A hot real estate market is making it hard for people to find rentals

 A hot real estate market is making it hard for people to find rentals


FORT MYERS

A red-hot housing market is forcing people out of their homes as some landlords are selling their valuable rentals.

That is putting renters in a difficult spot and leaving them with nowhere to go.

While there are help wanted signs everywhere, it’s tough finding one that says for rent.

People on Facebook say looking for a place to live is like playing the lottery. It’s a bidding war with some people paying a year of rent in advance.

Because landlords are selling their rental properties there’s nothing left to rent.

“I keep looking at houses and basically as soon as they’re posted they’re gone,” said one woman who asked not to be named due to fear of jeopardizing her chances of finding a home.

Her landlord is trying to sell her home. She is fighting him to stay.

“They put the house on the market and then I think it was like…

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