Jaquo, thanks for the link. Great info in that article!
smtucker, good idea to have the directions mapped out to the house before going live. I have already google mapped many of the great restaurants, bars, etc. around my new house.
I just bought a house in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Portland near some of the best restaurants in town plus walking distance to hiking trails with incredible views over Portland, OR. I am furnishing it with very good beds, furniture and I have also bought new sheets, bedding, pillows, cutlery, place settings and pots and pans. I am going to make this a top notch rental and I think I can get between $175-250 per night depending on the time of the year and if it is a weekend. It has two master suites and it is completely remodeled so I think those two things will make it very desirable. There is a one car garage but not sure if I will have that available.