|Coming soon to a rental listing near you|
(Assuming you live in Austin/Pflugerville)
We don't have answers to all of them yet but I think we just knocked out "what do we do with our current place." The plan is to turn it into a rental property. We figure we can rent it out for 5-ish years, wait out the slumping market, and then sell this baby for a tidy little profit.
Since 5-ish years also aligns with the desired ranch buying time frame, I told Ross he could take whatever we make on this house and invest it into his ranch land. This seems fair because 1) let's be honest - we know who is going to do the bulk of the landlording work and 2) I've already been promised that when we sell our big Round Rock house in 25-30 years, I can spend the money on a beach condo.
Now with any luck, life, the market and in general, the universe, will abide by the plan.