How hard is it to buy a second home and rent out first home? Castro Valley, CAHi,I am pondering finding a second home to buy in a better school district area in Castro Valley, Ca. We love our home now, (also in Castro Valley) and would like to hold on to it. How hard is it to buy a second if we were to rent out our first?Thanks in advance for your help.LisaJanuary 13 2014 - Castro Valley00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.