- 4 bedrooms
- 2 baths
- 2-car garage
- 2,076 sq. ft. (TCAD)
- Fenced backyard
House for sale….Remodel. Invest. Enjoy as-is…plenty of options for this South Austin home with a 70’s vibe. Updates include: roof (2016), hot water heater (2013), HV/AC (2011), gutters & rainwater collector (2013) & disposal (2018). Large dining area could double as 2nd living or offers space to expand kitchen. Covered patio area with large, lightly treed, fenced, flat backyard. No carpet. No HOA. Neighborhood setting w/ convenience of West Gate shopping, Central Market & the Regal Theater. Shed, Refrigerator,Washer and Dryer convey.
Property Details for 2509 Cockburn Drive in South Austin
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,282
Type: Single Family Home
For Pricing and Availability Click on Listing #7032711
MLS Area: 10N
Subdivision: Village Sec 06
Directions: West Gate Blvd > Blarwood Dr. > Cockburn Dr.
Rooms: Formal Living
Interior: Walk-In Closet, Wired For Security
1/2 Baths: 1
Has Dining Room: yes
Dining Room Description: Kit/Din Combo
Kitchen Description: Galley Type
Has Fireplace: No
Heating: Central Heat
Cooling: Central Air
Floors: Laminate, Tile – Vinyl
Laundry: Dryer Connection – Electric, Garage, Washer Connections
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Oven, Range-Free Standing, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Heater Electric
Construction: 1 Side Masonry, Vinyl Siding
Exterior: Curbs, Gutters Full, Patio-Covered, Storage
Roof: Composition Shingle
Sewer: City at Street
Utilities: Electricity Available
Has Garage: yes
Garage Spaces: 1
Has a Pool: No
Has Golf Course: No
Lot Description: Level
Lot Size in Acres: 0.145
Has Waterfront: No
View Description: No View
Is One Story: yes
School District: Austin ISD
Elementary A / B School(s): Cunningham
Middle School: Covington
High School: Crockett
Property Type: SFR
Property SubType: House
Year Built: 1973
Is a Foreclosure: No
Tax Year: 2017
Tax Amount: 4, 753
Is Gated Community: No
Listing Financing: Cash, Conventional
Square Feet Source: Tax Record
Exclusively listed by Doreen Zelma with Sky Realty
Swimming pools are an instant source for entertainment, relaxation and exercise. They provide a backyard retreat, a tranquil view and a luxury marker some buyers dream about having. For those Austin home buyers who want a pool, houses with them are much easier to sell. Forget the condition of the house– that oasis in the backyard, especially on a hot day kind of sells itself, doesn’t it?
Pools can often be a hindrance more than a help when selling. Not everyone wants a pool. In fact, I would say 70% of people don’t. Pools cost money and time to maintain. In addition, there are safety concerns for people with small children and pets. They can also take up a lot of yard space.
Swimming Pool Tips for both Buyers and Sellers:
Swimming Pool Owners and Future Sellers
•Maintain and update your pool. Nobody wants to buy a money pit (literally).
•If you can afford to switch to saline – it is a selling feature.
•If you own in a subdivision where most homes have a private pool…buyers will be comparing your ‘pool’ appeal.
•Make sure the pool area looks clean, maintained and inviting.
Buying a Home with a Pool
•A general inspector will not inspect a pool, but many pool companies do. Have a pool inspection – they can be costly to fix.
•If you want to know how much it costs to maintain a pool including chemicals, electric and water, the answer is: you don’t want a pool! They can be costly, and if you are already watching your budget — a pool is going to blow it.
•Remember, pools limit your potential number of buyers, so they can take longer to sell when the time comes.
Community Pools in Austin
Austin Texas has a variety of options for people who want to enjoy a pool, but don’t want to maintain one. Many planned single family home communities in Austin have pools that are included with HOA fees or may require a nominal additional fee. Condominium communities in Austin often have a private pool as well for residents. An automated home search can be customized to only include properties with pools and/or community pools.
Public Pools and Swimming Holes in Austin
There are many public pools in Austin as well. There are 29 neighborhood pools and 6 municipal pools in total. The most well known pool is Barton Springs, located in Zilker Park. Centrally located in the neighborhood of Barton Hills, Barton Springs Pool is spring fed, just over 900 feet long and maintains a consistent temperature of 68 degrees year round. Hamilton Pool Preserve is a unique, historic swimming hole located just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs. The canyon, grotto and waterfall provide a picturesque and popular summer attraction within the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.
The sellers’ market Austin is experiencing is showing no signs of slowing down. Statistics from March 2016 in by Austin Board of REALTORS® show Austin-area single-family home sales up 9.3 percent totaling 2,552 home sales compared to March 2015. A sellers market indicates inventory is low and demand is high. There is still competition within specific markets and there are still buyer certain expectations when it comes to condition.
Sellers’ Market Austin
When you have owned a home for a while, things tend to disappear. The do-it-yourself crown molding project that stops half way across the wall is now invisible. The trim around the replacement window from 5 years ago that never got repainted is just a distant memory. You don’t see them anymore, so they have been removed from the perpetual to-do list. Now you want to sell your house and the memories come rushing back of how you couldn’t cut the angle right or find the paint color.
Sell a Home in Austin
Unfinished projects disappear two ways. One way is to pay a professional to come in and finish or redo the project. Yes, there is a cost here, but it eliminates the question in the buyer’s mind of what it will take to finish it. The second way to deal with an unfinished project is to make it go away again.
Money can have the magical power of making things go away and may come into play even in the Sellers’ market Austin has. If a seller does not have the money to finish a project before putting it on the market, making a price concession either on the home’s sales price or even offering some closing costs will help.
Unfinished projects tend to haunt buyers just as they may have weighed on a seller at one point in time.
The truth is that not all unfinished projects ever get finished. That little thing called ‘life’ happens and often gets in the way. They are often in a constant state of either being the elephant in the room or invisible. It’s all a matter of perspective.