We’re moving due to job commitments. We have excellent credit and a decent salary and no debt beyond the mortgage and a small car loan. An apartment at the new location isn’t an option (ok – it’s the VERY last option because we have 7 animals I would do just about anything to keep). We’re looking at buying a small house, but that will mean 2 mortgages. If I do a “calculator” for how much house I can afford, it’s over $ 500,000. Our current mortgage is under $ 300,000. We’re looking at a house for $ 100,000. It will be tight, but doable. Is this a good idea? I’m hoping the first house will sell soon, but you never know in this market. Should we come up with a different plan?