BBBB for the Week of Jan 19, 2020: 🏘️ Fresh 5 + By the Numbers 🔢 💰

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Last year the spring selling season started early with tons of new inventory coming onto the market in January. It's a bit early to tell but unless activity picks up dramatically, things will be a bit more measured this year. 

In addition to five featured listings, I have a few price changes (several significant) as well as just a couple of new contracts and final sales to report for homes that are Still on My List Scroll down past features for all the details.

Single Family Home Sales  942   (-3.7%)
Average Sales Price  $656,510   (+3.8%)
Median Sales Price    $579,594  (+2.9%)
Months Inventory on hand  2.99

The fourth quarter of 2019 wiped out all early gains in terms of the number of homes sold. Total sales decreased by 3.7%. Average sales prices, however, increased on average 3.8% year over year, with an increase in the median sales price of 2.9%.  The number of home sales continued to be constrained by available inventory. Houston as a whole experienced a 4.8% increase in single-family home sales with an average sales price increase of 2.3% and a median sales price increase of 3.2%.  

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

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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). 



903 Gibbs: $485,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 1743 sq ft on a 5456 sq ft lot
  • Renovated in 2006
  • Lovely yard
  • Wrap around porch with extension to garage ❤️☂️
  • Additional off-street parking
  • Driveway access to 1 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This is one of my favorite bungalows and I was delighted to see it back on the market. Fun fact: the garage used to be a taco stand and Carlos Santana and Los Lonely Boys used to jam there.


539 W 23rd St: $635,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built 2012 by Sullivan Builders
  • 3/3, 2014 sq ft on 3275 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery porches with balcony off master bedroom
  • Nice finishes
  • Study or 3rd bedroom down (adjacent full bath)
  • Screened back porch ❤️
  • Small greenspace between house and garage
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
High walk-ability (walk score of 87) with proximity to the new HEB and the Hike and Bike Trail, as well as restaurants and shops along 19th and 20th Streets. (Note this is a smaller, newer version of a home on this block that I featured last week.)

620 Bayland: $749,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1930
  • 2/2, 1265 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen/baths, refreshed paint
  • Nice architectural touches including shiplap and brick accent walls
  • POOL with a bit of artificial turf greenspace
  • Autogate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Bayland Avenue, with it's canopy of trees stretching for blocks, is probably one of the most photographed streets in the Heights. The addition of speed bumps a few years ago has slowed traffic on this street significantly.

1225 Rutland: $1,180,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Modified Craftsman style built 2006 by ECI Builders
  • 4/3, 3106 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • 2 story grand foyer with 10' ceilings down
  • Study or 4th bedroom down with access to a full bath
  • Master suite with sitting room and huge closet
  • Covered porch overlooking small back yard pool potential
  • Alley access to 3 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Located on a lovely tree-lined block, just a few blocks from Milroy and Love Parks as well as the Hike and Bike Trail.

1618 Arlington: $1,395,900

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Modified Greek Revival built 2006 by Allegro Builders
  • 5/3/1, 4058 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery porches
  • Chef's kitchen with Viking appliances
  • Master suite down, 4 secondary bedrooms up
  • Back courtyard with pavers, greenspace is in front
  • Garage APT (Efficiency, 506 sq ft, full bath, no kitchen)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking plus additional front parking space
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This is arguably one of the nicest blocks in the Heights. Walk or ride your bike to the Heights esplanade and jogging trail as well as 19th St shopping and dining. 




421 W 13th St: $699,000 was $785,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • English Cottage circa 1910
  • 3/2/1, 2232 sq ft on a 4400 sq ft lot
  • Renovated approx 2010 by Heights architect Miller Dahlstrand
  • One bedroom down, master up
  • Outdoor kitchen with 1/2 bath and flagstone patio (limited greenspace currently)
  • Side street entrance and autogate to 1 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
One of several English Tudor style homes built in the early 20th century in the Heights. Note that it is listed as a 3 bedroom but the upstairs secondary bedroom is long and narrow (19x6) and shares the master bath.


1035 Waverly #A: $814,500 was $824,500

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival style built in 2013 by Princeton City Homes
  • 4/3/1, 2662 sq ft on 3300 sq ft lot
  • Fourth bedroom/flex space on 3rd floor with Murphy bed and full bath
  • Unfinished garage APT plumbed for kitchen and bath
  • Small green space between house and garage
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking adjacent to house
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Note the use of clerestory windows (series of small windows above eye level) in many rooms of the house. Clerestory windows provide ambient light as well as affording more open wall space at eye level for displaying art.


630 W 22nd: $900,000 was $945,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Farmhouse New Construction
  • Scheduled completion 9/30 by IBuild Concepts
  • 4/4, 3049 sq ft on a 4910 sq ft lot
  • 10' ceilings both floors
  • 4th bedroom/study with full bath down
  • Open game room up
  • Potential pool-sized back yard plus covered side porch with separate courtyard area
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
Very walkable location with easy access to the new HEB and restaurants on Shepherd. Stroll across the street to neighborhood favorites Kraftsman Bakery and Shana Ross Fitness.


2501 Julian: $1,050,000 was $1,075,000

  • Woodland Terrace
  • Contemporary brick built 2019 by Modern Heights Homes
  • 3/3/1, 3252 sq ft on a 4653 sq ft lot
  • Wide plank white oak flooring
  • Floor to ceiling windows in living area provide great light and views 
  • Small study up could be 4th bedroom
  • Paver deck with green space and ravine views
  • Driveway with front loading 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides for additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis  Elementary
Quiet street that ends in a cul de sac. Walk to Stude Park and White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail.


1007 Gardner

Price at time of contract:  $679,000

Original List Price:  $734,999

Days on Market: 78



812 Ridge

Price at time of contract:  $1,150,000

Original List Price:  $1,150,000

Days on Market:  7





1103 Tabor

Sales price:  $810,000

Price at time of contract:  $854,900

Original List Price:  $895,000

Days on Market:  222



702 Harvard

Sales price:  $1,050,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,050,000

Original List Price:  $1,050,000

Days on Market:  4



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