Forgot to add, I agree with the others in regards to renting month to month. This should allow you to get "settled" in, find out where you want to live and etc. Granted, it is a bit of a pain, moving more than once but trying to get timed where you close on a house and available when you get there is hard to do as wel, meaning you could be moving twice regardless. If I was moving to a new town, would move most of our stuff into storage, live month to month rent until we decided exactly where we wanted to live. Best of luck.