I'm sorry for querying my BON fam like this but I'm desperate; I am asking sincerely that you help my wife and I out of a huge dilemma. I am from North Texas (Sherman) and have not lived in the states since 2005 but we are looking to buy a home and for the last few years have leaned towards the Houston suburbs. The differences in the two cities is not lost on us, but what we have seen from the Austin area houses for sale on the internet have alarmed us. We work overseas so we dont have intentions of living in the house in the near future, but are cautiously looking to buy our first house. In the Houston area, we can find a large luxurious house with a pool and garage, whirlpool tub, and huge kitchen with an island all for $250K. Please be upfront with me when I ask, "is that possible in any area of Austin?"
Your assistance is GREATLY appreciated!