Long time lurker on this sub and needing some advice. TLDR at the bottom.
My husband received a job offer in Dayton, Ohio (about an hour and a half from where we live in Indiana) last week and they would like him to start full time in person mid-August.
We currently own our home (purchased in 2017) in Indiana. We have a realtor here in Indiana and have the goal of putting our home on the market June 12th after we do some minor repairs and cleaning.
We were first time homebuyers in 2017, so the process of selling and buying at the same time in this market is overwhelming since we know nothing about selling a house. We are not able to afford a downpayment on a new home without the cash from our current one selling.
We were feeling ok initially thinking that we would sell our house quickly in mid-June, find something new in Ohio by the end of June and be moving in by late July/early August. But after reading on this sub that some people are looking for months and months and making dozens of rejected offers, my hope is dwindling.
So far we have… found a realtor to sell our home in Indiana, reached out to a realtor in Ohio, scheduled a meeting to be pre-approval (I am hopeful that part won’t be a problem, we have excellent credit and already have a home).
Is this timeframe even possible? Do we not even bother to try in this market and just rent for awhile? The most important thing is that we have a place to live by August when my husband starts his new job.
Any advice on our next steps or things I have missed would be incredibly appreciated!! Thank you!!
TLDR: My husband and I need to sell our home and buy a new one by August. Is it even possible in this market?