The rental market is booming. You should be able to find a rental home in Antioch without a problem. Finding a REO property ( foreclosed home) for rent is next to impossible. Banks are not interested in renting these homes, they want to sell them and get them off their books. I specialize in listing and selling foreclosed homes. Now is a great time to buy a home, especially with the up to $8,000 tax credit program. If your credit is a problem, I know lenders that can work with that and help you get qualified to buy. Usually by the time you consider the amount of money required to rent a home with security deposits and advance rent, you may have enough money to use a down payment on your own home and if not you can ask the sellers for some buyer credits to help make that happen. Contact me and I can email you rental homes and foreclosed properties for your consideration.