Hi Don, I use to live in your neck of the woods and now live in Croydon. I am not a real eastate agent i am a real estate investor and as such you wouldn't have to pay the 6% commissions you would to agents. One of the ways I can help is for you to lease option/rent-to-own a home. What this does for you is allow you to move in to a home relatively quickly and then take the necessary steps needed to improve your credit instead of waiting for your credit to improve first and then moving, and as I mentioned I use to live where you live and can't blame you for wanting to move and it's my guess that you would rather move sooner than later.
You didn't mention if you own the home your currently living in but if so I can help you sell that home as well.
Go to my website SCBProperties.com and leave me your information and I'll let you know if you can move sooner rather than later. Thanks, Steve
Stephen C. Berlanger