The average rent for homes in Gladstone varies. There are companies that specifically cater to people looking for a rental, example: Key Connections KC may be able to assist you with your rental needs. If you want to know for sure if you could qualify to purchase your first step will be to contact a Mortgage Consultant to see if you qualify for pre-approval. If you qualify, GREAT! If by chance you can't at this time, do not be discouraged. A Mortgage Consultant can give you advice on the steps to take to get pre-approved at a later date to make your home ownership dreams a reality.