Why buy a historic home in Austin?

Historic Style Home in Austin TX

Considering buying a historic home?  Here’s what you need to know about buying a historic home in Austin, Texas.









What is a historic home?

The City of Austin decides which homes are labeled historic.  Some qualities they may look for include whether the home:

  • Exemplifies a signature architectural style
  • Captures the essence of a specific historical period
  • Is associated with famous persons from the past
  • Is located in a designated “Historic District”

For a complete list of historic designation criteria, please refer to City of Austin guidelines.

Why buy a historic home?

There are several benefits to purchasing a historic Austin property. Consider these benefits:

  • Historic homes often have antique architecture and unique features such as pine wood floors, original light fixtures, antique fireplaces, and clawfoot tubs.
  • Historic homes are often located in areas of historical importance to the city.
  • Homebuyers interested in restoration may enjoy tax exemptions and low-interest loans.  For a specific list of tax benefits associated with Austin historic homes, please visit the City of Austin website.

What are some architectural styles of Austin historic homes? Some home styles you’ll find in Austin Historic districts include:

  • Neo-Classical Revival
  • 19th Century German
  • American Craftsman

Learn more about Historic style homes in Austin with our MLS search!  New Historic style home listings in Austin are added regularly!

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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 20th, 2014 at 4:50am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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