So, the wife and I dislike the city in which we live (Houston). Ok, we hate it. HATE IT. H8! And we want to move. We're going to stay in Texas (most likely) but move to the San Antonio/Austin/Kerrville area. We're trying to set up a ~3 year plan to get out of here and are trying to figure out the logistics of it all. Neither one of us has ever moved out of the city or moved a long distance before so we're trying to wrap or brains around this. Both of us have jobs here in Houston. I *might maybe* be able to transfer in my job, but my wife works for a small law firm so transferring is out for her. We've got to finish doing some repairs and whatnot to this house before we can put it up on the market (which we should get done this year) and then we'll save for ~2 years for our 20% down, plus moving expenses, plus some padding to cover for a couple of months in case one or both of us is out of a job when we get move. We should be able to get some money out of this house when it sells (we have paid the mortgage down plus done worth while upgrades to it to increase its value like remodel the kitchen, master bath, new HE AC system, etc). This all translates to a (roughly) 3 year plan. Questions for you guys: - What is the best way to negotiate selling this house and buying the next? In other words, do we throw it up on the market ASAP or wait until closer to moving time? Is it smart to look to buy a house right away to move into, or rent for a year first? - How does one go about finding a job in a situation like this? Do we look in advance or when we get there? What if we find one but aren't quite ready to move yet or wont be moving for a little while? - Do we just fly by the seat of our pants? - What is the best indicator to look for to tell us "it's time to move" (is it the job(s), buying the next house, selling this one, etc)? Thanks in advance gents and gent-etts!