Aiming to move from South East to North East purely for family pull. We both need new jobs, to sell and buy a house, get Dd in to local school.
DH is a teacher and would ideally like to start a job in new academic year in September if possible and Daughter start year 2 likewise.
It's almost impossible for DH to arrange interviews due to time and cost factors of unpaid leave, current commitment to student's and travel costs so considering taking risks on supply agency work. I'm intending to work for myself, obviously this will take time to become established.
I think we could just about manage 2 months without an income at a push. No more though.
Does this sound doable? Or are we deluding ourselves? Any experience or advice?
Wow that is a hard one. I would forget about buying a house in that time and just move into a rented place initially until you find your feet and get jobs and sell your old place. You can then look for a new place at leisure when you get to know the area
Being comfortable for 2 months at a push with no income doesn't allow a lot of leeway for anything not happening on time. So what happens if two becomes 3 .......
I'd be considering selling up first. Then renting either here or there, or potentially both. Although I'd see if one or other of you staying with family was an option to save on one rent.
As a teacher, and I'm not (!), are there better times of the year to look for jobs? Same for your new work / enterprise - or is it something you could establish remotely? So, you kick off maybe advertising etc before you move?