You may also want to contact a rental agency, I assist some clients, that caters to relocation and annual rentals. Explain your situation but stress your ability and willingness to pay on time and your professionalism. You should be able to find a great rental and home to start your new life for you and your daughter. Visit my web site to see rentals (choose "Rental" in the Property Type drop down menu) in Naples and Estero Florida. Best of luck to you and your daughter! - Mark Weber (239) 289-0799
Since the annual rental market is presently "flooded" you should be able to find a place to rent with your circumstances. The issue of a large deposit willdepend largely on the community and owners preference.
Cape Coral has been hit particularly hard by the housing down turn and may be a good place for you to consider looking.
Good luck with your fresh start.
Sarah, I appreciate the offer and if we end up in that area I would most definitely take you up on the offer, thank you.
Right now the county in which I live in has an unemployment rate of 10.9 percent, and I was still able to find a job rather quickly due to my extensive backround and experience, so I am hopeful I can do the same there as well.