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Real Estate in Austin, the United States

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 08, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Austin, United States are Downtown, Zilker, Tarrytown, Hyde Park, and Westlake. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Austin is around $400,000, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $500,000. These properties typically include modern amenities such as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and updated bathrooms. Foreign ownership of properties in Austin is allowed, however, there may be restrictions depending on the type of property and the country of origin. An expat looking to buy a home in Austin should start by researching the different neighborhoods and their amenities, as well as the average cost of homes in each area. They should also consider their budget and the type of property they are looking for. Additionally, they should consult with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area and can provide advice on the best neighborhoods and properties to consider.

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How do I find a place to live in Austin?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"If you are looking for a place to live in Austin, there are a few options to consider. You can start by researching online for rental listings in the area. Websites such as Zillow, Trulia, and Craigslist are great resources for finding rental properties. Additionally, you can contact a local real estate agent who can help you find a place that fits your needs. You can also look for apartment complexes in the area and contact them directly to inquire about availability. Finally, you can attend local events such as open houses or apartment tours to get a better feel for the area and find a place that is right for you," explained one person living in Austin, the United States.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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