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Modest North Loop cottage wants $373K

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Vintage home with original features, tucked away in a bustling central neighborhood

Small living room with white walls, wood floors, fireplace, furniture
930 East 49-1/2 Street
Via Realty Austin

Built in 1949 and tucked into a wedge of land bounded by North IH-35, Airport Boulevard, and East 51st Street, this one-story frame home looks no worse 50-plus years spent in the landing path of nearby former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.

While it remains modestly scaled and traffic-adjacent, the area—technically part of North Loop and indisputably now central—has seen an influx of popular restaurants, retail, and other amenities, as well as the repurposing of the former Highland Mall for an Austin Community College.

The added neighborhood value, along with the general Austin residential boom, has boosted already steep but steady rent and home prices over the years. That makes the asking price of the 1,034-square-foot home seem relatively reasonable, if still above the median price of Austin city homes and possibly out of reach for your average home buyer.

Whatever the case, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom house has vintage appeal, due in part to original features such as oak floors and casement windows, as well as updates including a new double oven, butcher-block counters, and subway tiles. The yard, which features mature trees, a screened porch, a deck, garden beds, and a rustic-looking storage/barbecue shed, might be the most appealing part of all. Realty Austin holds the listing.