Wow! What great news! I love setting goals, they motivate me tremendously. We moved from NJ to NH on a whim. Work for us was easy, it was a matter of a job transfer. However, most realtors also require the pre approval letter to even show you a house (our experience) Moves are exciting, and the one thing I wish we paid attention to was the school system. We didn't expect being "stuck" here because of the market falling out, and now have 2 kids... People look to buy in surrounding areas that have better schools. Our plan was to move this year but with a job promotion for DH we will be here for 1 more year, and thankfully you can see the market returning in our area, along with house values.... Basically, with how things go with our recovering economy things are looking better, but almost set yourself up for the long term just in case.... Does that make sense?