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.

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Hot
1 of 42 2711 SEABOLD DR
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Missouri City, TX 77459
4
4
2604 ft2
2014
Hot
1 of 25 6426 BROOKSIDE DR
Rent To Own
Lawndale - Wayside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77023
3
1
1451 ft2
1950
Hot
1 of 7 6622 ROCKERGATE DR
Rent To Own
Fort Bend Houston
Single Family Home
Missouri City, TX 77489
4
3
2198 ft2
1978
Hot
1 of 13 8019 BUNCH GRASS LN
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Single Family Home
Richmond, TX 77406
5
3
3739 ft2
2016
6249 WILLERS WAY
Rent To Own
Great Uptown
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77057
3
2
2160 ft2
1955
Hot
3404 TUAM ST
Rent To Own
Greater Third Ward
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77004
2
1
1046 ft2
1938
18515 GLENN HAVEN ESTATES DR
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Single Family Home
Spring, TX 77379
4
4
3762 ft2
2006
Hot
21510 BIG WOOD SPRINGS DR
Rent To Own
Memorial Parkway
Single Family Home
Katy, TX 77450
4
3
2495 ft2
1994
2239 N MACGREGOR WAY
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Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77004
3
4
2688 ft2
2017
Hot
2038 NORFOLK ST
Rent To Own
Neartown - Montrose
Townhouse/Condo
Houston, TX 77098
2
1
3290 ft2
1935
16307 LEAMINGTON LN
Rent To Own
Copperfield
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77095
3
3
2145 ft2
1985
726 E PURDUE LN
Rent To Own
Deer Park
Single Family Home
Deer Park, TX 77536
5
2
2005 ft2
1966
23706 WELCH HOUSE LN
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Katy, TX 77493
4
3
2496 ft2
1999
221 TALL CEDAR DR
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Single Family Home
Crosby, TX 77532
3
2
1208 ft2
1989
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1 of 10 19714 BURLE OAKS CT
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Atascocita
Single Family Home
Humble, TX 77346
3
2
2008 ft2
1981
5843 QUEENSLOCH DR
Rent To Own
Meyerland Area
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77096
4
2
2250 ft2
1962
1212 WILLOW PLAINS LN
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Rosenberg, TX 77471
2
3
1518 ft2
2018
6120 MAXIE ST #C
Rent To Own
Washington Ave - Memorial Park
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77007
3
4
2580 ft2
2009
1904 STAFFORDSHIRE ST
Rent To Own
Medical Center
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77030
3
4
2671 ft2
2004
4102 SHERWOOD LN #8
Rent To Own
Lazy Brook - Timbergrove
Townhouse/Condo
Houston, TX 77092
3
2
1120 ft2
1967
519 SPRING FLOWER CT
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Richmond, TX 77469
4
4
2517 ft2
2020
5814 LE CARPE PLANTATION CT
Rent To Own
Plantation Lakes
Single Family Home
Katy, TX 77449
4
4
2451 ft2
2010
6723 MORNINGSIDE DR
Rent To Own
Sugar Land
Single Family Home
Sugar Land, TX 77479
4
3
2402 ft2
1989
1 of 34 7511 FALDO DR
Rent To Own
Augusta Pines
Single Family Home
Spring, TX 77389
3
4
3369 ft2
2009
1901 AVENUE D
Rent To Own
Bacliff Heights
Townhouse/Condo
Bacliff, TX 77518
2
2
4650 ft2
1980
1 of 25 6514 WOODLAND OAKS
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Single Family Home
Magnolia, TX 77354
4
3
2670 ft2
2015
Hot
511 W ORANGE ST
Rent To Own
Angleton
Single Family Home
Angleton, TX 77515
3
2
984 ft2
1958
Hot
1 of 5 5531 PINE ST #D
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77081
3
4
2481 ft2
2014
16170 GOLDEN SANDS DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Copperfield
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77095
3
2
1209 ft2
1983
1 of 25 16130 SOMMERALL CREEK LN
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77084
3
2
1674 ft2
2016
10819 DOUD ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Westbury
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77035
3
2
1784 ft2
1958
5814 CLERKENWELL DR
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77084
4
3
2670 ft2
2001
10210 ASHVILLE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Sunnyside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77051
3
1
1188 ft2
1955
3925 MCKINLEY ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Sunnyside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77051
4
3
3279 ft2
1940
12811 CAPE HYANNIS DR
Rent to Own Eligible
South Acres - Crestmont Park
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77048
3
2
1362 ft2
1978
10118 CATHEDRAL DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Sunnyside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77051
3
1
1053 ft2
1955
16806 GRAMPIN DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Glencairn
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77084
3
2
1918 ft2
1977
5411 GREEN BIRCH LN
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Katy, TX 77449
3
3
1445 ft2
2019
3903 DARLINGHURST DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Central Southwest
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77045
5
3
2275 ft2
1958
3707 ROSEMONT ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Sunnyside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77051
2
1
1104 ft2
1945
10613 BUFFUM ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Sunnyside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77051
3
2
1594 ft2
1954
4527 SUNFLOWER ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Sunnyside
Single Family Home
Houston, TX 77051
3
5
1686 ft2
2022
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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 2024 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 2024 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.