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Clayton Reag…, Real Estate Pro in austin, TX
Wed May 6, 2015
Clayton Reagan answered:
Give Leslie Lilly at Lonestar Natives a call! They are afforable, extremely professional, and they are local to the East Side. Check them out at lonestarnatives.com or call them at 512 417 4934. Best of luck! ... more
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Torquil Cree…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Thu May 19, 2011
Torquil Creevy answered:
If it's not a tow away zone or fire lane,etc...or if there is no permit needed to park on that street--not much can be done legally. You have some excellent advice for the friendly neighbor approach. ... more
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Rachel Sibley, Real Estate Pro in 79830, TX
Sat Apr 2, 2011
Rachel Sibley answered:
You might try the 1704 West Ave building...it is a "Brownstone type" building of just 12 units/condos, located south and west of UT by 5 blocks and west and north of the Capitol by about 7 blocks...historic "Judge's Hill" neighborhood (where the early lawyers associated with the Capitol built homes for their families)..in the 78701 zip code but much more affordable, quiet, and secure.....with gated reserved parking and storage units :) ... more
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Jeffrey Schn…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Thu Jul 2, 2009
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
Greg,

It depends on what the green space is zoned for. If designated green space (owned by the HOA, or other entity that will hold it as green space in perpetuity, then yes, it adds value. Then it depends on what type of space it is. If it’s a relatively solid forest with some depth to it, or is a large field with trees that limit visibility beyond the green space, it’s valuable. If it’s more of just “space”, but you can see beyond it, it depends on what you “see” beyond it.

But more typically, the green space in outlying areas is just undeveloped land, then it depends on what it’s currently being used for, and what the likely potential future uses are. I have a brokerage client (I am also an appraiser) that bought in Liberty Hill in the Cierra Springs neighborhood. They have an Eastern rear exposure (highly desirable) and back up to a longhorn ranch. They are on a 1-acre tract and highly value the ranch land behind them, but know that it could someday be sold for other similar SFR homes. The value to them was on the order of $20K.

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