We're holding on to my house and renting it out even though I could have sold this month (same with my husband's house in Grant Park). Even if I'm not making a huge monthly amount on my rent, I'm gaining the value of paying down the mortgage (on a good interest rate) and gaining market value as well. I see it is putting into savings, so when I do decide to sell in whatever amount of time seems likely, I'm walking with a chunk of equity that can then pay off the Cabin with the goal to be debt free in X years. Also, as long as I'm covering the mortgage and any upgrades with rent, I have nothing to lose. Maybe the president will eliminate the capital gains tax!
As long as you have lived in the house for 2 years (730 days) out of the last 5 years at the time of sale, then $250k (single) or $500k (joint filing) capital gain from the sale can be exempted. So @Go_Sox!, you might want to look into this and sell the house before you've been gone for 3 years. https://www.irs.gov/publications/p523/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink10008937