HAR.com is where you need to begin. You can search for a rental based on specifics: # of bedrooms/bathrooms, subdivision, school zone and of course by price point. The site offers a wealth of information. I can also pull information on rentals. Email me what you would love to have in a rental home. Kimberlyperez@kw.com
With the economy, many people in search of a home to lease have less than perfect credit. You are definitely not alone. You will have to go through a "background/credit check" with any lease application and pay the applicable fee $30-$50. You may have to put down more money for the security deposit. Leasing is not as involved to qualify for as in purchasing a house. Leasing is for 12 months and purchasing is for 30 years. Each applicant is looked at on a case-by-case basis and many owners will consider the applicant's situation. But there are owners that will not lease to anyone unless the applicants have perfect credit.