The Austin Board of REALTORS, the organization that manages the Austin multiple listing service data, recently modified the Austin MLS area boundaries. For example, the old central Austin areas 1b & 4 have given way to the new areas DT & UT with the old area 4 moving up to northern part of area 1b all the way to Hwy 183. Confusing? Here’s a real life example for fans of central Austin. A home in Rosedale north of 35th street and a home in the Allandale area south of Koenig lane used to be considered area 1b. Now, those same homes would be listed in the new area 4. (On a side note… I believe the 1b area designation helped the value of those homes because it grouped those homes in with Tarrytown, Brykerwoods, and the always tony, Pemberton. That’s another post.) So, if you are used to searching 1b only you may consider new areas such as areas 4, DT and UT. One other solution to finding homes is to use our map search tool which allows you to effectively create your own areas. For those people that use the Austin MLS areas for their searches, our search tool is still showing the old map, but we are working closely with our programmers to get the new area map up and running.
As always, if you can’t find exactly what you are searching for on www.austinhomelistings.com please contact the REALTORS at Great Austin Properties directly at 512.577.6441. We have access to the real MLS tools and can help you find exactly what you are searching for.