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This retro home comes in right around the median price at $479,900. (Austin Board of Realtors)

It's finally fall, meaning cooler weather and a better time to buy a home. As of August insights, total home sales are down by 4%, according to the Austin Board of Realtors, and inventory is up.

Austin's current median home price is $470,000, so here's a sampling of what that amount can get you. Of course, if you're seriously considering a home, you'll probably be up against other buyers that could hike that market price up.

​$400,000 ​​4504 W. Village Ct., Austin, TX 78744

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in South Austin comes in at 960 square feet in the Franklin Park neighborhood. The house itself may be fairly small but on a 6,403 square foot lot, spacious front and back yards give the home an outdoorsy feel. This house was built in 1977 but has been updated with modern fixtures, and features 100-year-old reclaimed hardwood floors and oversized bedrooms with flooding natural light.

​$425,000 9715 Hansford Dr., Austin, TX 78753

In the Windsor Hills neighborhood, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been remodeled with current fixtures and an eye-catching exterior. With a modest yard and shed for gardening in North Austin, this house is all white on the inside with new quartz countertops and tile flooring throughout. The house has a massive open kitchen and fireplace—I can already smell the holiday cookies baking in this house.

​$445,000 7220 Cherry Beam Path

In far South Austin, this asymmetrical house built in 2015 has sky-high ceilings all throughout the house. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms across two stories and 1,672 square feet, the house features quartz countertops, dark cabinetry, walk-in closets and wide-open spaces to sprawl out. Stay away from this house if the skewed roof bothers you—it's tilted all throughout the home!

$470,000 807 Kavanagh Drive

In South Austin's Buckingham Estates with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on 1,537 square feet, this little green gem has some unique features. The trim and built-in shelves give this home a rustic feel, a fireplace and wine rack give it character and the attached sunroom is an Austin summertime dream. A converted garage has two spare rooms and in the backyard, a shed with electricity.

​$479,900 1041 Broadview Street

Feel like you were born in the wrong era? This house is for you. Built in 1954 with three bedrooms and one bathroom on 1,138 square feet, this house is a blast from the past. A checkered tile kitchen with retro-looking appliances, original hardwood floors, open concept and proximity to the Mueller area make this home special. On top of that, this house includes a covered patio in the backyard and Google Fiber internet.



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