I live in a college town and the apartment renting situation is total BS. Most of the cute little houses for a small family have been purchased up by 3-4 real estate groups comnected to the university and can only be rented by the room . All the apartment complexes are for college students (also rented by the room) or people with section 8. There is a real lack of high end apartment complexes for non-students with moderate income trying to find a place to rent. I have been house shopping as well but its not much better.