It can be a hard find yet it could be easy too... just depends on what your looking for and what fits your needs. Just because there are limited supply don't be put off, go out knowing what you want be flexible with an open mindset (carpets ugly- use an area rug, hate the cabinets-its only a rental, someday you will move and find the place you fully love or can remodel it to make it your own...get the idea = ) and be ready to move when you do find something that can work for all of you. At least you have several areas that can work for you and thats says you are open to possibilities and that all works in your favor!
Keep your eyes open and move on properties as they come you way. Ask your agent to put you all on the MLS email list , so when a new property comes on the market -no matter if your renting or buying- you get the email as they happen 24/7 and helps the chances of you being there well before others even know it exists!