Austin Real Estate - What can I buy for $200,000 in the Austin area?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

As a broker, this is the type of question that I am asked somewhat frequently.  What will $______ buy in your market?  Sometimes, this comes from relocating buyers, and sometimes it comes from potential investors from other areas of the country. 

Well, in an effort to answer this for the $200,000 price point, I would like to present a few current listings that are priced at EXACTLY $200,000 in order to give a proper cross-section.  austin real estate

 

First, we have a home in the Avery Ranch subdivision, which is a master-planned golf course community located between Round Rock and Cedar Park on the north side of Austin.  It has 2035 s.f., with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and it was built in 2002.

 

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The next home located in Liberty Hill (northwest of Austin) was built in 2004, and it has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1640 s.f. on a one acre lot.  There is also a 750 s.f. boat/storage building included, and it is in a highly acclaimed school district.

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This home in Manor (east of Austin) has 2248 s.f. with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in a master planned community (built 2004 by Plantation Homes).  The neighborhood has an exclusive 4 Acre Water Park and an 18-hole golf course. 

 

 

The final listing is located in Sonoma in Round Rock, which is conveniently located to all major arteries on the north side of town.  It was built in 2001, and it features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a 3-car garage, and 2465 s.f. per the tax records.  It also boasts a chef's kitchen with a Bosch range!

 

Here are some other posts I wrote on this topic in different price ranges:

Austin Real Estate - What Can I Buy in the Austin area for $300,000 or less?

Austin Texas Real Estate - What Can I Buy in the Austin area for $400,000 or less?

Austin Real Estate - What Can I Buy in the Austin area for $500,000 or less?

What Can I Buy in the Austin Area for $600,000?

What Can I Buy in the Austin, Texas Area for $650,000 - $700,000? WOW!

So, what are you waiting for?  It is still a terrific time to buy in the Austin area.  Please feel free to check out our Austin real estate website at www.austintexashomes.comGive me a call at 512-796-7653 (cell) if you are thinking of purchasing a home in central Texas.  My email address is jason@austintexashomes.com.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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If you're looking for a home in the Austin area, you can also visit my primary website at www.austintexashomes.com.  Thanks!

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Jason Crouch
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DAVID - No question.  Actually, I have some buyers that are probably going to relocate from Chicago, and they may need a listing agent (not sure if they are selling there or not).  I will keep you in mind for this potential referral.  Thanks for your comments!
Sep 18, 2007 03:33 PM #11
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BRIAN - Thanks for checking out this post and for your comments.  I thought it might be good to do this once a week in various price ranges.  If you have any other friends/clients looking to invest, let me know!  It was good getting a chance to speak with you earlier, even though it was a brief.  We'll talk again soon -
Sep 18, 2007 03:35 PM #12
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Kaushik Sirkar
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This is a great blog post.  I am afraid I will have to "copy" it and make a similar one(or more) about my localities...
Sep 18, 2007 04:48 PM #13
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KAUSHIK - I am glad you liked it.  I was trying to think of a creative way to make the Localism posts more interesting.  I appreciate the compliment - feel free to use the format.
Sep 18, 2007 05:30 PM #14
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Jason:  A great post.  Nicely done.  I should probably do something similar for what could be had in Fort Worth for $150,000.  Lots of good values here.
Sep 18, 2007 05:47 PM #15
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KAREN ANNE - It's funny that you said that - I was thinking of using $150K (and I still might next week), but I thought the difference was pretty stark between that price point and the one I used.  Go for it!  I am glad you liked it. 
Sep 18, 2007 05:50 PM #16
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Adam Waldman
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JASON:  I think it's time that I start telling some of my first time homebuyers to give you a call in Texas.  Wow!  What a difference in what you get for the money.  I just showed a home for $200K (ok it was $199K), but you get the point.  The buyers looked through the downstairs window to find condoms on the floor.  The grass was about 1.5 feet high and the part of the house that we did go into was less than desirable.  While we stodd outside discussing why this house didn't fit there needs, we had some company, in the form of an obvious drug addict that was riding on a bike, smoking a joint and drinking a beer.  Not quite what you've described in this post.
Sep 18, 2007 09:35 PM #17
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Jason - Very affordable prices and nice homes.  I want to visit Austin so bad, my brother lived there for years and had wonderful things to say.  I hear the chicas es muy bonita:-)
Sep 18, 2007 10:32 PM #18
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JASON - Thanks for stopping by and for commenting on this.  If you come to Austin, I will take you to lunch and show you around a little bit.  However, I have been married a long time, so I am not as familiar with the current "hot spots".  As for the women, it is true.  In fact, the University of Texas girls were named "Best Looking in the Nation" last year.

 

Sep 19, 2007 03:55 AM #19
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ADAM - Feel free to send any buyers or investors that you think would be interested.  I always pay referral fees promptly!  That house you described sounds truly terrible.  We have those here as well, but they are more like $80 - 90K.
Sep 19, 2007 03:57 AM #20
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Jason - I love your posts like this and they serve a real consumer need - great job!! Keep it coming and not to worry I already subscribe :-)   
Oct 02, 2007 04:38 PM #21
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CYNDEE - Thanks for your comments.  That made my day!  If you subscribe, you can read my latest post to see about the kind of day that I had.  I REALLY appreciate you saying what you said.

Oct 02, 2007 04:44 PM #22
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I did read it and it actually made me smile by the end - I'm with you way to blessed to be stressed - just need a change of perspective. Glad I could help brigten it in some small way - now I'm off to catch some zzzzzzzzzzz! (lol) Keep up the awesome blogs - you've got the gift (and make it look way to easy) :-) 
Oct 02, 2007 04:53 PM #23
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But Jason:  Most of those you could get in Fort Worth for about $162,500.  Mebbe even $161,990.  <grin>

Oct 02, 2007 05:44 PM #24
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CYNDEE - Thanks for another great compliment.  I truly appreciate it.  Have a great day today!

KAREN ANNE - I realize that is the case.  Maybe you should do your own posts like this.  I wouldn't mind.  Thanks for commenting!

Oct 03, 2007 03:16 AM #25
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Hi Jason  No... I was just being silly.  It was late at night, and my silliness overcame me.  Sorry 'bout that...
Oct 03, 2007 03:20 AM #26
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KAREN ANNE - I realize that you were being silly, but I decided to be nice in return.  I had a bad enough day yesterday.  Today is my day to be upbeat.  No need to apologize - that is your unique brand of humor.

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Jason:  What I am trying to say... is that it is way "sub-par" for me.  Looking at it this morning, I am almost embarrassed to see my name as the author.  Take care... keep up the great work.   Karen Anne

Now Jason, if you have another really bad day, please be aware that I aoso do therapy.  <silly grin>  Aunt Karen is always here for you. :)

Oct 03, 2007 03:25 AM #28
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KAREN - Do you mind if I call you "Karen" rather than "Karen Anne"?  It makes the typing quicker.  I understand what you mean about the original comment.  I will keep in mind that you are available for therapy if needed.  I hope you have an extra-long couch, as I am pretty tall.
Oct 03, 2007 08:34 AM #29
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It looks like all these comments are from 2007.  What's the latest scoop on the market?

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