We are in the same boat as you, our file is sitting on someone's desk in Sydney waiting for a grey suit to look at it and grant us the visa we so badly want. We have been in the process since January 2007. We have not put our house on the market yet, waiting for the warmer weather (if we get any) and we are still tarting the house up. So I know how you feel at the moment. Good luck and hope you hear something soon.