Though just a few years ago (or so it seems) New Braunfels was just a river town where people came to go toobing or go to Schlitterbahn for the day; lately, this (not so little) river city has become quite the popular location for folks to relocate to. Perhaps attributed to the small town atmosphere, the loads of community activities available, or the absolutely excellent location, the city has seen its population grow from a little under 58k people to over 70k people in just five years.
Rewind back just a few years and you might have heard someone say, “I can’t believe how cheap the houses are in New Braunfels!” But, even though we all knew how amazing our little German city was (is), once the world found out, those housing prices shot up like a rocket taking off out of NASA. Nowadays, the words “affordable” and “New Braunfels homes” don’t often go together. And if they do, you can rest assured that the few “affordable homes” being mentioned will have been snatched up before you can even get to your computer to take a gander.
While the median price of a home in New Braunfels used to be less than homes in Austin and San Antonio, they certainly aren’t anymore. In fact, New Braunfels now fits right in the middle of the two, with Austin’s median price being $285,000 and San Antonio’s being $211,000. Coming in at a median price of $235,000 (up 5% from last year), nearly three-quarters of the homes in New Braunfels sell for somewhere between $200k- $499k. The other quarter? All but 1% represents homes below $200k- the homes we scoured through to find some excellent choices of “affordable” homes. Is your budget below $200k? Check out the homes below. But you might want to do it fast- as history has shown, these puppies will be gone before you know it!
253 WOODPECKER $199,900
This charming home offers an abundance of space and curb appeal. Set in Quail Valley, this home offers ample room and is complete with a covered back porch, privacy fence, and easy care landscaping. Offering a generous 2,323 square feet, the interior features include a light-filled and open floor plan, multiple living areas, fabulous kitchen offering a walk-in pantry, inviting breakfast area, separate dining room, and a large master suite.
173 LUCY LN $139,900
With Lake Dunlap access, this three bedroom, two bath home with a study sits on a double lot (that's .41 acres, folks). While the lot boasts of tons of mature shade trees, the home features gorgeous bead board walls, crown molding, hardwood floors throughout, huge front and back patios, an incredible back yard with a rock patio. As a bonus, the neighborhood amenities include a pool, park, fishing pier, boat dock/ramp, and clubhouse. As the listing agent Erin Caraway puts it, "this is one cool home with lots of character."
2302 SEAN ST. $195,000
This home offers both curb appeal (on a cul-de-sac lot!) and one of the largest lots in the neighborhood at .33 acre! The move-in ready home boasts an expanded patio and added pergola in the backyard, a xeriscaped front yard, solar screens for energy efficiency, and vinyl plank (wood look) floors throughout the house. Additionally, the home offers a garden tub in master bath and nearly new upgraded appliances.
241 GLEN BROOK $159,900
This little gem looks a bit simple from the outside, but inside you will find a big, open kitchen/breakfast/family room with Scandinavian-style cabinetry, updated lighting, and lovely flooring. Walk out the double french doors onto your own deck with built-in outdoor kitchen, or enjoy the versatile floor plan and lots of neat features inside! End the day relaxing in the huge tile walk-in shower in the master or the garden whirlpool tub in the secondary bedroom.
1111 LONG CREEK BLVD #302 $198,900
Although this property is a condo, you will most certainly enjoy the good life on the 10th hole on The Bandit Golf Course. This custom built property includes all appliances, granite counter tops, tray ceilings, light neutral colors and an open floor plan. The covered patio offers breathtaking views of the renowned Bandit Golf Club as well as the lush Texas countryside. A private pool, access to Lake McQueeney, a gated community- what more could you want?!
627 KINGBIRD $199,000
This adorable home in Mockingbird Heights presents a one-story, contemporary style with split bedrooms, a large open living area, and large master bedroom. Just a few features of the home, it also boasts a spacious, open backyard that backs up to a greenspace.
2215 HAZELWOOD $169,900
A three bedroom home, open living, beechwood cabinets, rounded corners, an art niche, and covered patio only begin to describe the features of this home! With foundation work starting soon, the home will come with a lifetime warranty. You can't get much better than that!
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