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.

North Carolina is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $56,642 and a median rent of $932, the North Carolina 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 North Carolina. 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 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
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lexington, NC 27295
2,048 Sqft | Built in 1962
917 Dacian Ave APT 9
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Durham, NC 27701
470 Sqft
1821 STROUP ST
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Apex, NC 27502
2,450 Sqft | Built in 2021
701 Inlet Acres Dr #0
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Wilmington, NC 28412
1,239 Sqft | Built in 1978
New
1077 UPCHURCH FARM LN
6 Beds, 4 Baths
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Upchurch Farms
Single Family Home
Cary, NC 27519
3,600 Sqft | Built in 2004
New
1116 CANDLEWOOD DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Kinston, NC 28501
1,273 Sqft | Built in 1953
454 N TRADD ST
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Statesville, NC 28677
700 Sqft | Built in 1962
461 N TRADD ST
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Statesville, NC 28677
728 Sqft | Built in 1963
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4921 UNIVERSAL DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Wake Forest, NC 27587
1,500 Sqft | Built in 1972
4914 THRONEBURG RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Catawba, NC 28609
1,008 Sqft | Built in 1989
1101 TORREY DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Terry Sanford
Single Family Home
Fayetteville, NC 28301
2,129 Sqft | Built in 1955
410 CANDLEWICK DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Salisbury, NC 28147
1,910 Sqft | Built in 2001
1 of 19 8608 PLANTATION LANDING DR
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Wilmington, NC 28411
1,946 Sqft | Built in 2003
1 of 62 327 PINECLIFF DR
6 Beds, 4 Baths
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Pine Valley East
Single Family Home
Wilmington, NC 28409
2,841 Sqft | Built in 1977
New
140 PARKHAVEN LN
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Garner, NC 27529
1,223 Sqft | Built in 1996
111 E COLONNADE DR
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Hampstead, NC 28443
2,100 Sqft | Built in 2013
10311 DOMINION VILLAGE DR
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Highland Creek
Single Family Home
Charlotte, NC 28269
2,252 Sqft | Built in 2005
202 BRITTANY PL
6 Beds, 6.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cary, NC 27511
7,099 Sqft | Built in 1999
6900 GLENDOWER RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Raleigh, NC 27613
1,400 Sqft | Built in 1983
39 AMBLER RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Beverly Hills
Single Family Home
Asheville, NC 28805
2,050 Sqft | Built in 1951
17540 HARBOR WALK DR
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cornelius, NC 28031
2,124 Sqft | Built in 2008
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1004 CHARTER PL
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Stonehaven
Single Family Home
Charlotte, NC 28211
2,636 Sqft | Built in 1980
109 WAGNER ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Littleton, NC 27850
832 Sqft | Built in 1968
(Undisclosed Address)
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Single Family Home
Hendersonville, NC 28739
1,339 Sqft | Built in 1956
7535 FOWLER SPRINGS LN
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Idlewild South
Single Family Home
Charlotte, NC 28212
1,440 Sqft | Built in 2006
208 W LEE AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Bessemer City, NC 28016
1,154 Sqft | Built in 1920
6670 SHALLOWFORD RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Lewisville, NC 27023
1,488 Sqft | Built in 1939
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1 of 12 6510 SEDGEWICK CT
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Wilmington, NC 28412
1,660 Sqft | Built in 1998
109 N 13TH ST
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Carolina Heights
Single Family Home
Wilmington, NC 28401
2,260 Sqft | Built in 1948
524 Jakes Ridge Ln
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Mooresville, NC 28115
1,151 Sqft | Built in 2000
1 of 20 1618 Memory Lane
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Chocowinity, NC 27817
398 Sqft | Built in 2016
38 MCKINNEY RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Asheville, NC 28806
1,484 Sqft | Built in 1973
113 BURRELL LN
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Richlands, NC 28574
1,223 Sqft | Built in 2010
311 NORTHWEST DR
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Davidson, NC 28036
869 Sqft | Built in 1984
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200 MCINTYRE ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Monroe, NC 28110
1,000 Sqft | Built in 1974
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1 of 8 133 TAST DR
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Wendell, NC 27591
1,727 Sqft | Built in 2001
607 RIVER RIDGE DR #4
3 Beds, 4 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Shallotte, NC 28470
2,273 Sqft | Built in 2005
1 of 26 626 WINTERFIELD DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Winterville, NC 28590
1,521 Sqft | Built in 1996
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45 N KING FISHER LN
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Hampstead, NC 28443
6,368 Sqft | Built in 2004
2257 BROWN RD
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Sanford, NC 27330
3,400 Sqft | Built in 1995
6536 MOONLIGHT LN
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Highland Creek
Single Family Home
Charlotte, NC 28269
3,192 Sqft | Built in 1993
1036 AUTUMN LN
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Hickory, NC 28602
1,437 Sqft | Built in 1979
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1 of 16 110 HILLSHIRE DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Winnabow, NC 28479
1,660 Sqft | Built in 2007
1 of 34 1529 HAYWARDS HEATH LN
3 Beds, 4 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Apex, NC 27502
2,255 Sqft | Built in 2005
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Rent to own Homes in Cities Near North Carolina

Median Home Price in North Carolina

Median Rent in North Carolina

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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.

North Carolina Frequently Asked Questions

North Carolina has a walk score of

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The state tax rate is 4.99% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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