Looking forward to hearing from you,
Unfortunately, to be realistic, there probably will never be a short sale that you'll be able to rent-to-own and also, there probably will never be an actual foreclosure (bank-owned) that you'll be able to buy because homes in this price range are usually bought with cash. In the unlikely situation that someone borrowed enough money to buy a foreclosure, it would have to be a special type of government-program loan and I don't know anything about those. There must be an agent that specializes in these types loans, but I don't know any. I'd google government home loans or things along that line to see if you could find something.