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October 4, 2011 4:12 PM Subscribe
Walk me through moving from one state to another (homeowner edition).
posted by rouftop to home & garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are entertaining a move from Seattle to the greater Boston area to be closer to her family. We currently own a home in Seattle, and we have two kids (ages 3 and < 1). I'm a work-from-home freelancer with a WA S-Corp for my business, so I can work wherever.
I've moved several times in my life, but at most I've only had a U-Haul of stuff and no commitments. With a family and a home it's a very different animal. Complicating things is that we haven't decided in what part of Boston we'd want to live. Also complicating things is that we're looking at a loss on the home (not sure if we're underwater or not, but no way are we getting our whole deposit back*). Additionally my wife's parents don't have room to put us up while we look for a place.
I have no idea how this works. So give me your best step-by-step guide to selling a home and relocating a family. I'm interested in your experiences (good and bad) as well as your ideas. I'm ESPECIALLY interested in how to make things as easy as possible for the kids.
* and I thought landlords were bad about giving back your deposit!