I also think you should not rush into moving. You are living rent/mortgage free and can do so for many months. Save your money and move when you must.
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
Legal Advice and what research you can do online to see what happened to others or laws may help you as well
All the Best
Dave & Lisa
You need legal advice, not agent advice. if you have a job not sure i understand why you went so quick to BK. Try loan modification with bank if you have a legitimate hardship. Hardship defined as death of spouse, loss of job, divorce, high medical bills. basically you have to disqualify from your current mortgage and that might be hard to make the case since you have same job. If you do not have a hardship, the bank will not approve short sale if they think your case falls under strategic default. IE that you can technically afford the mortgage, just want out. If you move out of state that probably would be considered abandoning home and accelerate foreclosure process. Then you have a BK and a foreclosure on your record. Plan on your employer finding out and plan accordingly.