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1902-1/2 Garden Street
1902-1/2 Garden Street

The 10 smallest Austin homes for sale right now

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1902-1/2 Garden Street

There are many reasons the market for small homes is growing. Price is a big one, but the trend toward paring down, living in a way that makes less impact on the earth, and transitioning through various life changes are all factors, as well.

We have been partnering with real-estate analytics site NeighborhoodX this year to is take a close look at sales price ranges in different Austin neighborhoods, ranking asking prices on a per-square-foot basis; this list grew out of that analysis.

The smallest properties for sale in Austin right now range from 350 to 500 square feet and include studio and one-bedroom condos as well as compact bungalows

The prices for these tiny units range from $114,999 (1840 Burton Drive #161 in Riverside) to $299,000 (1902-1/2 Garden Street in Holly).

On a per-square-foot basis, the asking prices range from $247/square foot (1840 Burton Drive) to $607/square foot (1902-1/2 Garden St.)

Here's a chart and a map for your further perusal of the subject.

Note: Map locations are in order from largest to smallest home.

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407 E 45th St #215

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Asking price: $160,000, HOA dues: $250/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 500 square feet

The lowdown: The largest home on our small-homes list is a condo located in Hyde Park. It was remodeled in 2007 and is, according to the listing, a quiet, second-floor unit that backs to the greenbelt.

1902-1/2 Garden Street

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Asking price: $299,000/p>

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 492 square feet

The lowdown: A detached condo on the back part of a Holly neighborhood lot, this small home is accessible from the alley, has been completely remodeled, and is quite adorable.

2020 Congress #1108

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Asking price: $165,000/p>

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 489 square feet

The lowdown: This condo is in the Bouldin neighborhood just off South Congress Avenue and is in a 1964 complex with pool, fitness center, and other amenities.

2302 East Side Dr #29

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Asking price: $150,000/p>

Size: one bedroom, one and a half bathrooms, 482 square feet

The lowdown: This condo is in a choice Travis Heights location and part of a charming 1972 complex surrounded by Live Oaks. It concrete floors in common areas and stainless appliances.

3100 Castro Street

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Asking price: $285,000

Size: two bedrooms, one bathroom, 480 square feet

The lowdown: This single-family home in Govalle backs to Boggy Creek and looks pretty cute, if a bit of a fixer-upper.

1840 Burton Dr #161

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Asking price: $114,999, HOA dues: $207/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 464 square feet

The lowdown: This is one of the perpetually for-sale units in its close-in East Riverside complex (The Silverado)—which really doesn’t mean anything except that there is probably a large supply of them. This one has lots of updates and looks airy and roomy-feeling.

4604 Santa Anna Street

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Asking price: $250,000

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 443 square feet

The lowdown: The rare single-family home of its size, this 1952 build is in the East MLK neighborhood on a large, shady lot and looks to be marketed as a teardown, or a fixer-upper at the very last.

3206 King St #107

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Asking price: $159,900, HOA dues $150/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 400 square feet

The lowdown: A no-nonsense condo in the lovely, leafy Central Austin Heritage neighborhood, convenient to UT, shops and restaurants on Guadalupe Street, and Lamar Boulevard.

4701 Red River Street #304

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Asking price: $145,900

Size: studio, one bathroom, 373 square feet

The lowdown: This condo is in a good location (Hyde Park), albeit on a somewhat busy street, and is a top-floor unit in a quaint, small complex built in 1984.

1010 West 23rd Street #16

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Asking price: $145,000, HOA dues: $200/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 350 square feet

The lowdown: The tiniest home on the market is a newly remodeled condo in a 1975 West Campus building that looks to be marketed for investors; the listing says it fetches $900-$1,000/month in rent.

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407 E 45th St #215

Asking price: $160,000, HOA dues: $250/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 500 square feet

The lowdown: The largest home on our small-homes list is a condo located in Hyde Park. It was remodeled in 2007 and is, according to the listing, a quiet, second-floor unit that backs to the greenbelt.

1902-1/2 Garden Street

Asking price: $299,000/p>

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 492 square feet

The lowdown: A detached condo on the back part of a Holly neighborhood lot, this small home is accessible from the alley, has been completely remodeled, and is quite adorable.

2020 Congress #1108

Asking price: $165,000/p>

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 489 square feet

The lowdown: This condo is in the Bouldin neighborhood just off South Congress Avenue and is in a 1964 complex with pool, fitness center, and other amenities.

2302 East Side Dr #29

Asking price: $150,000/p>

Size: one bedroom, one and a half bathrooms, 482 square feet

The lowdown: This condo is in a choice Travis Heights location and part of a charming 1972 complex surrounded by Live Oaks. It concrete floors in common areas and stainless appliances.

3100 Castro Street

Asking price: $285,000

Size: two bedrooms, one bathroom, 480 square feet

The lowdown: This single-family home in Govalle backs to Boggy Creek and looks pretty cute, if a bit of a fixer-upper.

1840 Burton Dr #161

Asking price: $114,999, HOA dues: $207/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 464 square feet

The lowdown: This is one of the perpetually for-sale units in its close-in East Riverside complex (The Silverado)—which really doesn’t mean anything except that there is probably a large supply of them. This one has lots of updates and looks airy and roomy-feeling.

4604 Santa Anna Street

Asking price: $250,000

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 443 square feet

The lowdown: The rare single-family home of its size, this 1952 build is in the East MLK neighborhood on a large, shady lot and looks to be marketed as a teardown, or a fixer-upper at the very last.

3206 King St #107

Asking price: $159,900, HOA dues $150/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 400 square feet

The lowdown: A no-nonsense condo in the lovely, leafy Central Austin Heritage neighborhood, convenient to UT, shops and restaurants on Guadalupe Street, and Lamar Boulevard.

4701 Red River Street #304

Asking price: $145,900

Size: studio, one bathroom, 373 square feet

The lowdown: This condo is in a good location (Hyde Park), albeit on a somewhat busy street, and is a top-floor unit in a quaint, small complex built in 1984.

1010 West 23rd Street #16

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Asking price: $145,000, HOA dues: $200/month

Size: one bedroom, one bathroom, 350 square feet

The lowdown: The tiniest home on the market is a newly remodeled condo in a 1975 West Campus building that looks to be marketed for investors; the listing says it fetches $900-$1,000/month in rent.

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