Rentals in your budget and location are rare, so landlords do very little advertising other than placing a yard sign out or an ad on a free website. Look for websites that consolidate rental listings to make a more efficient web search.
If homeowners are willing to offer an option to rent, that is usually noted in the MLS listing. Since the market in these neighborhoods now favors sellers, very few owners offer an option to rent.
Consider increasing your budget, or look in neighborhoods that are not super hot. Try Grant Park, Ormewood Park, East Atlanta, Edgewood or Kirkwood.
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