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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600 E 8TH ST #8J
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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The Downtown Loop
Townhouse/Condo
Kansas City, MO 64106
757 Sqft | Built in 2005
1 of 20 600 E 8th St., Condo Unit TSQ
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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The Downtown Loop
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Kansas City, MO 64106
632 Sqft
5608 N EUCLID AVE
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64118
1,800 Sqft | Built in 1960
1200 N 18TH ST
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Kensington
Single Family Home
Kansas City, KS 66102
1,150 Sqft | Built in 1925
4406 FOREST AVE
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Manheim Park
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64110
993 Sqft | Built in 1910
5531 LOCUST ST
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Western 49-63
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64110
2,000 Sqft | Built in 1924
1 of 14 7515 LAMAR AVE
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Prairie Fields
Single Family Home
Prairie Village, KS 66208
2,208 Sqft | Built in 1958
2221 E 37TH ST
5 Beds, 2 Baths
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Ivanhoe Northeast
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64109
2,200 Sqft | Built in 1912
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6380 N NEVADA AVE
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64152
3,300 Sqft | Built in 1999
8306 E 133RD ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Grandview
Single Family Home
Grandview, MO 64030
1,900 Sqft | Built in 1967
7401 MANCHESTER AVE
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Park Farms
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64133
1,782 Sqft | Built in 1956
13224 MANCHESTER AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Grandview
Single Family Home
Grandview, MO 64030
2,648 Sqft | Built in 1986
Hot
222 NW LOCUST ST
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Lake Lees Summit
Single Family Home
Lees Summit, MO 64064
4,600 Sqft | Built in 1978
3620 N 112TH TER
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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I-435 West Kc-ks
Single Family Home
Kansas City, KS 66109
2,075 Sqft | Built in 2014
101 S Paul Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sibley, MO 64088
1,138 Sqft | Built in 2007
1016 N 10TH ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Atchison, KS 66002
1,904 Sqft | Built in 1900
1416 HIGH ST
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Baldwin City, KS 66006
441 Sqft | Built in 1930
1 of 71 16210 Cambridge Street
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Stilwell, KS 66085
2,400 Sqft | Built in 2003
Hot
1 of 10 4926 BIRCH ST
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Roseland Park
Single Family Home
Roeland Park, KS 66205
1,080 Sqft | Built in 1959
208 LAURA ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Liberty, MO 64068
1,427 Sqft | Built in 1920
Hot
1 of 9 816 NW 110TH ST
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
2,384 Sqft | Built in 2005
Hot
1 of 29 1208 NE 97TH ST
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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New Mark
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
1,915 Sqft | Built in 1977
1 of 17 1405 NE 106TH PL
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Nashua
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
2,345 Sqft | Built in 2011
1 of 17 8150 NE 97TH TER
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64157
2,058 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 44 7625 N WABASH AVE
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Ridgefield
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64118
2,445 Sqft | Built in 1975
7915 Northwest Ames Avenue
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Barry Harbour
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Kansas City, MO 64151
2,340 Sqft | Built in 1999
1 of 49 10222 N MCKINLEY AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64157
1,700 Sqft | Built in 2018
Hot
1 of 25 9583 N MAIN ST
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Meadowbrook Heights
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
1,635 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 29 10822 N MANCHESTER AVE
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64157
1,496 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 11 11109 N MAIN ST
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Meadowbrook Heights
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64155
1,434 Sqft | Built in 1993
1 of 26 4705 NORTHERN AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Stayton Meadows
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64133
1,968 Sqft | Built in 2013
1 of 19 3509 N SPRING ST
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Kentucky Hills
Single Family Home
Independence, MO 64050
1,850 Sqft | Built in 1958
408 N LAWN AVE
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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North India Mound
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64123
1,440 Sqft | Built in 1919
4248 NE KELSEY RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Colonial Square
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64116
1,165 Sqft | Built in 1954
1 of 21 14113 GRANT ST
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Nottingham Forest South
Single Family Home
Overland Park, KS 66221
3,250 Sqft | Built in 1992
1 of 19 16200 JUNIPER ST
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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The Wilderness
Single Family Home
Stilwell, KS 66085
2,850 Sqft | Built in 2001
1 of 40 15501 OUTLOOK ST
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Overland Park, KS 66223
3,300 Sqft | Built in 1992
14388 S CODY ST
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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St. Andrews Place
Single Family Home
Olathe, KS 66062
3,200 Sqft | Built in 2003
Hot
1 of 10 302 SW ENSLEY LN
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lees Summit, MO 64081
2,334 Sqft | Built in 1975
Hot
1 of 7 514 NW TIMBERBROOKE DR
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Lees Summit, MO 64081
1,260 Sqft | Built in 1991
1 of 7 9410 LEWIS AVE
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Fairwood And Robandee
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64138
1,045 Sqft | Built in 1960
1 of 5 3005 E 27TH ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Santa Fe
Single Family Home
Kansas City, MO 64127
1,188 Sqft | Built in 1916
Hot
1 of 42 3801 LLOYD ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Rosedale
Single Family Home
Kansas City, KS 66103
1,168 Sqft | Built in 1910
1 of 10 806 E 133RD CIR
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Grandview
Single Family Home
Grandview, MO 64030
816 Sqft | Built in 1957
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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 2023 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 2023 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.

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The state tax rate is 1.5 to 5.3% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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