Rent to Own Homes near Tuckahoe, VA

Top 9 Reasons to Live in Tuckahoe

  • Values rising. Despite reaching a low in early 2012, the median value of Tuckahoe properties has risen by 3% over the past year. It is projected to go up by 1% in the coming year. This value combine the worth of all residences in the area, whether they're on the market, not for sale, or rent to own.

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  • Playing a round. Two golf clubs satisfy those with a passion for the links. The James River Country Club, which opened in 1931, was designed by James McMenamin but was updated in 2008 to take into account environmental sensitivity and modern golf technology. The Country Club of Virginia boasts three 18 hole courses as well as several rooms for events.
  • Lower sales prices. The median list price in Tuckahoe is $319,000. However, the median sale price is $259,700, which is almost 19% lower. This is considered a buyer's market for both traditionally financed or rent to own homes.
  • Natural borders. Two undeveloped areas help maintain the natural character of the area. One is Tuckahoe Island, a stretch of mostly forested land that is not an island at all. Another is the James River, with 340 miles that cross the entire state, through all of the southern border of Tuckahoe.
  • Discounted real estate. The median Tuckahoe value of $240,300 is just a starting point for negotiations. About 34% of listings get a price cut and almost 20% eventually sell for under the listing price. Ask a local agent how you can use this market to your advantage when finding a rent to own home.
  • Easy private car commute. Tuckahoe acts as a retreat from the hustle of Richmond and yet offers easy 17 minute access to the big city on I-64, assuming no traffic. You need a private car because the journey by public transit takes an hour and twenty minutes.
  • Stand alone pluses. A single family home means you don't have to contend with noisy neighbors to your sides or above and below you. Over 82% of Tuckahoe residences consist of this type of property with only 10.5% for condos. These are close to the percentages in nearby Richmond.
  • Genteel plantation. The Tuckahoe Plantation was built around 1733 and was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson. You can visit the gardens and grounds by yourself for a donation. Tours of the house are by appointment only. The grounds are also the site of Christmas Open Houses in the colonial style.
  • Vintage advantage. Want the character, style, and solidity of a vintage home? About three quarters of the real estate in Tuckahoe date from before 1959, with 31% built from 1940 to 1959. These are close to the percentages for Richmond real estate.