Have you considered purchasing? You could own brand new 3 bedroom/ 2 bath in this price range with nothing down. That's with (PITI) payments, interest, taxes and insurance. Your energy bills would also be less than renting in an older home and you could qualify for various tax benefits.
There are 38 listings in the MLS that fit your criteria. One over 1200 sq ft ($700 security and $250 pet dep.). However, you can build over 1400 sq ft with no money down, no pet deposit. That is, an all brick constructed home with stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, and granite. There are many professionals/agents whom would help you with the process. Just another option.... more
To determine what to rent for, you must first know what comparable homes rent for in the area. Property management companies might be of help here, or if you know what homes in the area rent for, compare against the features of your home. One thing to bear in mind, if you rent yours for a few bucks less, you're apt to rent it sooner than if you ask a higher rent.....if you miss a month, you miss quite a bit of income, which is not easily recovered.... more