Hi Julia ; congratulations ! You are surely asking all the right questions. First and foremost, is the question of placing your home on the market For Sale. We need to calculate what a realistic selling price would be. The next step would be to calculate a Net Sheet. This Net Sheet will give you an estimate as to your Net amount. Your Net Amount is simply the amount of money, after all expense are paid, that you will receive at closing. Obviously, the main objective, is to receive money at closing. This will assist you immensely on your decision to purchase another home.
Feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to explain the process in more detail.
I look forward to assisting you,