BBBB for the Week of Aug 3, 2020: 🏘️ Top 5 + Fun Stuff 🖍️📗

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Lots of new listings to choose from this week!  I'm featuring 5 for you today! I also have quite a few price reductions to report from among those homes that are Still on My List.  Keep scrolling down to check out those shiny new price tags!

For those of you in a buying mode, have you updated your pre-approval letter? With the continuing decreases in interest rates, your purchasing power is increasing.  For example, a couple I have been working with since last fall has been able to increase their budget from $500,000 to $600,000 based on a drop in their quoted interest rate from 4.25% to 2.75%. That's huge!

Now that schools are closed for the summer and a return to classrooms has been delayed into the fall, there are hundreds of children who don't know where their next meal will come from. Compass is partnering with Kids' Meals to deliver free, healthy meals to these children. Help us put a smile on the faces of these children by downloading our free, printable coloring book,  coloring a page, taking a picture of it, and emailing it to [email protected]. All coloring pages will be included in the lunch bags that Kids' Meals delivers. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COLORING BOOK!

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). 



818 Woodland: $699,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Cottage circa 1940 per HCAD but possibly 1912-ish
  • 2/2, 1392 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen & bath updates plus, interior & exterior paint 2016
  • Garage APT (Efficiency, 500+ sq ft, full bath, and kitchen)
  • Small yard
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
My cutie patootie pick of the week. This house is on a great block outside of a historic district and offers lovely curb appeal and great people watching from the front porch.

1201 Tabor: $785,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Craftsman renovated/expanded 2017 by Renovated Thinking
  • 4/3, 2506 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Study/4th bedroom down with access to a full bath
  • Screened back porch ❤️
  • Side yard provides greenspace
  • 2 car attached/detached garage access from side street
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
  • Minimum lot sizes this and surrounding blocks ✔️
This is a renovated 1920's bungalow but you'd be hard-pressed to find the original structure which was just a single-story. Need more playspace? This home is located around the corner from Monte Beach Park and Community Center.

762 E 17th St: $925,000

  • Pinelawn (Houston Heights)
  • 2-story Craftsman circa 1929
  • 3/4, 2666 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updates 2008-ish plus recent interior paint
  • Hardiplank siding added 2017
  • Study or 4th bedroom down with full bath access
  • Screened in back porch❤️
  • Cute back yard with small greenspace (artificial turf)
  • Garage APT (468 sq ft, efficiency, full bath, no kitchen)
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate)  to 2 car detached garage 
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Located directly across from award-winning Field Elementary.

3102 Norhill: $969,900

  • Norhill 
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3/1, 2106 sq ft on a 5350 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Primary bedroom down
  • Expansive back deck and patio for entertaining
  • Sideyard provides fenced greenspace
  • Guesthouse 
  • Gated driveway access to detached carport
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Corner lot on the Norhill Esplanade. Gorgeous mature trees. Love the little sidewalk library.

823 Rutland: $1,350,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Prairie style built 2011 
  • 4/3/1, 3456 sq ft on a 5500 sq ft lot
  • Gameroom on 2nd floor
  • Covered back porch with fireplace
  • Huge, nicely landscaped yard
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage☂️ ❤️
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
The Prairie style home was popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright, it's most defining characteristic is the emphasis on horizontal lines. (Great proximity to Heights Merchantile and the new MKT development)




509 Enid: $585,000 was $599,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Recent construction bungalow built 2014 by Project Bungalows
  • 3/2, 1866 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • 12' ceilings
  • Raised back deck and small greenspace
  • Driveway w/automatic gate entrance to carport and 1 car garage
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
  • Minimum lot size restrictions this block ✔️
A good option for folks wanting an old bungalow but not the care and maintenance often required of an older home. This home was built in 2014 with a nod to the Craftsman style. 


1115 E 23rd: $655,000 was $658,000

  • 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.


731 Key: $650,000 was $670,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow with double clipped gables circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1620 sq ft on a 6240 sq ft lot
  • Recent master bath renovation
  • Kitchen updates with old Chicago brick backsplash and accents
  • 2 outdoor patio areas plus small fenced backyard
  • Side street driveway entrance to 2 car attached garage☂️❤️
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
Great curb appeal. Atypical larger lot in Norhill (most are only 5000 sq ft.) boasts mature landscaping including a huge oak tree in front and several smaller oak trees along the street.


3406 Beauchamp: $649,900 was $680,000

  • 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? 


1528 Allston: $679,000 was $699,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Folk Victorian Cottage circa 1903
  • 3/2, 2082 sq ft on 6600 ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Primary suite up, 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Large backyard and deck
  • Driveway parking only (permeable grid)
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Currently, no garage but you can potentially add a garage with alley access.


1501 Rutland: $770,000 was $794,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Victorian-style built 2011 by Distinctive Living
  • 3/2/1, 2397 sq ft on 3300 ft lot
  • Updated Kitchen
  • Small fenced side yard 
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate)  to 2 car detached garage (Corner lot, enter access from side street)
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Great central location just blocks from the Hike and Bike Trail, and shops and dining on 19th & 20th Streets.


407 Columbia: $819,900

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built 2014 by Concord Builders
  • 3/3/1, 3568 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches
  • All bedrooms up with ensuite baths
  • 3rd-floor game room
  • Plantation shutters/wood blinds throughout
  • Bricked patio (greenspace is the front yard)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Super convenient location. Easy access to I-10 plus walk to restaurants on White Oak.


3505 Oak Ridge: $849,000 was $899,000

  • Norhill (south of 11th, not the Historic District)
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1930
  • 3/2/1, 1792 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Interesting raised beadboard ceilings in primary bedroom and family rooms
  • Greenspace is available in front
  • Screened in back porch w/ fireplace ❤️❤️
  • SPA/Hot tub
  • Garage APT (529 sq ft, 1 bedroom, 1/2 bath only, no kitchen)
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate)  to 2 car detached garage 
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Charming bungalow located across from Hogg Middle School. Walking distance to restaurants on Studewood and 11th Streets including Mastrantos and BCK.


515 E 28th St: $950,000 was $975,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Farmhouse new construction by JPS Craftsman
  • 3/2/1, 3078 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Open concept 1st floor
  • Primary bedroom suite downstairs
  • Large 2nd-floor game room/living area
  • Concrete patio and small backyard
  • Driveway access w/automatic gate to 2 car attached/detached Porte Cochere
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Yes, this is close to 610, however, there is an additional block between 28th and the freeway.




1107 Peddie

Sales price:  $573,250

Price at time of contract:  $585,000

Original List Price:  $585,000

Days on Market:  8



633 E 13th 1/2 St

Sales price:  $629,020

Price at time of contract:  $649,000

Original List Price:  $649,000

Days on Market:  14



502 W Cottage #B

Sales price:  $695,000

Price at time of contract:  $695,000

Original List Price:  $765,000

Days on Market:  39



302 W 17th St

Sales price:  $1,005,000

Price at time of contract:  $995,000

Original List Price:  $995,000

Days on Market:  2



523 Bayland

Sales price:  $1,050,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,099,000

Original List Price:  $1,099,000

Days on Market:  32

Seller's Contribution:  $7,620



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