As I said before there are several neighborhoods north or south that could work for you. The key is to have a local Realtor help you. In Austin the Seller pays the Buyers agent commission so there is no reason not to have help on this purchase. You may think if you don't have a Realtor to help you, that you will save the Buyers Agent commission. That assumption is wrong, because the commission is determined at the time the seller signs the listing agreement with their Realtor. So your not saving anything, the listing agent gets the entire commission. So by all means get someone on your side to help you to navigate purchasing a new home.
If you are still looking consider North Austin's established neighborhoods like Gracywoods, Angus Valley, or Pflugerville and others with larger lots and mature trees. Give us a call and we'll tell you more about our area's hidden treasures.
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Austin, TX 78705
Here is a link to the homes listed for sale in Cherry Creek right now. There are 14 homes, years built range from 1973-1996. The average home is a two story 3 bed, 2 bath home with a 2 car garage.The homes are generally between 1100SF-2163 square feet.The average price per square foot is $117.33 for the lat three months. If these homes or any others interest you and your not presently working with a Realtor please give me a call. I am happy to help!
Austin Home Girls Realty
A couple of good entry level neighborhoods are Maple Run and Cherry Creek. These neighborhoods are established and you can often find a bargain under $200K. Its about 15 minutes to downton Austin and the main UT campus. I would be happy to send you the list of all homes presently for sale in these neighborhoods if you like.
Right now there are 7 homes for sale in Maple Run, priced between $162,500-$199,990. They have between 1320SF-2603SF and were built between 1981-1993. The best value appears to be at 4611 Galapagos-1806 square feet and listed for sale at $97.45 per square feet, list price $176,000. If you wish to see these homes or any others please give me a call.
Betina Foreman- Realtor, C.N.E.
Austin Home Girls Realty
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The PowerHouse Group
I sent you a quick search for homes that meet your criteria in SW Austin. Take a look at them and let me know if any of them resonate with you. There are many areas to consider, and I thought you might find value in seeing what is out there.
I look forward to welcoming you to Austin and to hearing your feedback on the results of the first search.
Peace in your home,
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I live 22 miles west of downtown and it takes me around 45 minutes. You mentioned that you'd like to keep you commute to 40 minutes or less, with good resale. This certainly opens up your search to a large area Central Texas.
I have called Austin HOME for more than 20 years. Living and raising a family in this city is a joy for both my wife and me. Whether you seek an urban, hill country, or lake setting, Austin appeals to a variety of homeowners.
I am happy to show you around and help you decide which neighborhoods best fit your needs. Being a University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University graduate, with a background in geography and environmental planning, I have a genuine appreciation of Austinâ€™s diverse landscape and having lived in different areas of Austin, I am familiar with the unique venues the capital city has to offer.
Again, congratulations on your new job. Please feel free to contact me at 512-971-1773 with any real estate assistance. I can also be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jus over a week ago, one of my clients purchased a great home in the SoCo aea, zip code 78704. The home was freshly painted, 3 bedrooms and had a roof and AC system that were only about a year old: all appliances remained as well. Our goal was a great location and a good investment. This zipcode is very difficult to find homes under $200,000. His purchase was under $175,000. This isn't the only area to consider, but for investment upside: it is the holy grail. The key to our success was a thorough search coupled with active touring. There are some areas just a bit farther out, that offer house more for the money: it would be good to compare the urban vs. suburbs homes.
I am a broker/owner of my company and I am an active investor, as well. I would be honored to assist.
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Robert H. Nelson
The Associates Austin
Congrats to moving to the Best City in Texas! Austin has many options that would fit that limited description of your criteria, but I'm sure you have a vision of what the home you would like to live in looks like. I would get a picture of your home, have an idea of what the neighborhood would be like and contact a licensed Realtor to help you. We have a helpful website for buyers with some nice resources, please feel free to utilize. http://www.goldwasserrealestate.com/buy-your-home best of luck and let me know if I can be of assistance!
David Schneider 512-638-6585.
Austin before and if you have not, you and your wife are going to absolutely fall in love with Austin and the surrounding areas. I have lived in Austin since 1988 and there's not a better city in Texas to live in. You mentioned that you'd like to keep you commute to 40 minutes or less, with good resale. This certainly opens up your search to a large area Central Texas. I have been in the real estate business for over 10 years now and have quite a bit of experience buying and selling properties all over Central Texas.
Again, congratulations on your new job. Please feel free to contact me at 512-554-3749 with any real estate assistance. I can also be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com
Keller Williams Realty
I have a client with the same criteria, moving from Dallas. If you are planning on starting your family soon, I really like The Village at Mayfield Ranch Area. The price is right, nice neighborhood, I35 is right there to hop on, and schools are good. Resale is good for families.
If you do not want to start a family soon, maybe you should look at a condo in the UT area. They run around 160-250, but that is for about 800-1200 square feet. Resale good for investors or you could rent it out when you decide to move.
I hope this helps.
What an exciting time for you and your family?!!? I know navigating a move to a new city can be overwhelming and I'd love to help. As a UT alumni, life-long resident of Austin, mother and a Realtor, I think I could be an especially good resource for you. Please contact me to get started on your search right away!
Capital City Sotheby's Imternational Realty
Yes, suburbs would work better because you get a lot more house for the money. In central Austin (UT area) you could barely buy a 2/2 condo in your price range whereas in Round Rock, Pflugerville or Cedar Park/Leander you could buy a really nice, spacious home (seems like kiddies are going to be there in the future and they need space and a yard to play in and maybe a dog too).
A lot or agents have offered their services, myself included. If you want a reliable, knowledgeable agent who will listen to you and help you every step of the way and work in your best interest, contact me and we'll chat more about what and where you can buy a home and what I will do to help you find the best home for the best price.
I'd be happy to help you guys find the right place whether you decide to buy if if you want to lease first. I have a lender in place if you need assistance with the financing. You can go to my web-site to view listings in Central Austin or use the "custom search" part of my web-site to view listings outside the central region that may be more specific to your needs. Feel free to call me direct at 512-739-5172. Good Luck to you and again Welcome to Austin!
I would be more than happy to discuss some options with you tomorrow! I'd like to ask you a few more questions to help narrow down your search.
Feel free to browse my website at http://www.RomanLopezRealEstate.com or call me direct at 512-947-2250.
I know you said you wanted to purchase, but I would give you an alternative for now that might seem odd for someone in my position. Get your feet wet first, before potentially locking yourself into a neighborhood that you might not be in the best position to make the right decision. That is, consider renting for a year to get a handle on the area. No matter how schooled a broker might be in the Austin area, they are not you.
You can rent a nice home (single family, condo, townhome, etc.) and take your time to get to know Austin. It's a big place, with 1.7M people. A lot (let me say that again - A LOT) will depend on where you and your wife will be working. Traffic in Austin can be a challenge. Unless you've been here a lot, it's a little cart before the horse to try to buy something, but that's just my opinion.
Call me to discuss.
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Everyone has given you good advice on locations, etc. I have done several relocations for UT and am on a few of their preferred realtor lists. I would be delighted to assist you on your move to Austin. Thank you and I hope to hear from you.
VOX Real Estate LLC
CONGRATULATIONS to you on the relocation to Austin. I am confident that you will find our fair city and surrounding area to offer all the qualitites of life most people are seeking in today's lifestyles. Let me bottom line that- It;s just a cool place to live and call home. Way to go on the job at UT. What a great opportunity.
Your general description of basic needs/desires leaves a very broad spectrum and you a lot of choices. Based on your work you have several great options. I would be happy to discuss with you in more detail your relocation situation. It really is a process that needs careful planning, consideration and guidance. We have over 28 years in the business. We put that experience to work for you.
In the meantime feel free to visit our web site , http://www.cornerstonenewhomesolutions.com, where you can search for homes, communities, areas, schools, and much more all from one location and without obligation. We would rather earn your trsut and business.
How exciting for you and your wife. HOOK'EM HORNS!
Stephen B. McClain, Broker Owner
Cornerstone New Home Solutions
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Or search for homes on my website:
soon I could recommend a few areas to get started to see where you and your wife feel most at home. Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs in more detail. SM
You have several options so what I would recommend is to contact a local agent and have a discussion inregards to your preferences and lifestyle. I would be more than happy to have a no obligations buyers consultation with you and your family and give you my opinion. Feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.