Anyone know what the rental market is like in Lumberton/Mount Holly area for 3 bed, 2 bath homes and townhomes?  I live about an hour away but am considering investing in buy and holds out that way because often the numbers can work.  
I have friends who live out there.  Of course I don't want to just call a random agent and ask about the rental market, I'd rather get a true investor's point of view!  My fear, of course, is buying and holding it for months while I look for a tenant because the market is weak and there's no high demand for good rental property.