Rent to own Homes in Ohio

What do James Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, Benjamin Harrison, William H. Harrison, Rutherford Hayes, William McKinley, and William H. Taft have in common? These eight U.S. presidents were either born or raised in Ohio, which is why the state is sometimes called the "Mother of Presidents." Although Harding, the last Ohioan to serve as president, died during his term in 1923, Ohio continues to maintain political relevance. The state typically holds its presidential primary elections in March, much earlier than most other states, making it an essential stop for early presidential campaigning.

Ohio has an excellent economy. Its GDP of over $650 billion is the seventh-largest in the country. Major industries include aerospace and defense, bioscience and health care, education, agriculture, iron and steel, and motor vehicle assembly. The state manufactured $112 billion in goods in 2018 and exported more than $50 billion to foreign countries. Nearly 700,000 of Ohio's 11,689,100 residents work in the manufacturing sector. A growing economy, affordable real estate market, and a wide variety of housing types make this state an excellent choice for people looking for rent-to-own options.

Ohio is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $58,116 and a median rent of $825, the Ohio 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 Ohio. 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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304 WOOD ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Mansfield, OH 44903
1,334 Sqft | Built in 1930
3933 MIDDLEHURST LN
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Wesleyan Hill
Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45406
1,020 Sqft | Built in 1955
1607 WESLEYAN RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Wesleyan Hill
Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45406
1,708 Sqft | Built in 1949
4916 JAMESON ST
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Madisonville
Single Family Home
Cincinnati, OH 45227
933 Sqft | Built in 1899
1214 E ARCHWOOD AVE
5 Beds, 2 Baths
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East Akron
Single Family Home
Akron, OH 44306
1,564 Sqft | Built in 1915
1649 TULEY RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Fairfield Township, OH 45015
738 Sqft | Built in 1948
274 WALBRIDGE AVE
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Southside
Single Family Home
Toledo, OH 43609
936 Sqft | Built in 1907
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4127 E 114TH ST
4 Beds, 1 Bath
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Union - Miles Park
Single Family Home
Cleveland, OH 44105
1,312 Sqft | Built in 1915
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.
424 HIETT AVE
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Southside
Single Family Home
Toledo, OH 43609
770 Sqft | Built in 1907
91 MADISON AVE
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Newark, OH 43055
1,144 Sqft | Built in 1920
9430 COLUMBIA RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
1,460 Sqft | Built in 1925
1718 Northpoint Ln
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Northpoint
Single Family Home
Springfield, OH 45503
1,465 Sqft | Built in 2022
6997 NEW ALBANY LINKS DR
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
New Albany, OH 43054
4,436 Sqft | Built in 2002
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2138 LARKMOOR ST
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lorain, OH 44052
925 Sqft | Built in 1962
6611 HEARNE RD #97
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Dent
Townhouse/Condo
Cincinnati, OH 45248
608 Sqft | Built in 1976
3606 MENLO RD
4 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Cleveland, OH 44120
1,840 Sqft | Built in 1923
1820 KING AVE
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Linden Heights
Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45420
600 Sqft | Built in 1920
5050 KUGLER MILL RD
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Kenwood
Single Family Home
Cincinnati, OH 45236
2,241 Sqft | Built in 1940
8881 EVAN CT
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Springboro, OH 45066
2,578 Sqft | Built in 1988
1657 HILLWOOD DR
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45439
1,040 Sqft | Built in 1955
430 POLLOCK RD
4 Beds, 1 Bath
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Eastern Hills
Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45403
990 Sqft | Built in 1952
817 COLONY DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cleveland, OH 44143
2,186 Sqft | Built in 1950
2046 CLAUDIA CT
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Mount Washington
Single Family Home
Cincinnati, OH 45230
1,014 Sqft | Built in 1957
1715 HORLACHER AVE
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45420
1,152 Sqft | Built in 1927
5506 STEWART AVE
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cincinnati, OH 45227
1,206 Sqft | Built in 1925
11509 BLUE JAY RD
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Heath, OH 43056
1,311 Sqft | Built in 1980
2132 Gilbert Ave
2 Beds, 3 Baths
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Walnut Hills
Single Family Home
Cincinnati, OH 45206
1,244 Sqft | Built in 1987
3571 COLUMBIA PKWY
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Columbia-Tusculum
Single Family Home
Cincinnati, OH 45226
1,470 Sqft | Built in 1890
2344 ACORN DR
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45419
1,827 Sqft | Built in 1956
2880 Warrensville Rd
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Beachwood, OH 44122
2,592 Sqft | Built in 1958
1204 GLENNA DR
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cincinnati, OH 45238
1,286 Sqft | Built in 1950
10126 LINCOLN RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Camp Dennison, OH 45111
1,296 Sqft | Built in 1977
13704 CARPENTER RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Cleveland, OH 44125
1,596 Sqft | Built in 1962
716 POPLAR ST
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Hamilton, OH 45011
1,056 Sqft | Built in 1920
963 KELCI JAYNE CT
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Hazelwood
Single Family Home
Pataskala, OH 43062
3,084 Sqft | Built in 2003
1 of 17 10240 Township Road 160
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
North Lewisburg, OH 43060
920 Sqft
8029 BEDFORD CT
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Westerville, OH 43082
2,662 Sqft | Built in 1997
9745 SHENANDOAH DR
4 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Brecksville, OH 44141
4,670 Sqft | Built in 1984
3929 MOUNTVIEW RD
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43220
1,425 Sqft | Built in 1957
1 of 4 3236 SCHNEIDER RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Glendale-Heatherdowns
Single Family Home
Toledo, OH 43614
1,556 Sqft | Built in 1926
2336 QUEEN MARY LN
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Hamilton, OH 45013
1,948 Sqft | Built in 1961
6020 GOSHEN RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Goshen, OH 45122
1,008 Sqft | Built in 1959
4149 KLEPINGER RD
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Dayton, OH 45416
1,500 Sqft | Built in 1963
426 Garfield Ave
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Single Family Home
Mc Donald, OH 44437
822 Sqft | Built in 1920
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Rent to own Homes in Cities Near Ohio

Median Home Price in Ohio

Median Rent in Ohio

Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.

Average Cost of Living in Ohio

You won't have to look too hard to find an affordable place to live in Ohio. The overall cost of living in the state is 17.4% below the national average. Categories such as groceries, health, housing, and transportation are relatively affordable throughout Ohio. Akron and Youngstown are 13% and 17% cheaper than the rest of the state, respectively. Cleveland, Toledo, Canton, and Dayton range between 8% and 11% lower than Ohio's average, while Columbus and Cincinnati are two to three percentage points higher than the state average. There are more expensive municipalities - the cost of living in Dublin is 18% higher than the national average - but it's fairly simple to find a city in Ohio that's within your means.

Average Home Prices in Ohio

The median cost of a home in Ohio is $140,700, which is more than $90,000 cheaper (30.1%) than the national average of $231,200. Many cities have affordable housing markets even by state standards. Prices in Youngstown, Dayton, Cleveland, Akron, and Toledo range between $42,700 and $68,500 - just a fraction of the U.S. average. In mid-range cities, such as Canton, Cincinnati, or Columbus, you'll pay between $98,900 and $157,700 on average. A more expensive city like Dublin has a median price tag of $397,600. If you're looking for inexpensive housing markets, there are plenty of them in this state, including many with rent-to-own opportunities.

Ohio Statistics

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

Ohio Averages National Averages
One-Way Commute 23.4 minutes 26.4 minutes
Violent Crime 18.4 22.7
Property Crime 36.1 35.4
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 3.9%
Income Tax Rate 3.5% 4.6%
Air Quality 61 58
Water Quality 35 55
Median Household Income $48,849 $53,482
Median Property Taxes $1,836 $2,200
Utilities $440/month $112/month
Monthly Rent $790 $1,470
Median Home Cost $140,700 $231,200
Median Home Age 46 years 40 years

Popular Ohio Cities

Columbus - The state capital and home of Ohio State University is a growing city with nearly 900,000 residents in 2019 - up 13.9% since 2010. State buses, a bike-share system, and free golfcart shuttles make getting around the city a breeze. Columbus has a growing economy with plenty of jobs. The Scioto Mile, a 175-acre park area in the middle of downtown, features play areas, walking and biking trails, canoeing, kayaking, a restaurant, and outdoor concerts and festivals.

Cleveland - With a population of 381,000, the second most populated city in Ohio has lots of appeal. Cleveland has plenty of sports pride with teams such as the Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers. A mix of urban and suburban neighborhoods makes it easy for people to find an environment that suits them. The Cleveland Metro area boasts a gross metro product of $132.9 billion, with a median household income of $53,851. There are many cultural institutions in the city, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, which had nearly 770,000 visitors in 2018. City visitors and residents enjoy the Metro Parks, which include 23,700 acres of open space, hundreds of miles of trails, eight golf courses, lakefront parks, and the Cleveland Zoo.

Cincinnati - The Queen City has a population of 303,940, making it the third-most populous city in the state. Its $134.8 billion gross metro product is the largest in Ohio. Cincinnati was number 44 on Forbes' list of best places for business and careers in 2019. The city has a full line of attractions, including the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Coney Island Amusement Park, and a host of public parks for sports, recreation, and relaxation. The municipal government uniquely maintains almost 400 sets of steps to help pedestrians make their way around the city's hilly areas.

Popular Amenities and Attractions in Ohio

Ohio has dozens of rivers and more than 100 outdoor parks and recreational experiences for public enjoyment. Hocking Hills State Park is a great spot for children, adults, and people with disabilities. The park has more than 100 electric sites with heated showers, laundry bathrooms, playgrounds, and a swimming pool. Rent cabins on-site, go fishing at Rose Lake, hunt, enjoy a picnic, or go hiking and biking on trails ranging from 0.25 to 6 miles.

Go back in time by visiting the Piatt Castles, built more than 150 years ago. You can learn about the Piatt family dating back to the 1820s, see how they lived, check out some of its original furnishings, view Civil War artifacts, photographs from the late 1800s, and a pre-1900 book collection. The museum hosts events throughout the year that provide a hands-on feel of the various eras the family lived through. If you want more of the old-time experience, spend the night at the Great Stone Castle, where modern amenities meet historic design and architecture. The 125-year-old structure now serves as a bed, breakfast, and spa.

Ohio Frequently Asked Questions

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The state tax rate is 0.0 to 3.99% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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