The newest financial frustration in Connecticut’s red-hot housing market is not only a struggle for people looking to buy. Would-be renters find themselves running into big obstacles – and big price tags – all around the state.
“I started looking for anything; anything, anything, anything,” said Cathy Blumenfeld. She said her search for “anything” quickly became a search for a rental property just about anywhere in Connecticut.
“I went to all the borders,” Blumenfeld said. “I searched, and I searched, and I searched and there was nothing!”
It is no longer just homebuyers dealing with extreme competition, lower inventory and higher prices.
Blumenfeld said touring potential rental properties started feeling like it was an audition.
“We had to make ourselves look good,” said Blumenfeld. “I would dress up before I went to see a property and think about what not to say and what to say and make myself more…