansas City, MO is part of Jackson 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 Jackson is 1.27% which is above the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in Kansas City, MO

Median Rent in Kansas City, MO

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Average Cost of Living in Kansas City

Kansas City has an affordable overall cost of living. It is right about average for Missouri and 13.8% lower than the United States' average. Smaller nearby towns are within range of KC's cost of living. For example, Gladstone is 1.7% higher, while Independence and Raytown are 2.2% and 3.1% lower, respectively. Considering that it is the largest municipality in the state, it is somewhat surprising that Kansas City is more or less on par with other smaller cities.

Average Home Prices in Kansas City

Kansas City is the 38th most populous city in the USA. Larger cities often have high housing costs, but that's not the case in KC. The median cost of a home in Kansas City is $146,300, which is $13,200 lower than the state average of $159,500 and $84,900 lower than the US average of $231,200. Neighboring cities are typically only slightly higher or lower than Kansas City, but there are some exceptions. Ferrelview's median home cost is considerably lower at $104,700, while an average house in Parkville costs $445,500, which is significantly more expensive. KC has an excellent housing market for people looking for rent-to-own homes.

Kansas City Statistics

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

Kansas City Averages National Averages
One-Way Commute 21.8 minutes 26.4 minutes
Violent Crime 70.8 22.7
Property Crime 65.4 35.4
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 3.9%
Income Tax Rate 6.9% 4.6%
Air Quality 52 58
Water Quality 20 55
Median Household Income $45,376 $53,482
Median Property Taxes $2,300 $2,200
Utilities $170/month $112/month
Monthly Rent $1,030 $1,470
Median Home Cost $146,300 $231,200
Median Home Age 52 years 40 years

Popular Amenities and Attractions in Kansas City

Kansas City has a transportation system people would only expect from a city several times its size. Getting to and from the city is easy thanks to Kansas City International Airport, which transported 5,759,419 passengers in 2019. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get from the airport to downtown KC. RideKC buses conveniently help people travel the city and its surrounding region. Private taxis, car services, and rideshares are available throughout the city. People staying or living in or near the town could take advantage of free KC Streetcars for local travel. The city also has a bike-share program with options for electric assist or pedal bikes and electric-powered scooters.

There's so much to do in Kansas City. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and the Kansas City Zoo are excellent all-day family stops, for example. Sports fans will love the College Basketball Experience. And the Shoal Creek Living History Museum and John Wornall House Museum are perfect for history buffs. There are many interesting arts and cultural sites, museums, parks, and other attractions in the city.

You can also spend days wining, dining, and shopping in Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. The shopping center is massive, encompassing 15 city blocks with hundreds of stores, ranging from high end to boutique, and over 30 restaurants offering food from various nationalities. And for out-of-town visitors, there are many brand-name hotels such as Marriot, Hilton, and Sheraton within walking distance.

Kansas City has a deep history dating back nearly 200 years, with an updated infrastructure to accommodate its modern needs. The city has a mix of people from various races and nationalities and is a great place to live with many affordable rent-to-own opportunities. Kansas City is a loaded, happening, and affordable city. If you're thinking of buying a rent-to-own home, think KC.