If you are moving to another state, and looking for a new job, wait until you have found that new job before applying for a mortgage and buying a new home. In the current economic crisis, lenders are more cautious about approving mortgage loans. Lenders will require extensive documentation and will require confirmation from your employer of your status of employment. Make sure you talk to a mortgage lender or mortgage broker about your move and job prospects before buying a new home or applying for a mortgage. Or you may find you're unable to get to the closing table.