Which Austin would you rather live in? The small Spam city in Minnesota, or the capital of Texas? I expected to get a lot more bang for my buck for a house in Austin, MN, but surprisingly, the houses are fairly comparable. Check it out.

Austin, Minnesota

Sitting on a half-acre lot in Austin a 3,271 square foot 4 bedroom house with 3 baths is listed on Zillow for $250,000. The house was built in 1948, so it has lots of character with some recent updates. You get a lot more privacy in Austin, MN - the houses in Texas (at least in this neighborhood) are super close to their neighbors. Here is the Minnesota house:

Austin, Texas

A much smaller lot, but still a nice yard and it's fenced in. It's a newer, but smaller house built in 2011 with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. This charming little house with great curb appeal is also listed on Zillow for $250,000.