I’m also trying to figure out whether I should rent my place or sell it this time around.
I have enjoyed the “safety net” feeling this condo has provided me– the sense that I have a home in the world.
So why would I sell it? Because although I’ve made many acquaintances here in the past six months, and I’ve reconnected with two or three friends in a way that could have grown stronger if I’d stayed, and I have some sense of how I could build a community here, at the present moment I don’t have strong enough ties to warrant a visit back after I leave. So why keep the property?
I may rent it for a year just in case, but I think holding onto it long-term is holding onto a fading illusion.