BBBB for the Week of Apr 19, 2020: 🏘️ Quick 6 + Reserve your place! 🎟️

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Welcome back! I hope everyone is hanging in there continuing to enjoy our staycation! My heart and admiration go out to all of you who are homeschooling kids. Hang in there!

Today I am featuring 6 properties, all under $1million. Also this week, several properties that were withdrawn over the last few weeks are now back on the market, along with a couple of properties that fell out of contract.  To see these changes along with price reductions and final sales for properties that are Still on My List keep scrolling down!.  

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NEWS FROM HAR
HAR launched a beta version of its new Virtual Open House app this past week. I did not see any posted for the Heights for today but keep a lookout as you may see one pop up on a listing you are checking out. Expect virtual open houses to become more prevalent over the next few weeks as realtors become comfortable, or resigned, to becoming vid stars.

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

1330 Nicholson: $675,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian-style home built in 2008 by Decorum Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2194 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • 2019 Updates to kitchen and baths
  • Bricked patio (minimal greenspace)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Slightly over-sized corner lot. Located just around the corner from A Second Cup coffee shop. Need more play space? Proctor Plaza Park and Community center is 2 blocks away.
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936 W Cottage: $699,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1926
  • 3/3, 1649 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/remodeled by Old School Builders
  • Wrap-around front porch
  • Nice green backyard area
  • Automatic gate access to 2 car carport with storage room
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
Slightly over-sized corner lot. Located just around the corner from A Second Cup coffee shop. Need more play space? Proctor Plaza Park and Community center is 2 blocks away.
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912 Key: $839,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2065 sq ft on a 7900 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2008
  • New kitchen appliances-range
  • Covered outdoor kitchen
  • Backyard includes: decked POOL/spa with small greenspace
  • Large rooftop deck over garage/carport
  • Driveway access to 1 car detached garage and carport
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
I particularly like the rooftop deck above the garage and carport. Host your pool party on 2 levels! 
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2301 Gostick: $899,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Two-story Craftsman home built in 2013 by Nations Construction
  • 3/3, 2918 sq ft on a 4500 sq ft lot
  • Wrap-around front porch
  • 10' ceilings both floors
  • Study down could be 4th bedroom (adjacent to full bath)
  • Impressively large master closet
  • Bricked patio with pergola
  • Side yard provides greenspace
  • Gated access to 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This area of Sunset Heights has enjoyed a resurgence of new homes and bungalow updates. Halbert Park is just 3 blocks away. Arguably the best breakfast tacos can be found just down the street at Chilosos. 😋

826 Ashland: $949,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Two-story Craftsman-inspired home built 2012 by Bayou Banks
  • 3/2/1, 2445 sq ft on a 5474 sq ft lot
  • Chefs kitchen includes 2 dishwashers, 6 burner stove and potfiller
  • Plantation shutters throughout
  • Large owner's suite with tray ceilings
  • Fenced front yard serves as greenspace
  • Decked backyard with POOL/spa
  • Alley access to 3 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
A standout feature for this house is the amount of parking. There is a 3 car garage with alley access, a 2 car parking pad out front and easy street parking even though this is not a curb and guttered street. Note: per seller, garage can support a garage apartment.
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412 Arlington: $950,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built in 2015 by Concord Builders
  • 3/3/1, 3568 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • All bedrooms have en-suite baths ❤️
  • Game room on 3rd floor
  • Covered walkway between house and garage ☂️
  • Small green space with pet friendly artificial grass
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage 
  • Pad parking spaces in front
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Super convenient location. Easy access to I-10 plus walk/bike to restaurants on White Oak as well as the Hike and Bike Trail.
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK


PRICE REDUCED  

304 Archer: $499,000 was $515,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1614 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Small yard/greenspace
  • Auto gate to 2 car detached pavilion-style carport with lockable storage
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Minimum lot size this block ✔️
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
This area of Brooke Smith has developed nicely with the aid of minimum lot size restrictions. Brooke Smith has an active neighborhood organization, Montie Beach Civic Club, which works to promote and preserve the neighborhood through initiatives such as the Montie Beach Park Improvement Initiative and minimum lot size advocacy.
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BACK ON MARKET

3406 Beauchamp: $680,000 was $695,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Craftsman built 2013 by David Weekly
  • 4/3/1, 3575 sq ft on 2371 sq ft lot
  • First-floor living
  • Owner suite, office/flex space, and laundry on 2nd floor
  • Game room and 2 secondary bedrooms on 3rd floor
  • Covered patio and outdoor entertaining space
  • Alley access to attached 2 car garage❤️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Mandatory HOA
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Walking to school will never be easier. Travis Elementary is across the street! Did you know that Travis Elementary Spark Park is open to the public after school and on weekends? 
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BACK ON MARKET

1028 Waverly: $979,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Craftsman built 2012 by Bastian Brothers
  • 3/2/1, 2727 sq ft on a 4400 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches plus oversized wrap-around porch in the rear
  • Reclaimed French doors and Barn door add architectural interest
  • Garage APT (700 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full bath, no kitchen)
  • Backyard offers small greenspace
  • Alley access to 3 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Lovely landscaping with lots of color enhances the curb appeal. The 3rd garage bay is open on one side and has a second garage door opening into the back yard. This would be a great party space.
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PRICE REDUCED

307 E 26th St: $1,175,000 was $1,195,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Farmhouse style 2 story built 2019 by Paragon Homes
  • 4/4/1, 3891 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Study or 4th bedroom down
  • 3rd floor flex space (15x40)
  • Small back yard with huge pecan tree
  • Garage APT (Efficiency with full kitchen and bath)
  • Auto-gate with driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional driveway parking 
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Combination of new construction and bungalows this block. Easy access to 610. Just 4 blocks to Halbert Park which offers basketball, tennis and a playground.
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BACK ON MARKET

733 Allston: $1,275,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Farmhouse style built 2013 by Southland Homes
  • 4/3/1, 3094 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Owner suite down
  • Large yard with room for pool + play
  • Rooftop deck
  • Unfinished garage APT
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional parking pad in front for 2+ cars
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This home was sold just about this time last year. It appears to have fresh interior paint and a few other updates. Great location with easy access to the Hike and Bike Trail (end of the block) plus it's just a couple of blocks from Donovan Park and Heights Mercantile (and don't forget the M-K-T  development coming soon).
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BACK ON MARKET

1537 Tulane: $1,299,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Colonial Revival circa 1906
  • 3/2/1, 2566 sq ft on 8799 sq ft lot
  • 12 and 11-foot ceilings
  • Classic stained wood millwork throughout the home
  • Updated in 2010 while retaining period charm
  • Unique kitchen ladder on wheels to access upper cabinets ❤️
  • Covered outdoor "living room" with fireplace and tv ❤️
  • Plenty of yard space on the oversized lot
  • Automatic gate to driveway and pavilion-style carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
The original windows on this home are just gorgeous. You'll also appreciate the location just blocks from the Hike and Bike Trail and all the fun stuff on 19th & 20th Streets including Houston Heights Waterworks.
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BACK ON MARKET

1618 Arlington: $1,429,900 was $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. Note: new kitchen countertops.
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OPTION PENDING

801 Cortlandt

Price at time of contract:  $650,000

Original List Price:  $650,000

Days on Market: 16

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OPTION PENDING

253 E 23rd St

Price at time of contract:  $1,575,000

Original List Price:  $1,575,000

Days on Market:  27

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

814 Aurora

Sales price:  $649,000

Price at time of contract:  $649,000

Original List Price:  $699,000

Days on Market:  21

Seller's Contribution:  $3,100

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SOLD

1227 Rutland

Sales price:  $660,000

Price at time of contract:  $689,000

Original List Price:  $725,000

Days on Market:  54

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SOLD

609 E 24th St

Sales price:  $665,000

Price at time of contract:  $689,000

Original List Price:  $735,000

Days on Market:  163

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SOLD

700 Enid

Sales price:  $670,000

Price at time of contract:  $699,900

Original List Price:  $749,000

Days on Market:  128

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SOLD

403 Cordell

Sales price:  $775.000

Price at time of contract:  $749.000

Original List Price:  $749.000

Days on Market:  19

Seller's Contribution:  $3,400

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SOLD

411 W 24th St

Sales price:  $829,000

Price at time of contract:  $829,000

Original List Price:  $829,000

Days on Market:  18

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SOLD

1427 Ashland

Sales price:  $1,400,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,445,000

Original List Price:  $1,495,000

Days on Market:  142

Seller's Contribution:  $4,000

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