BBBB for the Week of June 28, 2020: 🏘️ 6 New Listings + HAR news 📰

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Post Father's Day slump? Reaction to news around spiking Covid-19 cases?  Summer vacations underway? For whatever the reason real estate cooled down a bit this week in the Heights. In fact, of the 23 new Heights single-family home listings this week, 20 came online in the past 3 days. After a spike in new sales contracts last week (30), the number of new contracts this week (19) is in line with previous weeks' post lockdown activity. 

I am featuring 6 new listings this week. In addition, there were a number of price changes, especially in the over $1 million category. Be sure to keep scrolling down to see these price changes and don't forget there are other properties that are Still on My List.

OPEN HOUSE ADVISORY
So far HAR is keeping mum about open houses and the Harris County "Stay Home Advisory" issued on Friday. However, some brokerages have canceled all open houses while others "strongly recommend" a return to virtual open houses. I'm sure that HAR will continue to evaluate this situation but for now, open house dates and times can be found on HAR and other real estate websites such as Zillow and Realtor.com who get their data-feeds from HAR. 

HAR:  CHANGE IN TERMINOLOGY
This week HAR has made changes to its room descriptions replacing the term "master" with "primary". The consensus was that Primary describes the rooms equally as well as Master while avoiding any possible misperceptions. HUD has advised that the term "master Bedroom" is not discriminatory and does not violate Fair Housing laws.  Accordingly, you may continue to see references to "master" bedrooms and baths in listing and photo descriptions.

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

205 Munford: $414,999

  • Houston Heights
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1940
  • 2/1, 1095 sq ft on a 5300 sq ft lot
  • Lush back yard with guava, lemon, orange and grapefruit trees
  • Bonus climate-controlled room in the garage
  • Gated driveway entrance to 1 car detached garage
  • Limited street parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
2-1 bungalows are hot right now as they provide a lower-priced option for folks wanting to move to the Heights. In this case, you have a very liveable home that can be expanded or taken down in the future for new construction.
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613 W 16th: $525,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/1, 1028 sq ft on 6550 ft lot
  • Kitchen updates, vintage-style bath
  • Large back yard
  • Alley access to 2 car over-sized detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Another example of a 2/1 bungalow that can be lived in now but easily expanded or replaced with new construction in the future.
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215 E 26th: $799,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2447 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2008
  • Primary bedroom down, 2 other bedrooms up
  • 2 bricked patios plus small backyard
  • Alley access to 2 car over-sized garage
  • Automatic gate access to bricked parking space in front plus additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Just 2 blocks off of Yale offering easy access to 610 and I--45 yet still close enough to walk or bike to neighborhood parks and restaurants.
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715 E 13th: $857,000

  • Kutschbach (Houston Heights)
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1925
  • 3/3, 2229 sq ft on a 6250 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/expanded 2008
  • Primary suite up including large flex space
  • 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Small backyard with giant pecan tree
  • Driveway w/automatic gate entrance to 2 car detached garage plus Porte-cochere
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Central location within walking distance to restaurants on Studewood. Quiet street dead-ends at the high school.
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302 W 17th St: $995,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built 2011 by Sullivan Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2606 sq ft on a 6120 sq ft lot (corner)
  • Covered back porch overlooking bricked and landscaped yard
  • POOL/spa
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Great location just 2 blocks from all the fun stuff on 19th & 20th streets. The Hike and Bike trail is just 2 blocks to the west. Note the historical marker at the side of the house. This marker recognizes the location of Cooley Elementary built in the 1890s and in use as a school until the early 60s.
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912 Merrill: $1,525,000

  • Woodson Place (Woodland Heights)
  • Modern farmhouse built 2019 by Modern Bungalow
  • 5/4, 3712 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • 5th bedroom/study downstairs
  • Massive primary suite with huge closet
  • Open game room/living area up
  • Turfed backyard
  • Garage APT (Efficiency with kitchenette and full bath)
  • Driveway entrance with automatic gate 2 car attached/detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Porte-cochere provides additional covered parking as well as a convenient outdoor party space. (Note: This house sold at this time last year as new construction.)
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK


PRICE REDUCED

1009 Cordell: $625,000 was $649,900

  • Brooke Smith
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2012 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2014
  • Party-size covered back porch
  • Small yard with brick patio and greenspace
  • Driveway entrance (auto gate) to 1 car detached carport
  • Street parking if you move the rocks 🤦
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
  • Minimum lot size this block✔️
Nice renovation with raised ceilings. Need more play space? This home is located just a few blocks from Monte Beach Park.
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PRICE REDUCED

1115 E 23rd: $669,000 was $674,299

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman circa 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2473 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2016-2017
  • Predictable kitchen and nice master bath
  • Tray ceilings in several rooms add dimension
  • Small yard
  • Automatic gate to 1 car attached/detached garage
  • Curbed street also provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Stroll to neighborhood restaurants on Airline including Teotihuican and Golden Seafood (a family favorite). Transformation of the Airline farmers market will be a boon to this neighborhood.
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PRICE REDUCED

911 Nicholson: $999,999 was $1,009,950

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built in 2013 by Ansari Homes
  • 3/2/1, 3069 sq ft on a 4399 sq ft lot
  • Solar panels
  • Screened-in back porch❤️
  • Back deck with outdoor kitchen and pet patch
  • Garage APT (720 sq ft 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, balcony)
  • Back street access to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
On this section of Nicholson, the lots back up to Herkimer providing a rear entrance to the garage.  The double gallery front porches provide an excellent vantage point for people-watching as your front sidewalk is the Hike and Bike Trail.
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PRICE REDUCED

1537 Tulane: $1,189,000 was $1,230,000

  • 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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PRICE REDUCED

622 Byrne: $1,325,000 was $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.
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PRICE INCREASE

448 Columbia: $1,499,000  was $1,469,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Contemporary/Industrial built 2001 by S Paul Rife
  • 4/4, 3432 sq ft on a 13,200 sq ft lot
  • Industrial chic interior
  • POOL/spa and huge yard with artificial turf and putting green
  • Garage APT (770 sq ft, 1 bedroom w/full bath and kitchen) over 2 car garage with a/c workshop
  • Side street entrance to 3 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary 
This is a modern jewel set in the historic Houston Heights. The steel frame and architectural clay brick construction were inspired by a vintage mercantile building. The eclectic nature of the homes in the Heights is just one of the things that make the Heights cool.
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PRICE DECREASED

1305 Ashland: $1,499,000 was $1,599,500

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Craftsman-inspired 2 story built in 2013 by Renovo
  • 3/2/1, 3607 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Chef's kitchen
  • Accordion glass doors in the family room open to the outdoor living space
  • Oversized covered back porch with fireplace and grill
  • Private "Ice House"-style game room with plexiglass garage door opening to the side yard
  • Backyard greenspace
  • Unfinished garage APT (approx 500 sq ft, plumbed)
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
This home is an entertainer's dream complete with "Ice House"-style party room with a 1929 antique regulation shuffleboard table. 
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OPTION PENDING

726 E 7th 1/2 St

Price at time of contract:  $1,450,000

Original List Price:  $1,550,000

Days on Market:  113

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

1022 Omar

Sales price:  $544,200

Price at time of contract:  $549,000

Original List Price:  $549,000

Days on Market:  1

Seller's Contribution:  

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SOLD

727 Tulane

Sales price:  $830,000

Price at time of contract:  $824,999

Original List Price:  $824,999

Days on Market:  10

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SOLD

521 Euclid

Sales price:  $

Price at time of contract:  $

Original List Price:  $

Days on Market:  

Seller's Contribution:  

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