I have been thinking about selling and renting too!. . .In Walnut Creek, apartments are giving one or two months rent to move in . . .Condo's that were renting for $1600 a few years ago are renting for $1200 now, and still are empty. Everyone who wants to buy a house/condo is with low rates, and 100% finance. I sell, bank the equity - put it out in 5% dividend stocks or bonds, pay the $1200 rent, and still have money left over. . .this real estate bubble has to end.