Hi, Jenny. I'm originally from Chicago and have lived in Atlanta for over 10 years now. Given the state of the housing market (which is slowly improving), there are of course pros and cons either way. If you are able to find a buyer for your condo, and if you could come away at closing with a good profit, then selling might be a good option. Speaking as a Realtor, the housing market here in and around Metro Atlanta is very good and there are still some great deals to be had, so depending on how much you would net at closing, you could conceivably purchase a property here in Atlanta for cash (or at least have a very small outstanding mortgage). Depending on your employment situation in Atlanta (i.e., if you have a position already lined up here or if you will be looking for employment and will need to "test the waters"in Atlanta), keeping ownership of your Chicago condo and renting it out might be in your best interests. That way, if you need to return to Chicago in the foreseeable future (say 12 to 36 months) you would at least have your condo to return to. Feel free to contact me with any additional questions; I'd love to help. - Loretta Lowe, Realtor, BHGRE Metro Brokers (404) 843-2500 or (770) 827-1516.