Hi Traveling -
Yes we have a home here that needs to sell. The open house is this weekend and we've reduced the price by $20K, so I hope to see some activity on it! We have a few options that we are looking at. 1. go stated income on a loan and purchase a home in NC and move into it and have 2 mortgages until our home sells, then refi w/ the equity from our sale. 2. buy a home that's not built yet, and hope and pray our house here in CA sells before our home is complete and rent somewhere short-term. 3. my husband goes out before me, while I stay behind and sell the house, then I go out and we look for a home. Personally - I like option #1 the best. Sure its a few months of managing 2 mortgages, but at least we are in our new home, and together. We'll see how our house-hunting goes when we are in NC this weekend!
The problem I'm finding is that not many apts want to rent short-time, so we'd end up breaking our lease and spending more $$$ if we went that route.
There are a lot of things to consider, believe me - I know. All I'm sure about is that my husbands first day of work out there is 11/14, so that leaves us 3 weeks to make all these decisions!
Lovestega - if you by chance are reading this - can you recommend any movers since you did this move?