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Texas State University

Texas State Real Estate

Welcome to the College Real Estate Page for Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Many parents ponder whether they should buy or rent while their students attend college. For some the answer is to buy and for others the answer is to rent. College Real Estate hopes to help you find which is the right answer for you. Another great tool in helping you decide is our College Real Estate guide book that walks you through the entire process of buying student property. We hope you find this site useful and welcome any and all feed back. If you would like to be connected with a College Real Estate's exclusive Realtor in San Marcos, Texas please visit our buying page. If you have decided that buying student housing is not the right answer for you and would like to be connected with a leasing specialist please visit our leasing page.

Texas State University

Located on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, Texas State is one of the most uniquely situated schools you’ll likely find. It’s nestled among great Texas oaks, cypresses, and pecan trees and right along the banks of the San Marcos River. Students are often seen sunbathing/studying on the riverbanks at midday. Also, being that it’s a short drive from campus to Austin or San Antonio, students have many options when it comes to how they’ll choose to unwind on the weekends.

As the university's student population has grown -- from 303 in 1903 to 28,132 in 2007 -- the campus, too, has expanded, and today consists of a 457-acre main campus.

TSU Bobcat’s annual tuition:

In-state tuition (full year): $6,506

Out-of-state tuition (full year): $14,846

Typical room and board (full year): $6,800

San Marcos real estate market.

The market here tends to share much of the success with Austin. Property owners in Austin and San Marcos are seeing annual appreciation rates of nearly 17% and 5 yr is near 40%. Any way you slice it, San Marcos is a good place to buy a home if you have the capital to invest. The median home price in the area is $158K, and new properties are going up throughout the city and its suburbs. Hill country is prime.

Apartment leasing in San Marcos?

The early bird gets the worm. Start looking a couple of months in advance if you don’t want to get left out in the cold. Each year, the student population is expanding, and while there are ample housing opportunities for finding AN apartment, it’s likely your first choice will be booked up if you don’t start your hunt early. Expect for a one bedroom to start at $450+ and for a two, $600+.

College Real Estate’s word on the streets:

Traffic is not much of an issue around the campus, but if you’re choosing to live in Austin and commute, be informed that traffic on I-35 and MoPac at rush hour can rob you of the majority of your life and make you say bad words.

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