If your looking for a second home another option for you might be to buy a Fractional Interest in one of the condo properties. For example there is a unit available for Fractional Interest for a mere $49,500. Read on for the details.
"STUNNING FURNISHED HOME on the exclusive Barton Creek Golf Course at a Bargain Price, How? Fractional Ownership, 27 days per year with All the privileges of being a Full Golf Member at Barton Creek when in Residence, without the $65K initiation fee. Also includes benefits at Affiliated Clubs Worldwide. Hilton Head, The Homestead, Puerto Vallarta, Bear Creek and Porta Cima. It's the Least Expensive Way to have a luxury vacation in Barton Creek with ALL the amenities."
If your interested in a home to live in full time there are presently there are 37 homes listed for sale. Each of these homes has at least 3 beds and 3 baths, the average year built is 2002. The average square footage is 5453SF and typically they average 170 Days on the Market. The list prices average $278.42PSF.
However if you look at the Sold properties over the last 3 months the numbers look like this: Average year built 1999, average price per square foot $210.25 with about 4926SF, 143 Days on the Market.
If your interested let me know.
Cheers, or should I say Fore!
Betina Foreman Realtor-Keller Williams
Barton Creek will be trickier as there are several neighborhoods called "Barton Creek".
Barton Creek West
Barton Creek Lakeside
Calera Court at Barton Creek
The Ridge at Barton Creek
The Preserve at Barton Creek
The Foothills of Barton Creek
If you can let us know which Barton Creek you mean it will be possible to give you a better answer. Barton Creek has a cool little Cafe Express Market next to the school. This makes living here a little easier as there are no major supermarkets in the middle of Barton Creek.
If you want to see how "walkable" a neighborhood is check out http://www.WalkScore.com to see how the neighborhood stacks up.
Keller Williams Realty
1801 S. MOPAC, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
Some people consider long waits on highway straight-aways a tough commute, and some people see hill country roads that wind through a valley as a tough commute. Both routes take time, so a judgement is just based on preference of course.
Time-wise, it depends on what street you are located in the neighborhood. The same neighborhood can often yield a 5 minute difference in drivetime based on street location alone.
Additionally, it depends on where you are going when you say "get into Austin".
Austin Airport? Whole Foods Downtown? Courthouse Downtown? Convention Center Downtown? The Capitol?
The difference in two Downtown Locations alone can be the difference in 5-7 minutes drivetime.
I'd say, if you are comfortable with a 20-30 minute drive to get into Downtown, with a mix of traffic and scenic drive time, you will be happy with both. But again, let' stalk about Point A and Point B to give you a real good idea of what to expect.
If you prefer ten minutes, let's talk about TarryTown and a couple other hot spots.
Feel free to open up a line of communication here.
I am referring to the actual travel time it takes to get into Central Austin from Oak Shores vs. Barton Creek.
Both are probably similar if you will be traveling during the morning/afternoon rush hours.
Traffic inbound from Barton Creek backs up quite a bit in the morning so it's probably a 25 - 35 min. commute to DT. Prob. similar travel time from Oak Shores to the UT area.
Are you referring to the economic decline in California? Or are you referring to Austin's home prices? The Barton Creek area is $700K - $1M+.
Clarify your questions and I will be happy to help you!
Prudential - Westlake
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