I can just speak for here in MN, but here, the law reads, if you are a married couple, it takes one signature to buy, and both to sell. I'd wait, just to be sure.
Thanks, Todd Norsted
Although, if there's little or no debt, many mortgage lenders will approve you as long as the divorce decree specifies all this information. You didn't mention when will the divorce be final, and another thing to take into consideration is that if you want to take advantage of the low prices in today's market, you can't wait too long either. Basically, I would need more information to give you a better idea.