I can help you with a rental home.
Can you tell me what cities you are looking in? Or what zip codes in Tampa? And also your ideal rent price range.
Alma did give you some great tips to follow if you choose to find a rental without the assistance of a Real Estate Agent.
Let me know if you'd like some assistance.
Kirsten Realty Inc
Be careful if renting from an individual owner because many are in foreclosure.
Delinquent Landlords may not have the money to fix an a/c or leaky roof or other problems.
Also if the seller decides to do a Short Sale you must allow Realtors in to show with minimal notice.
If your credit is the reason why you're not able to buy at these low prices, you might try:
Also credit unions will not require minimum credit scores and if you are good risk they may take a chance with you. Try GTEFCU.org
All the best,