BBBB for the Week of Jan 12, 2020: 🏘️ 🏘️ 6 New Featured Listings + Oops! 😮

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

This week's BBBB is late due to technical issues with the email service. One of my fears was realized Sunday morning when I pressed "send" and nothing happened! Thanks for your understanding, we will be back on schedule next week. With the extra time I updated the blog with our new logo and branding! What do you think?

We had a nice pick up in new listings this past week with 20, a respectable if not huge number. I'm highlighting 6 new listings this week to provide a bit of variety.  This is a good time to remind you that the inclusion of a property on BBBB is not a validation of price but rather my intention to provide a variety of interesting properties. Pricing strategy is complicated; if you would like to see a Comparative Market Analysis on any property, call or email me.

I do have a handful of price changes (several substantial!), new contracts and final sales to report so keep scrolling down to view them all.

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

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*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). 

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURED PROPERTIES

209 Archer: $485,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1343 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Small yard/greenspace
  • Autogate to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional driveway parking
  • Minimum lot size this block ✔️
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Fun fact: a small swath of Brooke Smith is zoned to Travis Elementary. 
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509 E 26th: $595,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • 3/2/1, 2379 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • Recent construction built 2006 by Nautilus Ventures
  • Screened front porch
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Front yard provides greenspace and small bricked patio
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage ☂️❤️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Amenities for Sunset Heights include Halbert Park, Angela's Oven, Chiloso's, 14 Pews art house, and easy access to 610. Tons of new construction in this neighborhood with many the blocks having curbs and gutters.
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1128 W Temple: $719,900

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1930
  • 3/2, 1638 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • 2019 renovation
  • Nice architectural touches including shiplap, exposed wood and brick accent walls/flooring
  • Small "pet patch" next to garage, otherwise greenspace is the front yard
  • Autogate to 2 car detached carport with storage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
This home was purchased in early 2019 and has undergone a to-the-studs renovation that added approximately 650 sq ft including a master suite. A new "garage port" was also added so you can park your car or throw an outdoor party. 
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610 Rutland: $894,500

  • Houston Heights
  • Craftsman style built 2013 by Fisher Homes
  • 3/3/1, 3024 sq ft on a 4356 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches
  • Master suite with sitting area and private balcony
  • Garage APT (400 sq ft, efficiency with full kitchen and bath)
  • Covered porch overlooking small back yard with artificial turf and patio area
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Great location for someone looking for quick access to the Hike and Bike Trail (just steps away) and walking/biking proximity to restaurants on White Oak, Heights Merchantile and Donovan Park. Will also be convenient to the new M-K-T Heights multi-use development opening late 2020.
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511 W 23rd St: $900,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built 2008 by Sullivan Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2852 sq ft on a 4094 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery porches front plus back balcony off master
  • Small yard with cocktail pool potential
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
One of a series of Sullivan Homes built on this street. Located just a block from the new HEB and a few steps from the Hike and Bike Trail.
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812 Ridge: $1,150,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Modern Farmhouse style built 2014 by Modern Bungalow
  • 4/4, 3236 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Classic Modern Bungalow with plenty of trim work, wainscoting, and built-ins
  • Downstairs study could be 4th bedroom (proximal to a full bath)
  • Greenspace is currently the fenced front yard
  • Covered back porch overlooking a heated cocktail POOL
  • Autogate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Easy access to the White Oak Bayou Trail, Stude Park and I-10. 
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK


PRICE REDUCED

1139 Winston: $479,900 was $489,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow circa 1930
  • 3/1, 1176 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Double clipped gables
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • New interior and exterior paint
  • Plenty of green: front, back and side yards
  • Driveway access to 1 car detached carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Pretty bungalow on a corner lot with lots of curb appeal. Located across from Field Elementary. (Note: garage entrance is on Studewood.)
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PRICE REDUCED

406 Archer: $490,000 was $500,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Bungalow circa 1910
  • 2/2/1, 2325 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen updates
  • Refinished floors
  • Second floor is the master suite
  • No garage, driveway parking
  • Parking pad front
  • Minimum lot size requirements this and surrounding blocks✔️
When looking in Brooke Smith, minimum lot size restrictions are important considerations for retaining future value.
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PRICE REDUCED

700 Enid: $729,500 was $749,000

  • 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

440 W 27th: $759,900 was $764,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Farmhouse style built 2012 by Ostlind Thomas
  • 3/2/1, 2188 sq ft on a 6550 sq ft lot
  • High ceilings
  • POOL
  • Wrap-around covered porch overlooking pool
  • Plenty of greenspace with lovely landscaped sideyard
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Parking pad in front for additional parking
Pick up the Hike and Bike Trail just one block away or stroll one block the other direction for your morning coffee at Starbucks.
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PRICE REDUCED

312 W 18th St: $844,000 was $858,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modified Victorian built 2016 by Unika Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2757 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • Open concept formal living/dining area plus family room off kitchen
  • Master suite with 20' vaulted ceiling
  • Small fenced green spaces front and back
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
If you aren't bothered by the commercial influences on the street, this is a highly walk-able area with easy access to all of the restaurants and amenities on 19th and 20th Streets not to mention the Hike and Bike Trail which is just a block away.
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BACK ON MARKET

923 Harvard: $879,900 was $899,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2714 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Classic wrap-around porch and bay windows
  • Older kitchen and bath updates
  • Master bedroom on 2nd floor with 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Game room/library/study on 2
  • Sun room with skylights and floor to ceiling windows
  • Back patio and small yard
  • Garage APT (650 sq ft, efficiency, full kitchen & bath, balcony)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking plus off-street parking in front via a driveway
  • Zoned to Harvard  Elementary
Great location! Steps from Harvard Elementary plus easy walk to Heights Mercantile and Donovan Park. Added bonus: overflow parking for parties at the First Baptist Church just a few doors away.
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PRICE REDUCED

306 Aurora: $1,150,000  was $1,235,000

  • 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

912 Heights

Price at time of contract:  $675,000

Original List Price:  $749,000

Days on Market:  111

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PENDING

408 W 17th St

Price at time of contract:  $742,000

Original List Price:  $742,000

Days on Market:  56

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OPTION PENDING

301 W 21 St

Price at time of contract:  $749,000

Original List Price:  $789,000

Days on Market:  91

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PENDING

1033 Tulane

Price at time of contract:  $790,000

Original List Price:  $799,000

Days on Market:  67

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OPTION PENDING

706 E 13th St

Price at time of contract:  $2,000,000

Original List Price:  $1,924,900

Days on Market:  124

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

620 W 18th St

Sales price:  $530,000

Price at time of contract:  $575,000

Original List Price:  $575,000

Days on Market:  36

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