Home Buyer, North Tonawanda, NY
I know that you said that you are looking to rent a home. But if you plan to stay in the neighborhood for any length of time, I would suggest looking to buy instead of renting. Homes in WNY are really not that expensive, and depending on where you buy, the taxes can be low too. I rented for a long time only to find that I have nothing to show for it, and I could have been putting all my money into my own home. I do suggest that you shop around for a "buyers agent" though. Some of them are better than others, so be picky. I hope that this was at all helpful.