Yes. I would also recommend starting one this year. Whether you decide to take it with you or not, you will learn from the experience -- consider this a practice year. It will give you the chance to explore site location, what is compostable, watering and turning techniques, and how to "read" and "feel" your compost. ...and in the meanwhile, you'll be doing your share to recycle and preserve the environment. You'll be amazed how much LESS you'll be throwing out with the trash/garbage/paper recycle.
...and of course we'll be here to help if you have any questions.
When you move to your new home, you'll already know the basics of what to do to start and maintain a compost pile.