As a REALTOR at HardinHomes.com I get a lot of people who are looking for rentals as they search the web. This may be due to deprecation shock from the area's that they are coming from and not sure about the stability of our local market. For the past 6 years we have seen steady appreciation in the Hardin and Meade County areas. This year is a little off, but we have gotten into the busy season and everyone is looking for business to pick up. Here is a good article expressing several different views of home ownership.