Thanks for reaching out on Trulia! You certainly have some important analysis and decision making ahead of you. Your goal to close before January 2013 is very reasonable if you price your home reasonably and have an agent who excels at marketing and promoting his listings--especially online.
I am happy to help you with information and expertise that will help you make the best decisions possible for you and your family. Feel free to call me any time with questions or service requests. The link below contains my Trulia profile and contact information.
All the best,
After we can (someone can) establish a baseline, I believe we will see a return to a growth rate of 3 - 4 % per year. The baseline becomes the 50,000 question. It all hinges on what you owe.
Contact a Realtor in your area, Let them run the numbers.
Oh by the way, contact several. Interview just like you would for a job interview. The best will shine and you will be better served. My sincerest wish for your happy outcome. GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY.