Are we crazy? Potentially Selling the House and Just Moving, Without Jobs!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
6821 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You’ll never get a mortgage for a house in New Town without jobs, unless you do a “stated income” loan (not offered in lots of places and, if offered, your APR will be like 13%). You will have a hard time renting unless you are very lucky. My recommendation would be to take new jobs in Old Town with companies that have big presence in New Town and then put in for a transfer. If even one of you have a job, it’s going to go a lot smoother.

Post # 3
994 posts
Busy bee

engagedsagebrush:  no way I would move without enough money to cover your monthly payments and then a little something extra for emergencies. Just dont think thats smart. BUT i can kind of get with your idea of one of you moving. how far apart are these cities? and do you have any one you know in this new city? 

Post # 5
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

engagedsagebrush:  I would have to have the money. However, it is a lot easier for us. I work from home and can work anywhere and my FI works on off shore oil rigs and doesn’t need work where we move.

Post # 6
3750 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Why don’t you just start applying for/interviewing for jobs in the new town?

Post # 8
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

engagedsagebrush:  I don’t think it’s that crazy if at least one of you works in a field that is in demand in New Town.  When my husband and I made a major move, he started getting contacted by tons of headhunters as soon as he had an address in the new area on his resume.  

Post # 9
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t do it.  It’s easier to find a job, when you already have a job.  HR in general has a huge bias against the unemployed and the idea you just impulsively quit and moved won’t sound good in an interview.  Don’t do it.


I’d continue to send resumes to New Town, making it clear you want to move.


eta: do you have someone in New Town you know?  Could you use their address as yours on a resume and then clarify after you get the interview?

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  audrey_lane.
  • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  audrey_lane.
Post # 10
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In my adult life I would be very frightened to do this.  In my post high school/ post college era I moved around a bit, sometimes without a job, and it worked out okay, eventually.  But, going off of a PP, if you don’t know anyone in New Town,  would it be possible to by a post box in New Town?  That way you would have an address in New Town, and have some more time before selling your house and moving.  

Post # 11
4433 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why not take a “vacation” to new town and hand out your resume in person (you can call hiring companies or even a job placement service (temp to hire or perm placement). 

You can also scope out the area and maybe meet with a realtor to show you rentals?

Post # 12
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse

I say go for it. I’ve done it before. I had enough money for my first couple months of living there (gas,groceries,rent,etc…) and found a job within those couple of months. Sometimes you’ve gotta stop being “safe” about things and just do it because planning all the time isn’t living. You need to do what makes you happy. Sometimes I think about saying SEE YA to my roommates and peacing out to Asheville, NC. I DREAM about it everyday. I wouldn’t have a job going down there but things end up working out. If they don’t then you live and you learn. You adapt…which is what I’m doing now. I love moving around because it gives me new opportunities and to meet new people. Take a chance:) 

I’m probably the worst influence here hahaha.

Post # 13
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I packed up and moved abroad to a country where I didn’t speak the language, had almost no connections, no place to live, etc. I had a friend there who said she could get me a job (she came through), and I worked on my Master’s online while I was there. Ships are safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for. I say go for it.

Post # 14
2896 posts
Sugar bee

engagedsagebrush:  One of my high school friends finished her bachelor’s degree, she and her boyfriend packed their belongings and decided they would move to Australia. They didn’t have a job, and they had never been there. They rented a house with another couple and they quickly found a job in their field. I admire people who have enough courage to leave everything behind them, give life a chance and jump into the challenge and adventure. If you both feel this isn’t the place that will provide the most interesting career opportunities for you, then yes, you should do it !

Post # 15
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I say as long as you have 6 months of expenses (including rent, etc.) saved up either through the house sale or otherwise, go for it. You only live once and as long as unemployment is not high in the area youre moving to, youre flexible for job choices, and hubby`s as OK with it as you are, just go for it!

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