Hello Michelle, you should study RENT vs BUY listings to compare payments.
The rentals start from $900 for 3bd 2ba single family home in Clarksville. The purchase in Clarksville start from 74k for 3bd 1ba single family home.
You may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in Clarksville, VA. If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to fit your search criteria. Check out the RENT vs BUY web reference link below...