Rent to own Homes in Charleston, SC

Charleston is located on South Carolina's Atlantic coast, on the Charleston Harbor. The second largest and oldest city in the state, it's also South Carolina's fastest-growing city, with a population close to 700,000. The city is known for its historical significance, well-kept architecture, and popular eateries. And, it has good manners. The city was recognized as America's Most Friendly City and the Most Polite and Hospitable City in America, in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Charleston, SC is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $72,071 and a median rent of $1,318, the Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC. 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 Charleston, SC rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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182 DUNNEMANN AVE
Rent To Own
Wegener Terrace
Single Family Home
Charleston, SC 29403
3
2
1204 ft2
1940
1485 COOPERS HAWK DR
Rent To Own
Hanahan
Single Family Home
Hanahan, SC 29410
4
3
1729 ft2
2013
605 CANE MILL CT
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Summerville, SC 29485
4
3
3144 ft2
2006
787 HIGHWAY 15 N
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Single Family Home
Saint George, SC 29477
6
5
4000 ft2
1965
New
408 PALM ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
3
2286 ft2
1966
1231 LLEWELLYN RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
2
2128 ft2
1987
New
1110 SUMMERSILL LN
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
3
3261 ft2
1994
New
1680 PARADISE LAKE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
5
3088 ft2
2014
119 CIVITAS ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
2468 ft2
2002
969 EQUESTRIAN DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
3
2608 ft2
1976
New
1 of 104 754 NAVIGATORS RUN
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
5
5
4364 ft2
2005
New
964 PROVINCIAL CIR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
1509 ft2
1992
New
1 of 39 155 Wingo Way
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
2
3
1655 ft2
2016
New
118 W SHIPYARD RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
5
4281 ft2
2004
1651 PARADISE LAKE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
5
6
3784 ft2
2016
1463 ALLEN ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
2
2202 ft2
1962
223 HERITAGE CIR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Townhouse/Condo
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
2
1344 ft2
1974
831 BRIDGE POINT CIR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
4
4613 ft2
2015
267 Alexandra Dr
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
2
2
976 ft2
1986
822 ARMSWAY ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
2
1635 ft2
1972
New
647 BANK ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
2
1734 ft2
1955
New
1 of 41 231 S PLAZA CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Townhouse/Condo
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
2
3
2186 ft2
2002
New
122 N PLAZA CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Townhouse/Condo
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
1965 ft2
2002
New
809 MARSH GROVE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
4
2391 ft2
2001
New
1362 Cassidy Ct
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
2
2
1000 ft2
1986
New
1 of 52 104 5th Ave
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
5
4
4948 ft2
2016
1240 Fairmont Ave
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
2
1
960 ft2
1979
1 of 40 765 WAKENDAW BLVD
Rent to Own Eligible
Wakendaw
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
4
2980 ft2
2013
818 ABCAW WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
2
1726 ft2
1969
1202 VILLAGE CREEK LN #203
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Townhouse/Condo
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
2
2
1060 ft2
1981
573 MARSHGRASS BLVD
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
4
4
3966 ft2
1986
234 MIDDLE ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Hilliardsville
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
1900 ft2
1965
1260 ROBIN RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
2
2493 ft2
1964
345 6TH AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
2790 ft2
2021
1 of 55 1305 ERCKMANN DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
2
1335 ft2
1936
2858 ION AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Sullivan's Island
Single Family Home
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
3
2
1395 ft2
1974
1495 FIDDLERS MARSH DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
2530 ft2
1995
950 SHETLAND CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
3303 ft2
1973
1 of 222 1817 BACK ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Sullivan's Island
Single Family Home
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
4
5
4770 ft2
2006
2217 MYRTLE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Sullivan's Island
Single Family Home
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
3
4
2886 ft2
1910
New
204 LIVE OAK DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Old Village Historic District
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
5
3035 ft2
1903
1 of 12 1506 VILLAGE SQ
Rent to Own Eligible
Mount Pleasant
Single Family Home
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
3
3
2824 ft2
2015
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Buying a Home in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is seeing rapid growth and Charleston, SC's' housing market remains not optimal with an average home price that is 60% above the 2024 national average. Charleston, SC is part of Charleston 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 Charleston is 0.5% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Top Reasons to Live in Charleston SC

Housing Statistics With a rich history behind it and recognized as a friendly place to live, the median price of a house for sale is $197,500. There are a little over 1,500 homes for sale, with the average listing price of a house coming in at $550,000. The average home for rent will cost about $900 per month. The percentage of homes owned is 47, while 44% of people rent their home and 8% of homes are vacant. The majority of homes are single-family and multifamily homes, with a number of rent to own houses, vacation homes, and beachfront homes, as well.

Local Events and Festivals Charleston hosts a 17-day art festival each year called the Spoleto Festival USA. The internationally recognized festival draws artists from many different disciplines to the coastal city. The smaller Piccolo Spoleto Festival happens at the same time, with an emphasis on live performances. The Charleston Food and Wine Festival, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, and the Taste of Charleston spotlight the city's local cuisine, while the Charleston Marathon and the Cooper River Bridge Run give locals a chance to burn off the calories.

Transportation and Commutes Most of the transportation in the city is provided by I-26 and Highways 17, 52, and 78. The South Carolina Port Authority is another main source of transportation for travel throughout the region and for travel to vacation spots like Bermuda. The second-largest expansion bridge, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, connects Charleston with Mount Pleasant and has eight lanes, along with lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Neighborhoods The Bristol: The average cost of homes in this area is $750,000. Most of the area offers luxurious condominiums. This is an upscale neighborhood surrounded by beautiful homes, restaurants, art centers, and the waterfront, which has amazing views of the water; and it's close to the downtown area.