Today I went and viewed an apartment. Well it was actually a townhouse run by an apartment complex. It was very nice. To me it seems more like a back up plan though than an actual place that it at the top of my list. Also the price ended up being a lot higher than I thought. The internet quotes deceived me a bit. But the search will go on and I will hopefully be able to find a great townhouse/house/apartment that is affordable for everyone and allows pets.