BBBB for the Week of Apr 5, 2020: 🏘️ Fresh 5 + Deadlines Approaching! 😎

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

In the Heights, listings continue to come online and offers are being made and accepted. Check out the stats box for a quick overview of activity.  Of the 17 new listings, I've selected 5 to share with you this week. I also have a few status changes including price reductions, new contracts and final sales for homes that are Still on My List. Scroll down to the bottom to be sure to see all the changes!

If you are currently a homeowner, there are two deadlines approaching which may apply to you:

April 30: Deadline to file for a homestead exemption. You only have to file once, however, for all you eager beavers that bought a home in 2019 and filed for the exemption last year, HCAD ignored it so be sure to file in 2020. (And don't forget to file for the "over 65" exemption if you will reach that milestone anytime in 2020!) If you need to apply, there are a couple of ways to do it:
  • HCAD Apps for iPhone and Android
  • Fillable/printable form: Application for Residence Homestead Exemption (includes the accompanying affidavit)
    • Very important! The address on your Driver's License must match the property address.
May 15:  Deadline to protest your property tax valuation. If you would like a complimentary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to assist you with your protest, email me at [email protected]

We should see a release of a new app from HAR later this week that will provide a platform for virtual open houses. Stay tuned!

Take care and stay safe!

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Becky Davis
Compass Realty

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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). 




118 E 23rd St: $519,000

  • Milroy Place
  • Bungalow built circa 1942
  • 2/2, 1300 sq ft on a 7250 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and newly renovated master bath
  • Raised ceiling in the open-concept living area
  • Covered back porch and backyard with firepit (no fenced greenspace)
  • Ground floor garage APT(456 sq ft, studio with full kitchen & bath)
  • Driveway access to porte-cochere and 1 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Located just down the street from Halbert Park which offers basketball and a playground. Also around the block from Bernie's Burger Bus and Asia Cafe😋

419 Arlington: $620,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 1440 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2019
  • Large yard split between pea gravel and grass surfaces
  • Garage APT (556 sq ft, 1 bedroom with full kitchen & bath)
  • Over-sized 2 car garage w/ studio space below apartment
  • Offstreet parking in the widened driveway
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
This house was sold in 2018 as a fixer-upper and has since been completely redone including plumbing, electric and a new roof. Note there is a fence with a pedestrian gate providing people access (no car access) to the backyard & garage. (Verify house square footage, may include the garage apartment.)

523 Bayland: $1,099,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 4/3, 3307 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2012/2013
  • Fourth bedroom or study down (garage access)
  • Large owner's suite with double walk-in closets
  • Fenced greenspace in front
  • Automatic gate and driveway to 2 car attached/detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Need more play space? The Travis Elementary Spark Park is just a couple of blocks away.

622 Byrne: $1,400,000

  • Woodland Terrace
  • Modern farmhouse built 2018 by Empire
  • 4/4, 3963 sq ft on a 5500 sq ft lot
  • Nice trim package with crown moldings, built-ins, and shiplap foyer
  • Four bedrooms up including large owner's suite
  • Study or 5th bedroom down
  • Open game room/sitting area up
  • Covered side porch with wet bar overlooking fenced side yard
  • Driveway access to 2 car attached garage ❤️☂️
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned toTravis Elementary
Walk or ride your bike to the White Oak Bayou Greenway and Stude Park. Easy access to I-10.

900 Bayland: $1,590,000

  • Woodson Place (think Woodland Heights)
  • Modern farmhouse built 2020 by L & B Limited
  • 5/5, 3820 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Gorgeous white oak flooring
  • Study or 5th bedroom down with access to full bath
  • Eat-in chef's kitchen
  • Large open game room/sitting area upstairs
  • Owners suite with fireplace and large master closet
  • All bedrooms have ensuite baths
  • Side yard off family room accessed through large sliding glass doors
  • Automatic gate to 2 car attached garage❤️☂️
  • Curb street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This home has a very open feel with lots of windows providing natural light. Located on a corner lot with fenced greenspace in front as well as a small side yard. Lovely canopy of trees ubiquitous to Bayland Avenue.




1847 Cortlandt: $875,000 was $925,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Hipped bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3/1, 2484 sq ft on a 7920 sq ft lot
  • Updated 2020
  • 1 bedroom (not the master) and a study down
  • Garage APT (411 sq ft, 1 bedroom, kitchen, and full bath)
  • Backyard offers a large deck. Front and side yards provide green space
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Oversized corner lot just a short walk/bike ride to all the fun stuff on 19th and 20th street as well as the jogging path along the Heights Blvd esplanade.


531 Arlington: $1,299,000 was $1,399,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 5/4/1, 3939 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2017
  • One bedroom plus study down
  • 4 bedrooms up including master with huge 20' long master closet
  • Nice architectural touches including shiplap, exposed wood and brick accent walls
  • Yard large enough for pool and play
  • 2 car attached ☂️❤️ "drive-through" garage (access from alley or front driveway)
  • Off-street driveway parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
The front elevation of this charmer is deceptively simple and belies the massive expansion and renovation. Location provides easy access to I-10 and is walking distance to Colivare and other White Oak restaurants.


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.


301 W 21st St

Price at time of contract:  $660,000

Original List Price:  $789,000

Days on Market: 159



816 LeGreen

Price at time of contract:  $850,000

Original List Price:  $850,000

Days on Market:  2





1222 Columbia

Sales price:  $640,500

Price at time of contract:  $615,000

Original List Price:  $615,000

Days on Market:  6



712 Wendel

Sales price:  $669,000

Price at time of contract:  $675,000

Original List Price:  $675,000

Days on Market:  26

Seller's Contribution:  2,500



715 E 10th 1/2 St

Sales price:  $925,000

Price at time of contract:  $929,000

Original List Price:  $949,900

Days on Market:  181



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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