Hi Lori, I know you are interested in renting. In case you were not aware, you can get no money down financing for a single family home in certain eligible towns. If you are interested, I would be happy to see if I can get you pre-approved for financing. Typically, as long as you have at least a 620 middle credit score (500 if putting money down) you can have a good chance at getting approved. I just wanted to put it out there in case you wanted to take advantage of the low rates and low home prices right now. Once we see if you are eligible, I would put together a conservative good faith estimate based on a loan amount that you qualify for. You can contact me through my link below or through my profile. I would be happy to help provide the information that will help you to decide if this is the right choice for you at this time.
Good Luck! - Mike