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What $900K buys around Austin

A mix of homes in five established neighborhoods

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 Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $950,000.

This one-bedroom condo is asking (a mere) $875,000, but HOA fees of $958/month means it qualifies for this week’s Curbed Comparisons column. Located in the Austin City Lofts on the happening west side of Downtown, the unit was originally a two-bedroom but has been renovated to create a much larger kitchen. It still has two bathrooms as well as a large living room, concrete and marble floors, large windows overlooking the city, and a balcony patio for doing the same.

We featured this single-family, midcentury ranch home earlier this week because it’s on a forested lot and retains much of its original style. Located in Balcones Park and asking exactly $900,000, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,562 square feet as well as a 450-square-foot guest house with a kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities, and a separate air-conditioning system and a large deck overlooking a woodsy backyard.

Including this contemporary, three-story condo in our roundup is a bit of a cheat, as it’s asking $829,900, well below our target price, but it’s just too impressive to overlook. Built in 2012 and located in South Austin’s sought-after Zilker neighborhood, the 2,116-square-foot garden home (aka detached condo) has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and what looks like a jaw-dropping view from its rooftop deck.

Courtesy of Realty Austin

Built in 1937, this house has a tony, convenient Old West Austin location and its vintage style going for it. The one-story, single-family home measures 1,320 square feet and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, an updated retro-style bathroom, and a private backyard.

This charming vintage house is looking to sell for $895,000 and might be a good choice for those hunting for single-family homes in the price range. Located in the north-central Allandale neighborhood, it has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,463 square feet. Built in 1941, it has been completely remodeled and has hardwood floors, energy-efficiency features, and a covered back deck.


Which $900K Austin home would you choose?

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  • 3%
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Balcones Park
    (5 votes)
  • 35%
    (29 votes)
  • 15%
    Old West Austin
    (13 votes)
  • 39%
    (32 votes)
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