No owner/landlord is going to lock themselves into todays price when all market indicators are showing that the price will be higher a year from now.
You would do better to lower your rental budget and save your spare cash flow in an index stock fund to save your money towards a purchase when you have enough in your own accounts, rather than an owners account.
All the best,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC