Ok.. I'm a goof-ball.. you said "FOR 2 YEARS" not "IN 2 YEARS"
Ok... the rental market right now is as follows:
Statistics Total Properties: 31 properties rented in the past 12 months
Minimum Rent: $520 per month
Maximum Rent: $3,500 per month
Average rents collected: $1,652 per month
The average days vacant or on the marktet were: 45 days
Translated into English... depending on your price-range, you will be able to attract a wide variety of renters. Your home won't stay vacant very long, as usually, people lap up those rentals as fast as they can. As of this writing... there are only 3.. that's right.... ONLY 3 homes for rent in Alamo Heights... They just go way too fast!
I would say you are barking up the right tree if you are only looking to live here for 2 years, and then hold the home as a rental. Obviously, the cheaper you go on your purchase the better... but you will have no problem at all making a good income over and above your payment, and your vacancy rate will be very low as well.
Hope that helps... for more specific info, shoot me a quick e-mail, and I will e-mail you a very detailed report with the stats and the demographics.
Besides... it's always good to welcome the new neighbors ;)