Austin Deal of the Week: Is It Really ‘Renovated’?

Alright, let’s get down to business and cut through the fluff. We’re looking at a property at 6605 Willow Way in Austin.

The basics:

  • 3 bed | 2 bath | 960 SqFt
  • Went from $275,000 to $295,000 to $215,000
  • 159 days on market

It’s an “as-is” sale, which usually signals the need for some TLC. The owner is living out of state, and seems really keen to sell—dropping the price from $295,000 to $215,000. 

He’s calling it ‘Newly renovated’, but the photos tell a different story. There’s a big lot, but inside? It’s not even spruced up with fresh paint or a cleanup. The floors need work and you can spot cleaning supplies and cables just lying around in the pics.

Get this, it’s advertised as newly renovated. Yet, does a few unconvincing updates like a supposed new roof make it renovated? I’m skeptical. That roof in the photos? Doesn’t exactly scream ‘brand new’.

Now, onto market time—this place has been up for grabs for 159 days. 

Long time, right? 

This tells us the seller is probably ready to negotiate hard. They’ve already slashed the price significantly from their highest asking price $295,000.

Comparing this to other local sales, houses that are moderately updated are fetching between $290,000 to $329,000. If everything here checks out, you could potentially elevate it to a $300,000 property, maybe. But for that to happen, you’d need to spend wisely on real upgrades—not just cosmetic fixes.


So, here’s the deal: If these updates are real, and just poorly showcased, then $215,000 might be a bargain. But if it’s all smoke and mirrors, even $200,000 feels steep given the likely renovation costs.

Bottom line: Don’t just settle for the asking price given the situation. It might be worth a personal visit to truly gauge the potential. Could be a hidden gem, or it might require more than you’re willing to invest. Either way, seeing it in person will give you a better idea. 


If you missed last week’s Austin Deal of the Week, here is an update:

That property is still sitting(like we said)… might be time to go see it in person.

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Additional photos (‘Newly Renovated’… where?)

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Listing description

THIS IS AN “AS-IS” SALE.  Buyer is responsible for verifying all information, conducting thorough due diligence and confirming the property’s eligibility for third-party financing. ~ Newly renovated family home that includes new roof, new flooring, new kitchen cabinets, new hot water heater. Owner age 87, lives out of state and is motivated to sell this renovated house on a large corner lot for a lesser value than what Travis CAD tax rolls show. Suitable for a future mega home like others in the area.

Listed by:

Alex McCormick (512) 762-4397
Keller Williams Realty (512) 448-411
Source: Unlock MLS,MLS#: 6713992

Facts & features


Bedrooms & bathrooms
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Full bathrooms: 2
  • 1/2 bathrooms: 1
  • Main level bedrooms: 3
  • Flooring: Wood
  • Heating features: Natural Gas
  • Cooling features: Central Air
  • Appliances included: Built-In Oven(s), Dishwasher, Disposal, Cooktop Gas, Microwave, Oven, Self Cleaning Oven, Water Heater-Gas
Interior features
  • Window features: Skylight
  • Interior features: Breakfast Bar, Kitchen Island, Pantry, Primary Bedroom on Main
Other interior features
  • Total interior livable area: 2,250 sqft
  • Total number of fireplaces: 1
  • Fireplace features: Family Room, Gas Log


  • Total spaces: 2
  • Parking features: Attached, Garage
  • Garage spaces: 2
  • Covered spaces: 2
  • Accessibility features: None
  • Levels: One
  • Stories: 1
  • Private pool: Yes
  • Pool features: In Ground, Waterfall
  • Spa features: None
  • Exterior features: Private Yard
  • Patio & porch details: Awning(s), Deck
  • Fencing: Fenced, Privacy
  • View description: None
  • Waterfront features: None
  • Lot size: 0.27 Acres
  • Lot features: Cul-De-Sac, Sprinkler – Automatic, Trees-Moderate
Other property information
  • Additional structures included: None
  • Parcel number: 01721504050000


Type & style
  • Home type: SingleFamily
  • Property subType: Single Family Residence
Material information
  • Foundation: Slab
  • Roof: Composition, Shingle
  • New construction: No
  • Year built: 1999

Utilities & green energy

  • Sewer information: Public Sewer
  • Water information: Public
  • Utilities for property: Internet-Cable, Natural Gas Available, Underground Utilities

Community & neighborhood

  • Community features: None
  • Region: Austin
  • Subdivision: Balcones Greene Sec 01

HOA & financial

  • Has HOA: Yes
  • HOA fee: $30 monthly
  • Services included: Common Area Maintenance
  • Association name: Balcones Greene HOA

Nearby schools

GreatSchools rating
Schools provided by the listing agent
  • ElementarySpicewood
  • MiddleCanyon Vista
  • HighWestwood
  • DistrictRound Rock ISD

Source: Unlock MLS. This data may not be complete. We recommend contacting the local school district to confirm school assignments for this home.

Data from Zillow, Unlock MLS, GreatSchools and other data sources

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