Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $250,000.
↑ 2203 East Side Drive No. 209, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo, 1,105 square feet, $255,000, $375/month HOA dues. Located in a charming 1960s complex on the southern edge of Travis Heights, the top-floor unit has been remodeled recently and features stainless steel appliances, large bedrooms, and an open living plan.
↑ 7508 Aspen Brook Drive, four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, 2,322 square feet, $250,000. Those looking for a large home, single-family home at our price point will find (at least) one in the Colorado Crossing neighborhood on the outskirts of the Eastside near the airport. The two-story house has new carpet, fresh paint, walk-in closets, and a fenced backyard with a covered deck, and fire pit.
↑ 935 Condominiums, 935 Posada Drive 158 Unit 953, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo, 1,030 square feet, $249,000, $245/month HOA dues. Located in the St. Johns-Coronado Hills neighborhood in Northeast Austin, this two-story unit has been fully gutted and remodeled. It has recessed lighting, wood-shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and Energy Star stainless steel appliances. The cute cat in the bedroom is probably not included in the HOA dues, but internet and cable are.
↑ 6211 Manor Road Unit 123, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom condo, 1,014 square feet, $248,000, $238/month HOA dues. A two-story condo in the Pecan Springs-Springdale neighborhood, this place has hardwood floors, stainless appliances, walk-in closets, and a large backyard.
↑ 8504 Croydon Loop, two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, 864 square feet, $294,000. This single-family home in a Far South subdivision called Buckingham Estates and, while small, it has been remodeled well and looks pretty sweet. A brand-new kitchen features granite counters, custom cabinets, and the Frigidaire Gallery appliance suite. It also has hardwood floors and a marble-topped bathroom vanity, as well as large, fenced backyard and a one-car garage.
Which $250,000 home would you choose?
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