To be in a position of strength, you must have "staying power" for both new and old home bills. As a broker, I have never recommended to a client to buy before they sell. This becomes especially good advice in a down market. You must be prepared to either take much less for your home if market conditions worsen or lease your old home to cover the expenses in your new and old home. You will also be able to make a better deal for yourself if you can purchase your new home all cash and close much sooner. I have been in the business 15 years and have watched countless people put themselves in a position of weakness by buying a home first. You will have plenty of short sale opportunities. I agree with your husband and wait.
Anthony Marciano, Broker