To give you an idea of what your money can buy you, I’ve grabbed some homes/condos off of real estate sites. Here’s a very general view, with size, neighborhoods and schools listed. Please note that I’m only giving you a sliver of what your money will buy. A broader search will give you a better idea.

if you read one thing, it should be this:

In general, if your budget is under $250k, you will probably be looking in the suburbs, or in Southeast or Northeast Austin.  You will not be able to find anything in that budget in Central Austin or 78704 unless it is a teardown/remodel house with a crazy bidding war going on, and you will lose out to people paying cash for the property. A decent house in Austin with decent schools starts at least $250k, and that’s still pushing it.

 

For $100k you can buy the following:

austin-tx-100k-house

Property Type: Single Family Home

Year Built: 1985

Size: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1350 square feet.

Location: Round Rock

Schools: Bluebonnet Elementary, Chisholm Trail Middle, Round Rock High

For $150k you can buy the following:

150k

For $200k you can buy the following:

austin-tx-200k-house

For $250k you can buy the following:

austin-tx-250k-house

For $300k you can buy the following:

300k

For $350k you can buy the following:

austin-tx-350k-house

For $400k you can buy the following:

austin-tx-400k-house

For $450k you can buy the following:

austin-tx-450k-house

For $500k you can buy the following:

austin-tx-500k-house

 

550k and up:  your options become limitless! Have fun shopping.