Selling vs rent is a difficult to answer without knowing additonal information. Like, what do you owe, what is the condition, what is the market surrounding you doing, etc. If you do rent, would you qualify to purchase a home in NC.
I'd be glad to send you a market report of your neighborhood or a more comphrensive market analysis after looking at your home.
Renting a home can be difficult. Typical fees run 6 - 10% of the lease in addition to a listing fee. Then there are the tenants .... No one will care for the property as you do!
I could recommend a property manager. Call me at your convenience. The rent vs. sell is a personal decision based on you circumstances. Like Brian said, renting can lower your overall value but you need to weigh out everything. You may want to speak with your accountant about the tax laws concerning the sale at a future date ( capital gain) and about the maryland non-resident sales tax. Good luck with your new jobs! Kim 410-320-9683
With this market, typically a home will rent faster than it sells. However, deciding to rent vs sell should be based upon a long term financial decision. Long term rentals can be great. Over long periods of time the housing prices generally goes up. Short term rentals can be tough. For several reasons....1) renters typically decrease your market value by several percent, sometimes 5-10%. 2) the market is depreciating right now, so home prices could be lower if you decide to sell in 1-2 years.
I would need a bit more info about your property to determine rental value. You should base your rental value upon other homes that have recently rented. Feel free to contact me about your property and I'd be happy to give you values.
Sorry, I don't know of any good property managers. A real estate agent can help you find a tenant, but if you are in NC, you probably want a full scale property manager. Be aware, the cost of a property manager can eat into your monthly profit.