Buyer Kevin Sadler says he is getting ready to sell his two-bedroom home in South Austin.
Sadler’s property is one of four that the city has bought for less than $10,000, the city said.
The remaining properties are in a number of other cities.
The Sadlers were first alerted to the potential sale of their home on Friday.
“It is a very stressful time for us,” Sadler said.
“We are hoping that this opportunity will allow us to move on with our lives and move on from our ordeal.”
Sadler has lived in the home since 2011.
He said he was not informed about the sale.
While the sale has not yet been finalized, he said he is excited to move into a new home.
“I want to be able to do that,” he said.
Sale agent John Bussier said Sadler would receive about $6,000 for his home.
The city has purchased four other properties from the Sadlers in Austin for less, Bussiers said.
Bussiers added that Sadler had asked the city to do something about the house that had been in his family for decades.
Bussier declined to provide details about the properties, saying he wanted to remain anonymous.
Sadlers attorney, Robert G. Gagnon, said the Sadler family has had no communication with the city.
“We have no idea what is going on,” he told the newspaper.
“He has no idea that this is going to happen.”