For rental be sure to contact the housing office of your college
Buying could be a good option. If you look at how quickly the equity builds up with current low interest rates it is very worth considering: $500k loan at 3% -> $55,468 equity in 5 years with a mortgage payment of $2108 plus taxes etc.
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Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties