Lubbock, TX - Tech Terrace Update

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with TechTown Realty, Licensed in Texas 578384

Oh my goodness, we now have 41 homes for sale in the Tech Terrace area!  There are fixer-uppers starting as low as $65,000.00 and gorgeous estates for just under $1 million.  And luckily for most buyers there are lots of great homes that fall somewhere in between.

Price range               Homes Available

Under 100,000.00          9

100,000 - 150,000         6

150,000 - 200,000         7

200,000 - 250,000         10

250,000 - 300,000         2

300,000 - 400,000         3

400,000 - 500,000         2

Above 500,000              2

Mary's Picks - Please check out these homes that I think are the best of the best for sale in Tech Terrace right now.

MLS 9963827 - 3323 20th Street - A beautiful home with Austin Stone exterior.  3/3/2, 2764 sq. ft.  Beautiful inside.  Kitchen is not large but completely updated with granite.   $229,900.00

MLS 9966344 - 3101 20th -  History plus completely updated.  Built in 1938, updated throughout in the last few years, this home captures the essence of Tech Terrace.  3/2.5/4, 2960 sq. ft.   $299,000.00

MLS 9966614 - 2620 31st Street - A cute bungalow, mature trees, with apartment out back.  House and apt. have been remodeled and are move-in ready.  3/2/0, 1312 sq. ft.  $139,900.00

Tech Terrace as a neighborhood and Tech Terrace homes have tremendous appeal.  I've found though that the appeal is not universal.  For those who have a romantic notion (and I don't mean huggy kissy) of what home should be, Tech Terrace is delightful.**  This is a neighborhood where you can walk to the park or the coffee shop, greet neighbors, move at a slower pace, and enjoy a concert in the park at 26th and Boston. You can walk or bike to TTU. The homes are often described as "charming" and said to have "character".  While some are fixer uppers, others have already been completely updated with great panache.  However, even if extensive, this updating does not make a Tech Terrace home into a new home.  Much of the appeal would be lost.   If the words historical, charming, mature trees, character, retro, vintage, or distinctly different ring your chimes, then please let me show you some Tech Terrace homes. 

Shopping for a home in Tech Terrace is a quite different experience from looking at new construction.  For individuals who want the expected 3/2/2 brick home with a large walk in closet in the master, an open concept, and granite countertops a new home might fit the bill.  You won't find a new home (or very rarely) within biking or walking distance of Texas Tech. 

Those searching for a home in Lubbock are going to have to make a choice.  If you want to be near TTU, the hospitals or just in central Lubbock you will be looking at homes built from 1920 through 1970.  If you want a new home or home built since 2000 you will almost certainly be looking at newer subdivisions that are outside Loop 289, typically in South or West Lubbock.  There are now some new subdivisions North of the Loop that are closer to central Lubbock.

If you are in town and have always wondered about homes in Tech Terrace, call me and let's go look.  If you are out of town and would like more information about this area I can help you. Call 790-1026.

REALTORS from elsewhere -  I love establishing referral relationships with agents in other cities who have folks coming to Lubbock.  Please call me!

 

** I fall into this category.  Here is my Tech Terrace story. Seven years ago I picked up my granddaughter from swim lessons at the Texas Tech rec center.  We were driving through the Tech Terrace neighborhood when I saw a charming home for sale by owner.  It was unpretentious but lovely with a lush lawn and one enormous oak tree.  A desert willow on the east side of the home branched out to the street.  My granddaughter snagged a bloom from the tree through the sun roof.  I think she and I both fell in love with that home.  I watched it for awhile, set an appointment to see it even though it was out of my range but the appointment fell through.  A month later the home was listed with a REALTOR. (I was not in real estate at that time) A month after that a 'REDUCED' sign was posted and soon after we bought the bungalow on 22nd. 

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