For example if you think that the appreciation rate is 3% in Canton and your home is worth $250,000 then you will get an unrealized gain of $7,500 in the next year + net operating income + principal reduction.
Look on rentometer.com to determine fair market value for rents. Rent should be more than your mortgage.
If you sell you could miss out on the appreciation. No one knows for sure what the market is going to do so if you want to minimize risk sell and put your money in the bank and lose money because the banks rates are less than inflation.