Linwood, why are you trying to rent when this current market offers buyer's lower monthly mortgages, that you would pay to rent. Buyer's Markets can be good even for short term investing with the right deal. Informed decisions are always best. Contact me with a housing area in mind, if you would like a comparison. Ms. Wesley Goodwin, NC Real Estate Broker, REALTOR, GRI, ABR, Prudential Yost and Little. email@example.com or (336) 387-2148.