I can't believe how sparse the Sunday Paper was for rentals. I mean there was barely anything we could afford and the ones that we could, were in a bad part of town. Searching through Craigslist for homes to rent has been a very interesting experience. We have come across a few houses where the owners are admitting to being in the process of foreclosure but if you just give them x amount of money you can stay until the bank makes you leave. Who does that? More importantly who would even consider "renting" a place with the impending doom looming just around the corner? Quite honestly that made me mad as hell, given our current situation.
We went and scoped out a few houses. We started out in the general area of where we would like to be, given that we want Katie to be kept in the same school she is in now for her special needs. We liked a particular house that fit well below our budget (which is what we are striving for) but the street is very busy, even for a well kept neighborhood. We saw at least 3 teenagers atv racing up and down the street. I don't even think they are allowed to have them on public streets, but there they were zooming along like they didn't have a care in the world.
There weren't too many houses that we looked at that we really jumped out at us. I know that beggars can't be choosers but I don't want to end up in some rat hole or undesirable neighborhood. Been there and done that. I don't think June is a very busy month for finding rentals anyway, but we will keep on looking because that is the only thing we can do at the moment.