There is hope, at the 900 -1000 dollar range. There are a lot of rental scams in Austin, with the market being so tight, and they especially target the $900 dollar rental range because people looking in that range are desperate.
Please use an agent for your protection. The property management companies and landlords pay to have us find tenants for them, and we still are legally working for you when you have signed a representation agreement with your agent.
It's a little too early to try to lease a home for the end of October (unless it happens to be out there early with a late October/early November availability date. Save my contact information and reach me late in August to begin the process.