UT Reader Asks: Should You Buy If You Are Going to Leave DC and Rent Your Home?

  • April 8th 2014

by UrbanTurf Staff

UT Reader Asks: Should You Buy If You Are Going to Leave DC and Rent Your Home?: Figure 1
Logan Circle one-bedroom for rent. Courtesy of Nest DC.

In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader wants to know if it makes sense to buy a unit in central DC when he knows that he will likely leave the city.

I'm considering buying a one-bedroom condo in Dupont. I will likely not stay in DC forever, but I'd like to hold onto the unit indefinitely. I've heard conflicting advice about whether buying a place with the expectation of renting it out from afar is actually a good or viable idea. What do UT readers think? Is anyone doing this successfully?

Readers, what do you think? Post your thoughts in the comments section. If you would like to submit a question for UrbanTurf Reader Asks, send an email to editor2013@urbanturf.com.

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