Any way I can talk you into not wasting your hard earned money on rent? Come January 10th, the mortgage world is going to make some bad changes. The "getting is good" right now.
Buying - Tax benefits, equity, appreciation in value, more for the money, and an asset you can rent out later and turn into an income
Renting - The landlord gets all the benefits above, only you pay for it, and they get a profit to boot. You get no benefits of any kind at all.
Just saying :)