The rent you can collect is directly dependent on the size of home, home features, level of finishes, neighborhood amenities. Generally, homes are renting well in Birkdale and Huntersville area $1,000-$1,800. The best time to make money on an investment property is when you BUY, so if the lowest price homes in Birkdale Village area are selling within 3% of market price, but another home nearby is selling 15% below market, the alternative may be better. Having a Realtor who specializes in rentals and another who specializes on identifying and acquiring high value properties will help assure that you are making money all the way around. If you appreciate an answer, please give "thumbs up". For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a "best answer" click.