BBBB for the Week of March 1, 2020: 🏘️ 🏘️ 7 Up + Mudbug Madness🦞😋

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Grab a cup of coffee and settle down with today's BBBB; it was a busy week for real estate in the Heights and I have a lot to share! A whopping 35 percent of homes that I'm following went under contract so I am featuring 7 new listings to help replenish the inventory of properties Still on My List. This week the list tilts heavily toward the upper range of prices in the Heights. To see which homes may be off your list as well as the handful of price changes, keep scrolling down!   

CRAWFISH CRAZE
When you think of kicking back in the backyard with friends, you might immediately think of barbecue. While grilling out is always in style, we are coming into peak season for crawfish! Hosting a boil of your own is pretty easy: boil crawfish, serve up with potatoes and corn, and open up a cold beer. If that's not your style, the Heights is home to several restaurants serving the city's finest mudbugs:

Boil House  606 E 11th St.  Order from the comfort of your car at the drive-thru window and take home 
BB’s Café  2701 White Oak Dr. Boasts a proprietary Cajun-style boil that packs a punch
Flying Fish  1815 N Durham  A relative newcomer to the Heights scene. Sign up for their monthly BOGO!  Crawfish plus hushpuppies! Yum
 
If you love crawfish and big parties, you won't want to miss the Annual Crawfish Festival sponsored by the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce to be held next Saturday, March 7 at 411 W 20th Street! Open 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.

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

Becky Davis
Compass Realty
832-628-8221

Thinking of selling? We can front the cost for painting, landscaping, upgrades and more. No fees or interest, EVER! Click here for more information.
 
*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

1147 Ashland: $605,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Victorian-inspired built 2005 by Tricon
  • 3/2/1, 2160 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Owner's suite with balcony
  • Flagstone patio with a touch of green space between house and garage 
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Nicely updated with fresh paint, new countertops in the kitchen and a remodeled master bath. Stroll down the block to Heights newcomer Hando's for sushi.
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3501 Oak Ridge: $997,000

  • Norhill
  • Cottage circa 1920
  • 4/3, 2144 sq ft on 6832 sq ft lot
  • Extensive remodeling in 2012 by Bungalow Revival
  • Party-sized screened-in back porch ❤️
  • Heated POOL and outdoor kitchen
  • Plenty of green space: front and side yards
  • Garage APT (efficiency, 418 sq ft, kitchen full kitchen, and bath)
  • Automatic gate to 2 car attached/detached garage ☂️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Located within strolling distance to BCK (try the street corn on Taco Tuesdays 😋) and other restaurants along Studewood and 11th streets.
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824 Nicholson: $998,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modified craftsman built 2004 by Cat Tail Enterprises
  • 3/2/1, 2543 sq ft on a 5490 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Chef's kitchen with high-end appliances
  • Heated POOL and tiled patio with touches of green space
  • Garage APT (506 sq ft, 1 bedroom with full bath and kitchen, parking space)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Another "on the Hike and Bike Trail option" for folks who like people watching. (Keep in mind that pad parking on the street side of the sidewalk is public parking🚗🚗.) 
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833 Waverly: $1,399,999

  • Houston Heights
  • Southern-style built in 2014 by Whitestone Builders
  • 4/3/1, 3748 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Owner's suite down
  • 3 bedrooms plus an open game room with balcony upstairs
  • Covered back porch overlooking heated saltwater POOL
  • Small pet-friendly turf patch between pool and porch
  • Unfinished garage APT
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Just two blocks from the Hike and Bike Trail, it will also be an easy stroll to M-K-T, the massive, mixed-use complex being built on 12 acres at North Shepherd and 6th & 7th Streets.  Think Heights Mercantile only a lot bigger! Several tenants are scheduled for move-in later this year.
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739 Heights: $1,495,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Southern-style built in 2000
  • 5/3/1, 4313 sq ft on a 4961 sq ft lot
  • Updated/ renovated kitchen and baths
  • All bedrooms up plus game room
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage with car lift
  • Curb parking along Heights Blvd
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
The back porch roof is extended to cover the small yard between the house and garage. Great for outdoor parties in inclement weather, not so good for getting a tan!😎  In front, the double gallery veranda facing the Heights esplanade is perfect for people watching. And, did I mention that Heights Mercantile and Donovan Park are just steps away!
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1215 Columbia: $1,540,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Prairie-style built 2006 by CD Homes
  • 4/3/1, 4141 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Updates = primarily paint
  • All bedrooms up plus landing area play space/sitting area
  • Back porch overlooking a small yard with mature pecan tree
  • Garage APT (Efficiency, 528 sq ft, full kitchen and bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Great location just 1/2 block from Heights High School and a block from restaurants on 11th including Field and Tide and Berryhill.
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2317 Ashland: $1,749,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Prairie-style circa 1925
  • 4/3/1, 4527 sq ft on a 13,100 sq ft lot
  • Beautiful wrap-around porches
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • 3rd-floor game room/studio space
  • Gorgeous landscaped corner lot with tons of yard space
  • 3 Apartments- 2 in the carriage house, one above the garage
  • Side street driveway entrance to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Fun fact, this property was originally a dairy farm. Now it is the Heights version of an estate with a home and former carriage house on a huge lot.
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCED    

630 W 21st St: $609,000 was $615,000

  • Houston Height
  • Modified Greek Revival built 2012 by Ostlind Thomas
  • 3/2/1, 2124 sq ft on a 3275 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches
  • Wood blinds
  • Balcony off owner's suite
  • Covered back porch overlooking small greenspace between house and garage
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Easy walk/biking to Hike and Bike Trail, 19th & 20th Street restaurants, and the new HEB on Shepherd.
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PRICE REDUCED

814 Aurora: $679,000 was $699,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1984 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2013
  • Walk-in laundry room plus mudroom
  • Master suite with vaulted ceilings, spa bath, and walk-in closet
  • Screened porch off master ❤️
  • Small green space behind the home
  • Autogate to 1 car  detached carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
There are a lot of great things happening in and around Sunset Heights. The Houston Farmers Market redevelopment is underway and will offer an 18 acre culinary and entertainment development. Completion is projected in late 2020.
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PRICE REDUCED

301 W 21st St: $699,000 was $749,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3/1, 1904 sq ft on 6943 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2019
  • Large front yard plus small green space off the back 
  • Recently renovated garage APT (600 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage with plenty of driveway parking (access from Rutland St) 
If you like to be in the thick of things, this super cute bungalow has a walk score of 100! It's located catty-corner the side parking lot of the 20th St Kroger. Perfect overflow parking for parties! Plus, it's also only 2 blocks from the Hike & Bike Trail as well as restaurants and shopping on 19th & 20th Streets.
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OPTION PENDING

1035 Fugate

Price at time of contract:  $535,000

Original List Price:  $535,000

Days on Market: 4

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OPTION PENDING

1222 Columbia

Price at time of contract:  $615,000

Original List Price:  $615,000

Days on Market: 6

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OPTION PENDING

803 Peddie

Price at time of contract:  $635,000

Original List Price:  $635,000

Days on Market: 11

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OPTION PENDING

909 Gibbs

Price at time of contract:  $689,000

Original List Price:  $689,000

Days on Market: 132

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440 W 27th St

Price at time of contract:  $759,900

Original List Price:  $795,000

Days on Market: 179

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OPTION PENDING

235 W 22nd St

Price at time of contract:  $785,000

Original List Price:  $785,000

Days on Market:  11

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OPTION PENDING

324 W 24th St

Price at time of contract:  $789,000

Original List Price:  $789,000

Days on Market:  26

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OPTION PENDING

727 Tulane

Price at time of contract:  $824,999

Original List Price:  $824,999

Days on Market:  6

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OPTION PENDING

812 Ashland

Price at time of contract:  $965,000

Original List Price:  $965,000

Days on Market: 8

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OPTION PENDING

1014 Aurora

Price at time of contract:  $999,000

Original List Price:  $999,000

Days on Market:  74

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OPTION PENDING

2212 Arlington

Price at time of contract:  $1,029,000

Original List Price:  $1,029,000

Days on Market: 31

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OPTION PENDING

702 Tulane

Price at time of contract:  $1,100,000

Original List Price:  $1,100,000

Days on Market: 13

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OPTION PENDING

448 Columbia

Price at time of contract:  $1,469,000

Original List Price:  $1,750,000

Days on Market: 290

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

209 Archer

Sales price:  $471,000

Price at time of contract:  $485,000

Original List Price:  $485,000

Days on Market:  21

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403 Aurora

Sales price:  $525,000

Price at time of contract:  $525,000

Original List Price:  $525,000

Days on Market:  11

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SOLD

620 Bayland

Sales price:  $749,000

Price at time of contract:  $749,000

Original List Price:  $749,000

Days on Market:  9

Seller's Contribution:  $2,500

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SOLD

1339 Allston

Sales price:  $760,000

Price at time of contract:  $795,000

Original List Price:  $875,000

Days on Market:  80

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812 Ridge

Sales price:  $1,175,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,150,000

Days on Market:  7

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