Follow conventional Real Estate wisdom, or take a chance?

Conventional Real Estate wisdom states that you should sell and buy in the same market. This Globe and Mail artilcle focuses on a couple who are selling today at a good profitable price, then renting for a while with the expectation of returning to the market after the downturn in prices.

What if the market does not turn down? They could become perpetual Renters.

At first, she and her husband thought about selling in the traditionally strong spring market, and then buying another home during the traditional summer slowdown. Now, they see no rush to buy back in. Instead, they will rent a four-bedroom house for a one-year period in which they’ll look at their options

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages/home-buying/ready-to-be-bold-sell-the-house-and-rent/article2418383/ via @globeandmail