Rent versus buy in small town?I live in a small town (population of 6,000), and currently rent a home (625 a month). My landlord may be increasing this to 675 this coming year (my lease ends in May).Essentially, I could buy a home in town for $50-75,000. My mortgage would be WAY lower than I currently pay in rent, and property taxes run about $100 a month from the zillow listings. According to Zillow, home prices are expected to increase in this area. I am willing to do some cosmetic fixing up of the home to increase its value, but I may need to sell in 2 years (my boyfriend and I are currently working 5 hours apart from one another, and it is unlikely that he will be able to find work around here). Now, I would consider using this home as a rental property if I could find someone to manage it for me (perhaps one of the real estate agents in town?) but I don't know how that would effect us if we wanted to buy wherever we move after this. So, I guess my question is whether it is a good idea to buy a home when the costs are so much less than renting (I currently pay all utilities anyways), or does it make more sense to keep renting since a small town may be hard to sell a home in since the market is so limited? Thanks!January 31 2014 - Independence00YesReport 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.