You have great recommendations from othe agents, I recommnend a visit to the area to really understand the school systmes, your travel commute, and communtiy enviroment, Pleaee contact any of us to support your, As the area you are coming from, the Great Washingotn DC area is very complex.
My colleagues below give some quality answers. One point however, which may be the most valuable is being overlooked. THE LEASE. If you are the tenant..you want a lease that may be structured a bit more in your favor. if you are the owner...then you certainly want a lease structured in your favor as well. This is no different than a purchase/sell contract. It should not simply be a case of fill in the blanks.
Erik J. Weisskopf, ABR,CDPE,CRS,GRI