I never wanted to be a landlord, but when we moved to our condo, the twin home prices , along with the other home prices, sank. And my daughter still needed a place to live. yeah, she's 25, but still in school.
so, her boyfriend pays us rent (yeah, a little lower but it will be going up next year) - and a coworker of hubbys needed a place just as we were getting ready to rent the other side - but little things needed done and he is a handyman type. so, gave him a break for a few months. He loves it and is already talking about buying it in a couple years or so.
If it wasn't for the $$$ we are doing to improve the property, it wouldn't be too bad. 'friend' keeps it neat and tidy, Daughter is another story. oh well, kids.
but, at least I don't have to deal with strangers, which was going to be my biggest problem (I was completely dreading it). I'm thinking it will all work out. Daughter is getting married next year, but they are talking several more years (school, student loan, save up for a house).