Sometime folk can be so dense (pick me). My wife and I have been considering a move to Northern Virginia (Annandale area) but have a nice size house in Laurel, MD which we are loathe to sell (upside down and a gorgeous piece of property).
We want to rent out our house but are extremely skittish about renting to a family or private individuals (our history of renting to others hasn't been very successful). So we have gotten this bright idea of renting to a corporation.
We understand this might not be the best way to go but also it could be. So we are opening ourselves up to the best and the brightest of this august institution better known as Active Rain!
A real quick run down about the house - 3Br/3.5Ba, office (could be a bedroom) on main level, wood burning fireplace in family room, DR, formal living room, basement with washer/dryer - also really cool workbench. Sits on 1/2 acre of land (back half of land has an easement so no possibility of subdividing - also means combining with other properties one has about an acre of "park" in their back yard). It is located in West Laurel (less than a mile from I-95); 1/2 way between D.C. and Baltimore; about 10 miles from Fort Meade and NSA.
What are your suggestions? Rent to a corporation or military? if so, what do we need to do to maximize our income? fully furnished? provide lawn and maid service? a person coming in to cook meals? the bare bones of services?
Looking for YOUR advice. Of course, good sound advice is always appreciated. Who knows a referral might come out of it all.
So here you go - what are your thoughts?