Rent to Own Homes in North Carolina

North Carolina is a green jewel in the Southeast with a reasonable cost of living, especially for those looking to rent a home. North Carolina, is a mix of mountains, woods, country living, and bustling urban centers. With arts-centric Asheville, cosmopolitan Charlotte, and always-growing Raleigh, North Carolina has something for everyone.

North Carolina is also home to excellent universities like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University, and Wake Forest; there are plenty of educational and college sports opportunities. Home to over 10 million people and some of the country's largest employers (with more arriving), North Carolina is also a land of opportunity.

Check out 296 North Carolina rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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418 Chapel Dr
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4 Beds, 2 Baths
Lexington, NC 27295
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208 W Lee Ave
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3 Beds, 1 Bath
Bessemer City, NC 28016
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461 N Tradd St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Statesville, NC 28677
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2257 Brown Rd
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Sanford, NC 27330
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6536 Moonlight Ln
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4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Charlotte, NC 28269
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1036 Autumn Ln
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Hickory, NC 28602
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1 of 19 8608 Plantation Landing Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Wilmington, NC 28411
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1 of 38 115 Bent Creek Blvd #18
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4 Beds, 4 Baths
Lake Lure, NC 28746
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1 of 19 139 West St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Ellenboro, NC 28040
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1 of 34 4 Coleman Boundary Road
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4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Barnardsville, NC 28709
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1 of 34 327 N Main Street
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3 Beds, 3 Baths
Canton, NC 28716
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1 of 24 8848 Boylston Highway
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Mills River, NC 28759
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1 of 4 909 Blount St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Smithfield, NC 27577
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1 of 5 933 Rand Road
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Smithfield, NC 27577
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1 of 11 1100 Gordon St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
High Point, NC 27260
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39 Ambler Rd
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2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Asheville, NC 28805
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200 Mcintyre St
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3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Monroe, NC 28110
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1004 Charter Pl
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4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Charlotte, NC 28211
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454 N Tradd St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Statesville, NC 28677
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17540 Harbor Walk Dr
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Cornelius, NC 28031
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917 Dacian Ave Apt 9
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
Durham,, NC 27701
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7535 Fowler Springs Ln
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Charlotte, NC 28212
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3001 Stonehenge Rd
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Thomasville,, NC 27360
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1 of 36 224 Thompson Ct
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Indian Trail, NC 28079
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102 Trappers Wood Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Goldsboro, NC 27530
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109 Wagner St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Littleton, NC 27850
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524 Jakes Ridge Ln
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Mooresville,, NC 28115
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311 Northwest Dr
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Davidson, NC 28036
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1 of 20 1618 Memory Lane
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Chocowinity, NC 27817
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1 of 42 672 Noon Day Sun Ridge # 6
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Topton, NC 28781
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1 of 8 133 Tast Dr
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Wendell, NC 27591
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1 of 62 327 Pinecliff Dr
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4 Beds, 4 Baths
Wilmington, NC 28409
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1 of 26 626 Winterfield Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Winterville, NC 28590
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701 Inlet Acres Dr #0
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Wilmington,, NC 28412
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(Undisclosed Address)
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3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Hendersonville,, NC 28739
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607 River Ridge Dr Unit 4
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3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Shallotte, NC 28470
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113 Burrell Ln
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Richlands, NC 28574
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111 E Colonnade Dr
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Hampstead, NC 28443
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45 N King Fisher Ln
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4 Beds, 4 Baths
Hampstead, NC 28443
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1 of 17 2114 Traceway South
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Sanford, NC 27332
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1 of 5 3531 Gibson Rd
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4 Beds, 2 Baths
Durham, NC 27703
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1 of 27 81 May Farm Rd
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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1 of 14 2571 Bellamy Dr SW
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Supply, NC 28462
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3766 Us Highway 220
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Madison, NC 27025
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Average Cost of Living in North Carolina

North Carolina residents enjoy a low cost of living that ranges from 3.5% to 10.6% lower than the national average. Although the cost of food, utilities, and healthcare are nominally less than the rest of the country, housing and transportation costs in North Carolina are lower than in other states.

Average Home Prices in North Carolina

The median home value in North Carolina is just over $200,000, and industry analysts expect these values to increase. Home prices can vary greatly across the state, though. Asheville's median home price is more than $300,000, but Fayetteville's median home price is just over $120,000. In the state's most popular cities, median home prices range from nearly $160,000 in Greensboro to just over $284,000 in Raleigh.

North Carolina Statistics

If you're looking for a rent-to-own home in North Carolina, be sure to consider important factors beyond monthly living costs, such as average commute times, taxes, crime, and much more. The following are some common North Carolina statistics compared to the U.S. national average.

North Carolina AveragesNational Averages
One-Way Commute24.3 minutes26.4 minutes
Violent Crime21.422.7
Property Crime37.735.4
Unemployment Rate3.9%3.6%
Income Tax Rate5.5%4.6%
Air Quality6258
Water Quality7455
Median Household Income$46,693$53,482
Median Property Taxes$1,209$2,200
Utilities$170/month$112/month
Monthly Rent$1,245$1,470
Median Home Cost$187,300$231,200
Median Home Age27 years40 years

Popular North Carolina Cities

The five largest cities in North Carolina are conveniently located along the Interstates 85 and 40, including the following:

  1. Asheville is a haven for artists. It is surrounded by some of the most spectacular panoramic views in the state.
  2. Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. It is the second-largest banking center in the country and home to nine Fortune 500 companies.
  3. Greensboro is known as the "Gate City". Greensboro's central location makes it the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the Tar Heel state.
  4. Raleigh: The state capital, along with Durham and Chapel Hill, make up what's known as The Research Triangle thanks to the number of jobs available within the technology industry.
  5. Winston-Salem: Filled with college-town charm, Winston-Salem is home to Wake Forest University and a state-of-the-art medical center.

Other popular spots include smaller communities like Fayetteville and Wilmington near the Atlantic coast. You'll find plenty of small-town charm and affordable North Carolina rent to own homes here.

Popular Attractions in North Carolina

It's not an exaggeration to say that North Carolina has it all. Not only does the state boast a stunning landscape that stretches from the mountains to the ocean, but this scenic beauty offers plenty of fun opportunities for the whole family. You'll discover a variety of natural attractions, outdoor adventures, historical sites, and art museums to explore.

  1. Swim in the crystal clear waters at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.
  2. Enjoy the panoramic views at the top of Chimney Rock.
  3. Climb the natural dome at the center of Stone Mountain State Park.
  4. Fly kites along the shore at Jockey's Ridge State Park.
  5. Find out firsthand why The Great Smoky Mountains is the nation's most visited national park. While you're there, go on a whitewater rafting adventure or spend a day tubing or fishing if you prefer a slower pace.
  6. Take a leisurely Sunday drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway or explore shipwrecks hidden just off the coast.
  7. Find out more about the role Fort Dobbs played in the colonial period's French and Indian War.
  8. Visit the site of the Wright Brothers' historic first flight. Explore an assortment of structures and ships that date back to the Civil War period.
  9. North Carolina knows how to showcase its local artists and musicians, and you don't have to go too far to find an art installation or concert. Head up to Asheville to discover the latest work by contemporary and folk artists.
  10. Make sure you spend some time at the state's most famous residence, the Biltmore Estate, where there's always an interesting event taking place. That seems to be a theme across the state. Life in North Carolina is full of southern comfort and whatever adventure you choose.

If you love the outdoors, history, and a bustling economy with plenty of industries and career options, North Carolina might be the perfect place to call home.

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