Please advise

We are either thinking to get a home equity loan out on our current home to eliminate some credit card bills.. or selling the current home, then using the equity in it as a down payment for a new more expensive home then getting a home equity loan on the new house to eliminate our debt..

any feedback would be appreciated. thanks!

p,s, we live in south Florida and there is a huge market boom going on here, so trying to stay ahead so that bubble doesn’t burst and our finances go sour..