Cross-country home buying/selling
Anyone have experience selling a house in CA and buying a house across the country (bonus points for doing this during covid)? We’re trying to move back to the East Coast within the next year, but feel overwhelmed. We have 3 main questions: 1) Did you find a real estate agent and mortgage broker in your target community first? How did you negotiate open houses/bids while living across the country? 2) If you sold your house and used the proceeds to buy across the country, where did you live in the interim? It would be easier if we sold first, then rented in the new community, but moving 2x sounds rough on the kids, and we’re worried prices will continue to climb. 3) If you bought a new house before selling your existing one, what financing method did you use? A 2nd mortgage, or borrow against a 401(k), or HELOC, or…? Would love hearing how others have managed a cross-country move and lived to tell the tale.