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Old 10-30-2017, 08:27 PM
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Hello, I've posted here before. I'm a native who moved back to the area just shy of two years ago after having spent the better part of my childhood here.

Anyways I'm making it my goal to buy a sub $100k home in a year, year and half. If zillow estimates are even remotely close, it would actually be significantly cheaper to buy than to rent, even with PMI, taxes, ect. I also think paying rent is kind of a waste of money if there are any alternatives. But I digress. What I want to know is if anyone has experience renting out a single room in these areas? I could afford it on my own, but I want to rent out at least one bedroom (many of the properties I've looked are 3 beds) to reduce or even cover my expenses, plus reduce utility costs. I am well aware that you can go months without a tenant, I just want to make sure there isn't a serious shortage of decent tenants in the area. It'd be pretty awful if I did all this planning only do go 6+ months without finding anyone. I'm aware renting is always a risk, which is why I'd make sure I don't NEED one to get by and will be asking around to find someone I can trust before posting on Craigslist or what have you.
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