Why $6,900 is just the start

As enticing as the low price was on Kentfield Street

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5. Finding renters
Even in a city with almost 30% unemployment, a well-maintained house can attract renters. The key, says Holmes, is not to get greedy. A stable tenant who can afford to stay is worth a lower rent.

Expected rent: $800

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