There are approx 78 properties in the wider $1500 to $2000 per month range.
There are also the properties that are available privately and independantly advertised on sites like craigslist.com
The key is price and condition, just as it is for properties that are listed for sale. If your home is in good condition compared with the others closeby for rent, it will rent.
However, as Lee mentioned below, you need to calculate the cost of holding the property and what it will take to put it back in "sale condition" if you are considering selling. Unless you want to be in the rental business, I would price it right and sell it now (that is if you are considering selling). If you are considering renting, choose a great property management company to handle it, rather than trying to do it all yourself.
Visit my website: http://www.TheCharlestonRealEstateAgent.com. Give me a call and I'll be delighted to help you choose a company if you really want to rent it.
There are many people renting. I have several of my own properties with tenants in them and it has worked out so far. I think a good option if you move here is to look for a lease-purchase type deal. Best of luck -- Bob Brennaman Jr.
The status of the market, so you are aware, is that with so many homes on the market for sale, many owners are also open to renting -- seeing which happens first - the sale or the rental. Thus, it is causing the rental market to also have high inventory.
I live in Mt Pleasant and my Century 21 office is on the IOP connector. If you'd like for me to do some research for you, just let me know. 843-323-1013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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