It’s well-known that central Austin homes asking under the $300K mark are few, far-between, and usually less than ideal. Consider, then, this two-story remodel in Round Rock, asking $265,000, has a brand-new pool, and is on a gigantic lot.
This historic home just east of downtown Round Rock is hard to miss. For one thing, it's a three-story, red-brick mansion that takes up an entire city block. Built in 1854, it's also a Texas historic landmark called the A.J. Nelson-Crier House.
This week's rental comparison took us around the city and even to Round Rock. We turned up some nice places for the relatively reasonable price we were looking for, including a single family home and a studio apartment we're calling a "micro-condo."
The Austin area is second only to Ventura County, Calif., in the number of homeowners driven by high prices and low inventory to buy farther from downtown in the past four years. Educated millennials, however, are staying put in the urban core.