Rent to own Homes in Charleston, WV

Thriving Arts Community! Residents of Charleston benefit from a thriving arts community. The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, opened in 2003, offers residents a wealth of sensory experiences. Visit The Maier Foundation Performance Hall or The Walker Theatre and experience art and theater at its finest. Explore the Avampato Discovery Museum or the Electric Sky Theater, which includes a planetarium and dome screen cinema.

Charleston, WV is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $49,769 and a median rent of $751, the Charleston, WV 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, WV. 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, WV rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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1 of 19 511 SPOTSWOOD RD
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
South Charleston, WV 25303
3
2
2044 ft2
1959
2106 KANAWHA BLVD E #326
Rent To Own
East End
Townhouse/Condo
Charleston, WV 25311
1
1
626 ft2
1970
2106 KANAWHA BLVD E #526
Rent To Own
East End
Townhouse/Condo
Charleston, WV 25311
1
1
626 ft2
1970
Hot
1 of 16 813 BIGLEY AVE
Rent To Own
West Side
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25302
3
2
1344 ft2
1923
1 of 10 203 WALKER DR
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Dunbar
Single Family Home
Dunbar, WV 25064
3
2
2100 ft2
1980
1 of 30 1517 VIEWMONT DR
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Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25302
3
3
2678 ft2
1990
557 GEORGES CREEK DR
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Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25306
3
2
980 ft2
1935
1 of 12 1312 KANAWHA AVE
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Dunbar
Single Family Home
Dunbar, WV 25064
4
2
2363 ft2
1940
Hot
1 of 15 1018 LYNN OAK DR
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Cross Lanes
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25313
5
4
3250 ft2
1975
1 of 9 173 CIRCLE DR
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Cross Lanes
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25313
4
2
1200 ft2
1954
1 of 18 869 VINE ST
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St. Albans
Single Family Home
Saint Albans, WV 25177
3
2
1337 ft2
1954
1 of 6 210 BROADWAY AVE
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Nitro
Single Family Home
Nitro, WV 25143
3
2
1446 ft2
1950
1 of 14 13 Cloverleaf Street
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Winfield, WV 25213
3
2
1484 ft2
1993
Hot
1 of 17 450 3RD ST
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Single Family Home
Madison, WV 25130
5
4
4010 ft2
1994
Hot
1 of 49 2212 EMMA RD
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Single Family Home
Kenna, WV 25248
2
1
1200 ft2
2014
4002 Pinnacle View Road
Rent To Own
Teays Valley
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Hurricane, WV 25526
5
5
6000 ft2
1995
1 of 22 756 ART HILL RD
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Single Family Home
Clendenin, WV 25045
1
1
500 ft2
1930
1 of 30 5693 LOW GAP RD
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Single Family Home
Danville, WV 25053
4
3
2900 ft2
2007
Hot
1 of 12 533 DUDDING AVE
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Hurricane
Single Family Home
Hurricane, WV 25526
2
1
1104 ft2
1952
5059 LOCUST RIDGE RD
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Single Family Home
Leon, WV 25123
3
2
1508 ft2
2011
1 of 19 6510 CHARLESTON RD
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Single Family Home
Ripley, WV 25271
3
2
2490 ft2
2005
Hot
1 of 35 1902 OAK HILL RIDGE RD
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Single Family Home
Bomont, WV 25030
3
2
2600 ft2
2003
Hot
1 of 18 343 VILLAGE LN
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Single Family Home
Milton, WV 25541
3
2
1664 ft2
2010
1 of 26 61 DANIELS RUN
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Single Family Home
Spencer, WV 25276
5
3
2628 ft2
1972
1 of 41 33780 HUNTINGTON RD
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Single Family Home
Ashton, WV 25503
4
3
4600 ft2
2020
101 Saddleback Rdg #101
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Single Family Home
Oak Hill, WV 25901
7
8
6000 ft2
2002
Hot
1901 VANDALE FRK
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Single Family Home
Spencer, WV 25276
3
2
1360 ft2
1999
2324 WOODLAND AVE
Auction
South Charleston
Single Family Home
South Charleston, WV 25303
4
2
1640 ft2
1952
128 5TH AVE
Auction
South Charleston
Single Family Home
South Charleston, WV 25303
3
1
1754 ft2
1930
425 21ST ST W
Auction
North Charleston
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25387
2
1
744 ft2
1930
1 of 29 716 ELLETTE DR
Auction
Oakridge
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25311
3
2
1828 ft2
1961
725 FORBES DR
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25313
2
1
840 ft2
1952
1 of 44 729 WESTMORELAND DR
Auction
Charleston Heights
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25302
4
2
2108 ft2
1958
402 SHERIDAN CIR
Auction
Fort Hill
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25314
4
2
1662 ft2
1959
3018 CANE FORK RD
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25314
3
2
1836 ft2
1997
943 HAZELWOOD AVE
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25302
3
1
1183 ft2
1930
910 MEADOW DR
Auction
South Charleston
Single Family Home
South Charleston, WV 25309
2
1
840 ft2
1947
1 of 47 838 S PARK RD
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25304
3
1
840 ft2
1966
1 of 20 4512 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD
Auction
South Charleston
Single Family Home
South Charleston, WV 25309
2
2
950 ft2
1958
1 of 73 406 SENECA DR
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25302
5
4
3292 ft2
2017
1 of 7 1123 BEECH AVE
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25302
3
1
1656 ft2
1928
999 HUNT AVE
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Charleston, WV 25302
3
2
948 ft2
1930
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Charleston, WV is seeing rapid growth and Charleston, WV's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -28% below the 2024 national average. Charleston, WV is part of Kanawha 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 Kanawha is 0.63% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Top 11 Reasons to Live in Charleston, WV

Beautiful Neighborhoods! Whether you are looking for sale or rent to own homes, Charleston neighborhoods offer picturesque landscapes, easy commutes and a large variety of home styles to choose from. Kanawha City, East End and Edgewood are just a few of the communities you could call home. A 12% vacancy rate gives you plenty of options when you begin shopping around.

Coffee! 60.43% of the community are homeowners, so slide in with your cup of coffee and get to know the locals. Stop by Moxxee Coffee to chat over a cup of joe, or South Hills Market & Cafe to have a bite to eat with your coffee.

Regular Festivals! Celebrate the 4th of July at the Haddad Riverfront Park, revel in the festivities of Symphony Sunday, or participate in Vandalia Festival. Perhaps more exciting is the FestivALL Charleston, spanning 10 days and including live performances, music, theater, dancing and of course, food.

House values are up! The median sale prices for homes in the Charleston are down slightly from 2012, but only by 1%. The overall value of homes has increased, slowly but steadily, since 2000, making now a great time for those looking to buy or rent to own. The estimated median value of homes in Charleston is around $134,686, though actual prices may range greatly.

Active Lifestyle Attractions! Cato Park boasts a golf course and an Olympic-size swimming pool, as well as trails and picnic areas. Coonskin Park offers outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities, including swimming, a boathouse, dining facilities and a clubhouse, tennis courts, putt putt golf and more. Locals enjoy both the Kanawha State Forest and Magic Island.

Stable and growing economy! With notable companies such as MATRIC, Appalachian Power, City Holding Company and BrickStreet Mutual Insurance, the economy in Charleston holds steady. There are plenty of job opportunities as well as homes for sale and rent to own properties.

Historic Sites! Charleston has close to 50 historical structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the West Virginia State Museum, the Woman's Club of Charleston or even the St. George Orthodox Cathedral, founded in 1892.

253 Consumer Rated Restaurants! Laury's on MacCorkle Ave is ranked No. 1 by consumers for their exquisite French, American and Seafood selection, set in an elegant dining hall. Pies and Pints on Capitol Street, ranked No. 4, offers a different ambiance, specializing in the city's favorite pizza pies and beer selection.

Easy Commuting! Charleston is located where the Kanawha and Elk Rivers meet, at the intersection of Interstates 64, 77 and 79. Commuting to and from work and play is easy and getting in and out of the city is a breeze. Local transportation services are offered by the city as well, making green commuting even easier!

Over 500 new listings! Take advantage of the hundreds of new listings and shop for your dream house. Whether you are looking for rent to own houses or hoping to buy, shop in any of the city's neighborhoods, such as Louden Heights, Fort Hill or East End, for opportunities.