If you are only looking for an option, your best bet would be to just rent until you decide what you want in a home and/or area. We have several good property managers in our area that I could introduce you to.
I have been successful in the Lease Purchase scenario, however I haven't participated in the lease option.
Feel free to contact me with any additional questions that you might have.
Keller Williams Realty
1. They rarely ever work out and agents get paid only when a home sells so the agents don't like to fool with them as they are a waste of time 99.5% of the time.
2. There are none to almost none around as sellers want to sell and not waste their time with being a landlord and seeing the property not sell in a year and then they have to try and sell it again.
Rent to buy is not a good idea, it is risky for a renter because they will have to get a loan from a lender at some point to buy the house or default and lose all the deposit money to the owner. Look into these before you waste a lot of time with them, they are not a good deal and the selection (if any) will be slim pickens.