If you need to move and need income, the quickest thing to do is to rent it out. Being an absentee landlord is no picnic, and I speak from experience. However, talk with your CPA. It might be that renting and taking a loss could be painful the short run, but work out well after the first five or six years.
I would also talk with the company that hires you to see if the have a relocation package.
The main thing is to get good, solid information. Talk with a couple of Realtors to establish market value, compare their proposals, then take it from there. We had to do what you are doing and it worked out well in the long run. We kept the property for 18 years and when we sold it we made a lot of money.
I am hoping your payments were reduced after refinancing!
There are many options available, leasing or a Lease to purchase option. It all depends on the value of your home and what you owe. It would be best to save your credit and make a couple payments with out getting behind on your mortgage.
Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. I wish you the best!
Carlos J Ramirez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker, HomeSmart -