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Buy a new Eastside home for less than $500K

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A two-story house near a rail station is on the market for $479,900

2710 East 17th Street
Via E3 Properties

The East Austin real estate market has been overheated for so long, at least in some pockets, that it’s kind of a shocker to find a single-family home on the market for less than $500,000. But here we are with just such a place—and a new and well-designed one at that.

Built by local outfit Dwell Best Construction, it’s located near, but not too near, the East MLK MetroRail stop, the two-story, stucco home purports to be of the modern farmhouse ilk, but, aside from the basic structure, it looks more like contemporary Austin modernism than anything (the “Austin” sign, bedside guitar, and bass drum coffee table underscore the point if it’s not obvious enough).

Whatever the case, it reads bright, calm, and uncluttered, with vaulted ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors, custom steel railings, and premium finishes including mosaic tile and high-end fixtures and appliances.

And it includes all that in 930 square feet, with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It also has a lovely front porch, a downstairs screened porch, a balcony, and a covered carport. The listing for 2710 East 17th Street, asking $479,900, is held by E3 Properties.