My heart just ached today for several people that have responded to our ad from this week. It took only 2 days to rent out the 3/2 we have ready for rent. I've had several calls from people in desperate situations. I just got off the phone with a woman who's daughter just lost her house due to foreclosure. We talked for like 1/2 hour. I just listened and sympathized. Unfortunately I do not have another house open right now. I asked if she had tried to sell. The mom said "No, because the lender had made it sound like they were going to work with us. They promised if we paid diligently for 6 months, they would rewrite the loan. After we had, they said sorry, we can't do it. So we lost it anyway."
I put 3 people today on a list to call if I hear of ANYTHING available. There are SOME places, but we're talking bad neighborhoods. One mom said she'd rather live in a motel than put her kids in a bad location. (And I don't think there are REALLY bad places here. not like in a big city) And these are people that have jobs and CAN pay rent.
Anyway, I wish there was a way to have unlimited access to funds for buying up these properties. There are houses just sitting, and people WAITING to live in them. Reminds me of refugees waiting for help to come through "red tape".