I would agree that if you want Austin, Steiner is not Austin. But Steiner has great schools and many good communities (it's not just a single large one). But the traffic getting down 2222 to Austin is horrible in the morning. You'll have much better luck in Lakeway, or Bee Cave, within the Lake Travis ISD. You can come down 71 to Southwest Parkway (the intersection of which is being improved as of this writing), and be downtown in 25 minutes, yet still feel like your in the country.
You can also look at Round Rock ISD in the Great Hills and Spicewood Springs area, but it will be more expensive than Lake Travis ISD. Then of course, you could consider Eanes, but the average price is $1M+.
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Closing costs are related to loan amounts. If there is no loan then there will be no closing costs. All you will be paying is the title insurance policy and title charges. Depending on the builder, some of them pay for title insurance as well.
You are comparing apples to oranges to some degree. As you pointed out water, sewer, HOA. If you have to maintain your own septic & well that was effect. Also it does not have access to the amenities of "Steiner Ranch."
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Any local agent can help you with accurate data--In order to establish a fair offer, you need to be aware of recently sold similar properties in the immediate area--after reviewing the data a determination can be made--tax records have no bearing in establishing a price and keep in mind that when searching online, not all internet information is always accurate--again for a good picture on market value, any local agent can best help you.... more