Im struggling to:

  1. 1 find a deal that will work with a VA loan (I understand the issues of renting on a VA loan this is only temporary 1 or 2 years live-in situation till refinance)
  1. 2 get my realtor to make things happen.

What do I have to do to get this to work? 

What do you think of the spreadsheet numbers I pulled.

The spreadsheet shows areas im interested in, rental costs I can find online, averages/margins and ultimately what I'm willing to pay for a place. 

The last recession decreased rents by 30% so thats just a fun number to throw-in at the end :)