Alright, fortunately for me, I was able to buy a condo prior to starting med school and while the payments are sometimes a hassle, I am managing just fine. Only problem is that I want to move to a more attractive area for people my age, which is also closer to friends and the city's main hospital. I would have to wait a few months before I could sell my condo and I have a feeling that if I held on to it all throughout med school I could stand to make quite a profit 3 years from now. That got me to thinking whether or not I could rent out my condo while I subsequently started renting in the area I would rather live in. I have no idea where to begin, what potential problems one has to deal with, and difficulty in finding people to keep it occupied. I could probably charge the same amount per month for rent that my mortgage+taxes+hoa fees would come out to, also enabling me to probably live cheaper each month by paying rent with a roommate. Best of all, I would get to hold onto it and let it continue to gain value in an area which is still growing. Any input would be greatly appreciated.