I remember years ago when we were starting out and trying to find the ideal place to raise our family. First of, we thought that we could buy a place but they were too unaffordable on our budget. So we searched the classifieds for house for rent by owner but we really needed to find the right place to suit our needs. We wanted to be on a lower apartment of a house that had a private and secured yard so therefore we could keep an eye on our young children as they played. It took us quite sometime but within seven months we found a great place with a great landlord that also had young children.