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Austin open houses to see this weekend

Six Eastside homes of wide variety

A balcony in Govalle
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In light of our always-overheated housing market, we thought it might be helpful to offer some open-house suggestions to narrow things down—even if you’re not looking to buy, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking?

This week we see what’s happening on the Eastside, which here will include neighborhoods from Windsor Park to East Cesar Chavez.

Where: 6105 Derby Cove

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, February 9

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,170 square feet

Selling points: The 1961 home in Windsor Park has been completely remodeled and updated, but the biggest selling point is likely its 0.36 acre lot, which, according to the listing, allows for expansion or building another structure.

Asking price: $375,000

Where: 3107 Lyons Road, Unit B

When: noon-3 p.m. Saturday, February 8

Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 880 square feet

Selling points: Located in Govalle and built in 2017, the two-story detached condo has stylish features such as sealed concrete and natural hickory wood floors, and a private yard with a large deck.

Asking price: $445,000

Where: 1917 East 38th Street

When: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, February 8

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,784 square feet

Selling points: Tucked into a tiny area just across Airport Boulevard from Cherrywood and adjacent to Mueller, this single-family home has location going for it, even if its exact neighborhood designation seems to be a mystery. The popular Contigo and Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches restaurants are nearby, and it’s a short jaunt to either of the aforementioned neighborhoods or to I-35. Built in 1961, the one-story, single-family home has been fully renovated.

Asking price: $694,000

Where: 310 East 18-1/2 Street, Unit A

When: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, February 8

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 1,900 square feet

Selling points: This is a three-story condo, which explains why it has two half-bathrooms in addition to its two bathrooms. Located just off MLK Jr Boulevard in the Chestnut neighborhood, it’s walkable to the MLK MetroRail stop. It has concrete floors, a private backyard, and city views from its upstairs balcony.

Asking price: $600,000

Where: 3202 Norwood Hill Road

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, February 8

Specs: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 1,636 square feet

Selling points: A large ranch-style house that looks like it has been made roomier by a garage conversion, this 1963 home in Pecan Springs-Springdale seems to have gotten the makeover treatment from head to toe (as well as updates to stuff you can’t see, like plumbing. It has a private backyard with a patio as well.

Asking price: $465,000

Where: 3110 Govalle Avenue, Unit A

When: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, February 8

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 2,188 square feet

Selling points: If you want to see what a home in Govalle that’s asking closer to a million dollars than not looks like, here’s your chance. The architecture of the brand-new, two-story condo is interesting, at least on the outside. The interior is a little more standard in terms of current design trends but high-end and well-executed. There’s a private backyard with a patio and a second-floor balcony, and the house is “packed with technology,” according to the listing.

Asking price: $850,000