I own three properties in SC and I can tell you the insurance companies do not like houses sitting empty for long periods of time. You may want to charge an affordable rent and request (stipulate in writing) the tenant maintain the property for the below market rental payments. That worked very well for my Dad and me concerning one property where it was cheeper to accept $240 a month (e.g. tenant fixed/repaired all problems himself, painted as desired, cut an acres worth of grass every four days, etc.) rather than pay an outside company to maintain the grounds and hope your place isn't vandelized. You don't have to go that low, but it may give you an idea of some of the options available to you until you are ready to move.