My husband has been in the hiring process for a highly competitive job. Their hiring involves many steps for which they could fail out or not test within the top percentage of applicants and thus not make it. The job is only giving about 1-2 weeks notice in between steps so there’s not yet a full timeline of the entire process just what’s coming up a week or so from now. It could be as early as Oct 1st that we get a job offer or it could be as late as December 31st. It could be he never gets the job offer.
We are trying to plan for a scenario in which he gets the job which would mean we would sell our home and move 2.5 hours away to a city we’ve never lived in and buy a new home. Preferably this would be mid to late December so that our elementary aged child could finish the first half of the school year here and start back at the start of the 2nd semester at the new school. I figured if we were going to disrupt his education it might be easier to do it that way since they start on new lessons after every quarter and it may soften the blow of saying bye to his classmates. Also, the job would begin sometime in January. Could be 1st week could be last.
My questions are around what to do first, next, etc and when exactly. When do I start getting at least 3 mortgage broker pre-approvals? I know most last 90 days but does that 90 day need to expire after closing in order to not need another credit pull.
When do I list? When do I start actually putting in offers? Do I list first and wait until I’m under contract for the sell before I start making serious offers? Do I do it the other way around? If for some reason the lender says I can’t carry two mortgages do I need to actually close on my home sell before I can go under contract on a home purchase? I’m sure I have a dozen more q’s but if anyone has a similar experience and tips I’m open to receiving them.