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Old 03-05-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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For those who are relocating. I would like to hear your experiences on how you dealt with getting a job and selling your house and relocating your family.

My concern is that I have to get a job and sell my house and then move the family.

How have your employers or potential employers handled these situations with you?

Thank you in advance for posting your experiences.
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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We are in the same phase of all of this as you. It seems overwhelming at times trying to coordinate finding a new job and selling a home. I want to wish you the best of luck and have found this forum and the wonderful folks you meet have been the most helpful and supportive. Please keep us posted on how everything is going.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:30 AM
 
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We had to do that a little when we moved from Los Angeles to Charlotte.

I don't know how you are house-wise, but we were not able to buy another house and pay 2 mortgages, so we ended up renting in Southpark area for 3 months. We had a dog, so we were limited as to who would take us!

My husband got the job offer in late January and they asked him to start the 1st of March.

There was no way to get us packed and the house to be inspected, etc....by mid-Feb., so DH stayed until the day before he needed to be there and flew out alone.

The next day I took off in an SUV from LA with two kids, a dog, pulling a small trailer and a friend and drove for 5 days strait across the country in the winter!

It wasn't easy, but we got 'er done!

We did have to pay rent and mortgage for 2 of those months while our house sold, but we needed to wait to buy so we would have our downpayment and qualify for the house we wanted.

I feel for you.....those were stressful days overall. Will the house sell? How long will it take? How low of a price are we willing to settle for? And then there was living in a townhouse with all of my husband's woodworking equipment in the dining room for 3 months!

It will work out......it may not coordinate well or easily, but it will eventually work.

Dawn
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:53 AM
 
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Great stuff.

Keep em coming.

Thanks
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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We had to do that a little when we moved from Los Angeles to Charlotte.

I don't know how you are house-wise, but we were not able to buy another house and pay 2 mortgages, so we ended up renting in Southpark area for 3 months. We had a dog, so we were limited as to who would take us!

My husband got the job offer in late January and they asked him to start the 1st of March.

There was no way to get us packed and the house to be inspected, etc....by mid-Feb., so DH stayed until the day before he needed to be there and flew out alone.

The next day I took off in an SUV from LA with two kids, a dog, pulling a small trailer and a friend and drove for 5 days strait across the country in the winter!

It wasn't easy, but we got 'er done!

We did have to pay rent and mortgage for 2 of those months while our house sold, but we needed to wait to buy so we would have our downpayment and qualify for the house we wanted.

I feel for you.....those were stressful days overall. Will the house sell? How long will it take? How low of a price are we willing to settle for? And then there was living in a townhouse with all of my husband's woodworking equipment in the dining room for 3 months!

It will work out......it may not coordinate well or easily, but it will eventually work.

Dawn
Dawn that does sound about as stressful as you can get. We cannot afford to pay for 2 places either. It is nice to see that it can all be done in the end though. Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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For those who are relocating. I would like to hear your experiences on how you dealt with getting a job and selling your house and relocating your family.

My concern is that I have to get a job and sell my house and then move the family.

How have your employers or potential employers handled these situations with you?

Thank you in advance for posting your experiences.
Looking to make the move from Florida to Charlotte. Looks like I'll probably get a job offer before I've sold my house. My biggest fear is being unable to sell the house and having to turn the job down. I'm going to be up front about it though. I think a lot of people are in the same boat. Great time to buy, but an awful time to sell. My advice to anyone would be to sell your house as soon as you can. Better to rent while you wait on a job offer than be stuck with two mortgages or rent plus mortgage!
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Centennial, Co
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That's exactly what we plan on doing when we move. Much easier to try and sell early and rent until we move. I DREAD trying to sell our house!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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We're going to rent as well....the hard part will be splitting up the furniture, most will go to storage and the essentials will move to the apartment until we find our house.
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