It all depends on what your LONG-TERM goal is. If you sell now and make a profit, what will you do with the profit now? You say you bought the home in 2002, did you live in it for at least two years? This will determine if you pay captial gains tax on the profit. I think condos in Lorton are good for supplemental rental income over the long term. If you were to place an ad for rent on CraigsList for one weekend, how many inquiries would you get? Do this to see if there is a current demand for your unit. Pair this up with the cost of selling now, versus how much money the property can generate over the long term and decide if you should sell it. If you're making a tax-free profit, perhaps it makes sense to sell and buy another rental property closer in with a lower sales prce and lower condo fee (if you purchase a condo). The closer you get to DC, the better the rental market too.