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If you do plan on refinancing, you will need to do that before you convert to a rental, otherwise you may have problems getting financing due to it not being "seasoned" as a rental property.

Unless you really, really want to be a landlord and have renters come in and treat your house like a rental property (esp. after all the remodeling you are/have done) than I'd opt to sell. You'll pay no taxes on the gain, and can buy your new house and have some money left to fund retirement, which it sounds like you may need.
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