Some people looking to move are opting to rent out their homes as opposed to selling.
Though doing so could be perilous, renting out a house could be profitable in some markets, according to housing analytics company Zillow.
Zillow released a study Friday showing the 10 best markets to rent out a home for a short-term gain.
“When deciding if they should sell their home or rent it out, most mom-and-pop landlords are primarily concerned with whether or not they can cover their mortgage payment each month – they simply can’t absorb monthly losses like professional investors,” Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries said according to a news release.
“However, the greatest returns are actually in markets like San Jose and San Francisco where there are significant short-term monthly losses, but the long-term earned equity makes them the best markets to invest in.”