Area 2 Under 2

In the Austin market there are many great neighborhoods. And when people start to catch on…and they have for many years now, these neighborhoods get more expensive. I have a lot of friends that are first time buyers. A lot of my first time buying friends have got a bang for thier buck and moved South, or to up in Pflugerville. What is their biggest complaint? “We are too far from town now.” I see my friends less because they had to move to an area they could afford…or so they think.

Well, there are many parts of Austin that appeal to certain Austinites and lately, I have had my eye on a particular area. And though I don’t currently live in the area now, I used to, I am still pretty close and I think highly of it. Area 2 (according to the MLS area for Realtors) is the North Central part of Austin. Confined by Hwy 183, I-35, MoPac and 2222/Koenig Ln. It is comprised of several different neighborhoods, easy access to convenient highways and roads to get where you need to be, as well as your favorite Austin restaurants (for me, Phil’s Ice House, Trudy’s) and shopping spots, and justĀ  minutes from downtown, the Arboretum and a hop to get on 183 to the Airport. Recently I have featured some of these houses (unremodeled and remodeled) on my Real Estate Facebook Page called Area 2 Under 2 ($200,000 that is). I am going to do my best to feature (with permission of course) the area’s homes. For those first (and second time looking to take advantage of the extended tax credit), looking to be in an affordable area, with homes of charm and no charm, older and newer, fixer uppers and already remodeled. Here isĀ  one now and you can find a few others featured on my facebook real estate page as well and the photos of the properties.