BBBB for the Week of Nov 10, 2019: 🏘️ Six New + Save the Dates 🗓️🎄🎅

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

It should be a beautiful day for house hunting with low humidity and temperatures in the low 70's, choose from 76 open houses here in the neighborhood. Listing activity and new sales contracts tied this week at a 13 homes apiece. I'm highlighting 6 new listings at a variety of price points. 

You'll also want to check out the price reductions, new contracts and final sales for homes that are Still on My ListKeep scrolling down to see the changes.
 
HAPPENING TOMORROW:
Head's up, tomorrow is the Annual Business Showcase at the monthly Heights Association meeting. Mastrantos will be serving light bites of their globally inspired cuisine and Eureka Heights Brewing Company will be offering a beer tasting. Other businesses will be on hand as well to tell you about their products and services. Door prizes too!!! Starts at 6:30 pm at the Heights Fire Station at 12th & Yale.

SAVE THE DATES:
The holidays are fast upon us and you'll want to be sure to mark your calendars for these Heights holiday traditions:

Dec 5    Heights Association Holiday Patron Party  6:30-9 pm 748 Arlington
Dec 9    Heights Association Holiday Tour  7-9 pm Five featured homes
Dec 13  Woodland Heights Friday Night Lights 5-9 pm Norhill Esplande
Dec 14  Woodland Park Family Fun Day 10-2 pm Woodland Park
Dec 14  Lights in the Heights 6-9 pm Route to be announced

Let’s go look at houses or talk about selling yours!!!

Becky Davis
Compass Realty
832-628-8221

Ask me about our Concierge Services and Bridge Loan Program for sellers and buyers! 

Note: For purposes of BBBB, the "Heights" is defined as the area between I-10 and Loop 610 N and between Shepherd and I-45). 


THIS WEEK'S FEATURED PROPERTIES

1124 E 16th: $534,900

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Traditional double gable bungalow circa 1928
  • 2/2, 1488 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Light and bright with updated kitchen and baths
  • Master suite with walk in closet
  • Back deck with small yard
  • Auto gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This pretty as a picture bungalow offers 2 living areas.
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1033 Tulane: $799,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian built 2014 by Lucia's Oaks
  • 3/2/1, 2418 sq ft on 3300 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches with upper balcony off master
  • Built in kitchen banquette
  • Large covered back porch with brick paver patio (minimal green space)
  • Garage APT (420 sq ft, efficiency, kitchenette and full bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking on street
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Great central location just a few blocks from the Hike & Bike Trail in one direction with various restaurant offerings (including Lola, Dish Society and Eight Row Flint) at Yale and 11th street in the other direction.
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1339 Allston: $875,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1926
  • 3/2, 2030 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Master suite with sitting area and double glass doors leading to the pool
  • Back deck plus covered loggia with summer kitchen
  • POOL/spa
  • Autogate to graveled driveway parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Walking/biking distance to Love Park, Hike and Bike Trail, Milroy Park and great restaurants at 11th and Yale.
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936 Arlington: $925,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 4/3/1, 2416 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Renovation/Expansion 2019 by Old School Builders
  • Master suite with shiplap accents and spa like master bath
  • Small back yard
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking on street
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Centrally located within walking/bike riding distance of Harvard Elementary, Donovan Park and Heights Mercantile.
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816 Arlington: $1,060,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3/1, 2397 sq ft on a 9900 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/expanded 2008 by Bungalow Revival
  • Wrap-around front porch
  • Fabulous landscaping front and back with side courtyard
  • All bedrooms with en suite baths
  • Second floor game room (built out attic space)
  • Screened-in porch❤️
  • POOL 
  • Autogate to 2 car detached garage with workshop area
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard  Elementary
This is a City of Houston Historic Landmark and enjoys a property tax reduction of $1822 through 2026 (Historic Site Tax Exemption). This house has been featured in This Old House and American Bungalow Magazine and has also been on the Heights home tour.
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529 W 18th St: $1,400,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Prairie style home built 1994
  • 3/3, 3644 sq ft on a 9825 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and baths updated in 2011
  • Chefs kitchen with tons of storage
  • Huge wrap-around back porch
  • POOL
  • Flagstone back deck plus pet patch
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Walkable location with easy access to the Hike and Bike Trail and all of the restaurants and amenities on 19th, 20th and Shepherd. 
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCED

611 E 24th St: $600,000 was $625,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Queen Anne bungalow built 1986
  • 2/2, 1349 sq ft on a 6120 sq ft lot
  • Home updated 2012
  • Wrap-around front porch, covered patio in rear
  • Garage APT updated 2015 (560 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, private balcony)
  • Fully fenced yard with pergola 
  • Side-entrance, auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This is an increasingly popular area of the Heights with a lot of new construction and updates of existing home inventory.
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PRICE REDUCED

604 E 24th #B: $750,000 was $759,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Four Square built in 2008
  • 3/2/1, 2412 sq ft on a 4500 sq ft lot
  • Updates appear to be primarily paint
  • Small back yard plus fenced front yard
  • Double gallery back balcony and porch
  • Flagstone patio plus greenspace
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
24th St in Sunset Heights has undergone significant transformation over the past couple of years with new construction and updated bungalows.
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PRICE REDUCED

700 Enid: $750,000 was $798,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Modified farmhouse built 1995
  • 3/2, 1778 sq ft on a 5760 sq ft lot
  • 2019 renovation by Renovated Thinking
  • Master and 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Additional bedroom, study and game room on 2
  • Back deck and small yard
  • Side driveway entrance to 2 car attached garage ☂️❤️
  • Minimum lot size this block✔️
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
When looking in Brooke Smith, minimum lot size restrictions are important considerations for retaining future value.
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PRICE REDUCED

432 Arlington: $1,099,900 was $1,149,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • 2 story Craftsman built 2011 by JNT Homes
  • 4/4, 3073 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Large kitchen with plentiful counter space
  • Interesting old Chicago brick fireplace and accent wall in family room
  • Mudroom with full bath
  • Large covered back porch overlooking pool area. 
  • POOL with water feature
  • Garage APT unfinished
  • Alley access to 2 car attached/detached garage☂️❤️
  • One additional pad parking space in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Breezeway off master retreat connects to unfinished garage apartment and provides covered walkway from the garage to the house. The front yard currently provides the available greenspace but additional grass could be added to the back. 
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PRICE REDUCED

306 Aurora: $1,235,000  was $1,250,000

  • West Sunset Heights
  • 4/3/1, 4068 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • New construction by J Michael Homes and Brick moon Designs
  • High-end finishes
  • Chef's kitchen with gorgeous Thermador range
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Killer master suite (simply HUGE)
  • Small yard
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage ❤️☂️
What I like about this house is that it is not the typical Heights modern farmhouse. The layout and finishes are unexpected. Great home for people who like to entertain.
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OPTION PENDING

607 E 28th St

Price at time of contract:  $394,900

Original List Price:  $394,900

Days on Market:  39

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OPTION PENDING

1014 Key

Price at time of contract:  $499,000

Original List Price:  $499,000

Days on Market:  6

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OPTION PENDING

408 W 17th St

Price at time of contract:  $742,000

Original List Price:  $742,000

Days on Market:  5

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OPTION PENDING

1102 Fugate

Price at time of contract:  $799,900

Original List Price:  $830,000

Days on Market:  74

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OPTION PENDING

705 Woodland

Price at time of contract:  $1,090,000

Original List Price:  $1,090,000

Days on Market:  4

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GOING, GOING, GONE

SOLD

2231 Singleton

Sales price:  $458,000

Price at time of contract:  $465,000

Original List Price:  $465,000

Days on Market:  5

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SOLD

3715 Reagan

Sales price:  $575,000

Price at time of contract:  $599,000

Original List Price:  $599,000

Days on Market:  20

Seller Repairs:  $6,500

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SOLD

537 W 17th St

Sales price:  $590,000

Price at time of contract:  $589,000

Original List Price:  $589,000

Days on Market:  4

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SOLD

1015 W 9th St

Sales price:  $750,000

Price at time of contract:  $769,000

Original List Price:  $799,000

Days on Market:  102

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SOLD

909 Merrill

Sales price:  $1,300,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,325,000

Original List Price:  $1,375,000

Days on Market:  97

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

This is just the latest and greatest; however, there are still lots more on my list that you can check out here:

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