San Diego, Rent or Buy?I'm looking for advice on whether to buy or rent in San Diego. I will be moving at the end of this month, and I plan to move into a 3 or 4 bedroom place either in, or within 10-15 of area code 92101. Type of home is not as important to me as the location. Here are the mitigating circumstances in my situation:- I may not be in San Diego more than three years.- I have been pre-approved, but only to $450k. Not enough to find a 3 bedroom place in 92101. - I have very good credit- My Employer will pay for many fees associated with closing costs if I purchase a home.- My employer will help me sell my home or even buy it back when I receive new orders taking me elsewhere. However, I've heard it does not guarantee you won't take a loss on the property.- I own a home in elsewhere that I rent out. It is paid off, but in the event I find myself in a period without a renter, I am looking at paying around $480/month for association dues and an assessment.I know I will love San Diego, but I'm not sure I will be able to stay any longer than 3 years or so. For that reason I need to buy a place that will be able to sell quickly when I get ready to leave. With all of these things taken into consideration, am I smart to buy or should I plan to rent?August 04 2012 - Golden Hill0YesReport 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.