hi tony :)
we came over with no savings at all and we couldnt sell our house either, the only thing we did have was my hubby's job! ....2 months on we are both working, have a fab rental house, have rented our old house and are much better off than we were in the uk! It was tough (especially when we couldnt rent the house and had to pay the mortgage in the uk) but we got through it and it was worth it!
Good luck with everything - you will love it here! :D