Highlights for the 3rd quarter for Northwest Hills (Doss Elementary)

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In the last three months of home for sale that feed to Doss Elementary – there have been some pretty exciting events.  Below you’ll find year over year statistics (written in english) followed by some neighborhood highlights…


In the last 90 days there have been 31 sales with the average home being 2883 feet and selling for 222.81 a foot, $651,531

To put this in perspective in the same 90 days of last year there were 46  sales with the average home being 2653 feet and selling for 203.23 a for $529,950

Sales are slowing but we are up on average about 20 a foot.


  • Four homes sold for over a million. Oddly the one that sold for the most didn’t even back to a canyon.
  • The home that was bid up the most was on Sierra – went for 75k over ask.
  • The new construction project at 4111 Spicewood Springs has begum with new homes on the market from 659k to just under a million. For more on that project you can visit the builders website at http://www.pswrealestate.com/community/spicewood/ . Out of 13 homesites, it looks like 6 are SOLD and they haven’t even poured their first slab yet.
  • The dreaded PUD project is being hotly debated and of course no one in the impacted area wants it to go forward. (myself included). The impact on Doss and the rest of our infrastructure would be really bad and word on the street is that the Doss boundry might have to be redrawn to resolve issues of over crowding. They can only fit so many portable building at a time. Anyway, that’s another post.

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