Rent to Own Homes in Houston, TX

Houston, TX is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $53,600 and a median rent of $1,086, the Houston, TX 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 Houston, TX. 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 Houston, TX rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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Hot
1 of 42 2711 Seabold Dr
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Missouri City, TX 77459
2,604 Sqft | Built in 2014
Hot
1 of 5 5531 Pine St Unit D
3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77081
2,481 Sqft | Built in 2014
1 of 25 6426 Brookside Dr
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Lawndale - Wayside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77023
1,451 Sqft | Built in 1950
1 of 10 19714 Burle Oaks Ct
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Humble, TX 77346
2,008 Sqft | Built in 1981
1 of 7 6622 Rockergate Dr
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Fort Bend Houston
Single Family Home
Missouri City, TX 77489
2,198 Sqft | Built in 1978
1 of 13 8019 Bunch Grass Ln
5 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Richmond, TX 77406
3,739 Sqft | Built in 2016
4806 Terry St # A
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Northside Village
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77009
1,998 Sqft | Built in 2019
5843 Queensloch Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Meyerland Area
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77096
2,208 Sqft | Built in 1962
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
5814 Le Carpe Plantation Ct
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Katy, TX 77449
2,451 Sqft | Built in 2010
6723 Morningside Dr
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Greatwood
Single Family Home
Sugar Land, TX 77479
2,402 Sqft | Built in 1989
16307 Leamington Ln
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77095
2,145 Sqft | Built in 1985
3100 Jeanetta St Apt 1001
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
Townhouse/Condo
Houston, TX 77063
1,176 Sqft | Built in 1980
6249 Willers Way
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Great Uptown
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77057
2,160 Sqft | Built in 1955
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3404 Tuam St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Greater Third Ward
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77004
1,046 Sqft | Built in 1938
1904 Staffordshire St
3 Beds, 4 Baths
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Medical Center
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77030
2,671 Sqft | Built in 2004
18515 Glenn Haven Estates Dr
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Spring, TX 77379
3,762 Sqft | Built in 2006
21510 Big Wood Springs Dr
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Katy, TX 77450
2,495 Sqft | Built in 1994
2239 N Macgregor Way
3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77004
2,532 Sqft | Built in 2017
1 of 34 7511 Faldo Dr
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Spring, TX 77389
3,369 Sqft | Built in 2009
17923 Spoke Hollow Ct
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Cypress, TX 77433
3,284 Sqft | Built in 2014
519 Spring Flower Ct
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Richmond, TX 77469
2,556 Sqft | Built in 2020
Hot
4102 Sherwood Ln Apt 8
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Lazy Brook - Timbergrove
Townhouse/Condo
Houston, TX 77092
1,120 Sqft | Built in 1967
1 of 12 2126 Hickory Trail Pl
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Katy, TX 77450
2,710 Sqft | Built in 1996
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1 of 4 11021 Little Barley Ct
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77086
1,055 Sqft | Built in 1982
1 of 4 7726 Trailing Oaks Drive
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Spring, TX 77375
2,566 Sqft | Built in 2018
11111 Thinleaf Alder Way
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Tomball, TX 77275
2,850 Sqft | Built in 2018
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215 Blackshear St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Tomball, TX 77375
936 Sqft | Built in 1953
703 Bank Dr
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Clinton Park Tri-Community
Single Family Home
Galena Park, TX 77547
1,198 Sqft | Built in 1951
6636 Avenue P.
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77011
1,361 Sqft | Built in 1930
New
8607 Flossie Mae St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Pleasantville Area
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77029
1,004 Sqft | Built in 1953
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1 of 53 4123 Buras Pass Ln
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Central Southwest
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77045
2,110 Sqft | Built in 2012
1 of 4 9206 Bassoon Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Braeswood Place
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77025
2,020 Sqft | Built in 1954
1210 Oak Tree Dr
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Spring Branch West
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77055
1,036 Sqft | Built in 1955
Hot
1 of 8 5035 Hickorygate Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Spring, TX 77373
1,760 Sqft | Built in 1996
Hot
1 of 9 2826 Drew St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Greater Third Ward
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77004
1,332 Sqft | Built in 1930
1 of 11 1805 Hussion St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Greater Eastwood
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77003
1,246 Sqft | Built in 1945
1 of 12 4105 B Graustark
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Neartown - Montrose
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Houston, TX 77006
1,512 Sqft | Built in 1969
New
2701 Davis St
4 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Northside Village
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77026
2,192 Sqft | Built in 1940
306 Northwood St
5 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Greater Heights
Multifamily (5+ Units)
Houston, TX 77009
1,629 Sqft | Built in 1920
Hot
1 of 12 8619 Bartletts Harbor Ct
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Greater Inwood
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77040
1,597 Sqft | Built in 2011
Hot
7623 Kellwood Dr
4 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Greater Inwood
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77040
1,218 Sqft | Built in 1970
414 E Canal Rd
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Highlands, TX 77562
1,200 Sqft | Built in 1990
217 Rue Orleans St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Baytown, TX 77520
1,520 Sqft | Built in 1994
119 Timber Ln
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Baytown, TX 77520
1,552 Sqft | Built in 1965
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Buying a Home in Houston, TX

Houston, TX is seeing rapid growth and Houston, TX's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -14% below the 2022 national average. Houston, TX is part of Harris 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 2022 for county Harris is 2.31% which is above the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in Houston, TX

Median Rent in Houston, TX

Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms

Average Cost of Living in Houston

The cost of living in Houston is 3.5% lower than the United States' average. While the city is only slightly more affordable than the rest of the country in categories such as food, health, and utilities, it shines when it comes to housing, with average prices nearly 20 percent lower than the national average.

Average Home Prices in Houston

The current median home price in Houston is an affordable $189,846, which is 2.8 percent higher than a year ago. Prices are expected to rise slightly over the next year as demand for housing in Houston continues to increase.

Houston Statistics

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

Houston AveragesNational Averages
One-Way Commute27.0 minutes26.4 minutes
Violent Crime50.422.7
Property Crime63.235.4
Unemployment Rate4.2%3.9%
Income Tax Rate0%4.6%
Air Quality4958
Water Quality3755
Median Household Income$45,728$53,482
Median Property Taxes$5,000$2,200
Utilities$133/month$112/month
Monthly Rent$1,300$1,470
Median Home Cost$185,500$231,200
Median Home Age37 years40 years

Popular Attractions in Houston

With more than 22 million visitors in 2018, Houston is a popular place to explore. No matter what type of activities you enjoy, there's so much to do and see in this city.

Try NASA's Space Center, where millions of people go to enjoy the many educational galleries and exhibits every year. You can check out the Astronaut Gallery to view the types of suits worn by space travelers over the years, visit the Starship Gallery to see some of the vehicles that flew to outer space, or try a variety of other engaging options available to visitors.

The Armand Bayou Nature Center, founded in 1974, owns more than 2,500 acres of preserved land. Some of the site's activities include canoe tours, pontoon boat cruises, guided photo and trail hikes, and nightly owl and bat hikes—all great for both individuals and families. Or you could forgo a tour and instead walk the trails on your own, enjoying the best Mother Nature has to offer.

Bear Creek Pioneers Park includes a natural area of 2,168 acres. Visit the zoo, hike the many trails, or come with a group to use one of the soccer or softball fields. The park has a bird zoo, picnic tables, playground areas, ponds, and wildlife roaming around for people of all ages to enjoy.

Terry Hershey Park has miles of meandering walking and biking trails that run along the Buffalo Bayou. You can choose between paved and dirt paths, or you can explore the Buffalo Bayou in a pontoon boat or kayak.

For festival lovers, Comicpalooza is the place to go. The event attracted more than 50,000 attendees in 2018. Fans of literature, art, and every other type of entertainment flock to buy art, try out games, and view a plethora of performances alongside many popular celebrities. Comicpalooza has also attracted many movie stars, including Emilia Clark, Finn Jones, John Cusack, Krysten Ritter, and Charlie Cox.

Transportation in Houston is also convenient. The city boasts two international airports—the William P. Hobby Airport and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport-plus an elaborate train system, bus transportation, plenty of cabs, and ride-share options such as Uber and Lyft.

With dozens of school districts to choose from, every type of social environment to live in, and an endless array of entertainment and tourist attractions to check out, it's a great time to find a rent-to-own home in Houston.

Houston, TX Frequently Asked Questions

The average rent in Houston is $1,172 which represents a 5.0% increase year over year change.

If you’re looking for the most affordable neighborhoods for reasonable rental prices the areas of South Park, Golfcrest-Bellfort-Reveille, East Little York, Houston Suburban Heights and Greater Fifth Ward all have rents below the average of $1,172/month.

Houston has a competitively priced rental market which is 23.8% below the Austin average rental price of $1,539, 12.4% below the Dallas average rental price of $1,338 and 4.9% more than the average rental price in San Antonio.

Houston has an average of 55.7 crimes per 1,000 residents and is safer than 3% of U.S. cities.

Houston, TX has a walk score of

Houston, TX has a bike score of

The state tax rate is 0% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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