BBBB for the Week of Aug 16, 2020: 🏘️ Top 5 + Stormy Weather Ahead ⛈️☂️

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Real estate in the Heights continues to mosy along. We are on track with August sales to meet or exceed last year's August totals, however, we are still substantially behind in total sales year to date.  I'm featuring 5 for you today! I also have quite a few price reductions and new contracts to report from among those homes that are Still on My List. Check out these changes by scrolling down!

STORMY WEATHER AHEAD
This has been a very active storm season in the Atlantic with 11 named storms so far and yet the heavy part of the Atlantic hurricane season doesn't start for another week. Remember: Ike, Harvey, Rita and Alicia all hit Houston mid-August or later. Hurricane season extends through Nov 30. 

Is your flood insurance in force? Remember, it takes 30 days for new policies to go into effect. An exception to the 30-day rule is made for homebuyers who are financing their home. If you are paying cash the 30-day waiting period still applies.

HEADS UP
BBBB will be taking a break until September! Please feel free to text or email me with any questions you may have about what's new, and,

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

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Becky Davis
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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

1024 W Cottage: $525,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow circa 1930
  • 2/1, 1092 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen & bath updates plus interior paint
  • Original details including charming built-ins in bath
  • Garage APT (Efficiency, 500+ sq ft, full bath, and kitchen)
  • Covered porch off garage overlooking small manicured lawn
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
My cutie patootie pick of the week. Walk or ride your bike to Proctor Plaza Park 2 blocks away or 2nd Cup coffee which is just around the corner.
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626 Merrill: $659,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1484 sq ft on 4050 ft lot
  • Remodeled kitchen and baths, interior paint
  • Small yard/greenspace
  • Driveway entrance to oversized 1 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This home was recently expanded and remodeled. Travis Elementary is at the end of the (very long) block.
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703 Harvard: $749,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/1/1, 1050 sq ft on a 5494 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • The secondary bedroom is upstairs with some headspace considerations (built out attic space)
  • Saltwater POOL with private outdoor shower
  • Backyard is decked and landscaped 
  • Guest quarters (720 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, full bath, and kitchen)
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate) to deep bricked carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking 
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
You may have seen this gem on the Heights Home Tour in 2017. The location is amazing. Donovan Park, the Hike and Bike Trail, Heights Merchantile and Harvard Elementary are all less than a block away.
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520 Omar: $1,195,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1909
  • 3/3, 3016 sq ft on a 7500 sq ft lot
  • High ceilings (11' downstairs)
  • Expanded/renovated 2001 with recent bath & kitchen updates
  • Lovely landscaping
  • Garage APT (814 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full bath & kitchen)
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Need more space? This home has HAHC approved plans to expand the home to 4800 sq ft with private pool, spa & outdoor kitchen.
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736 E 12th: $1,695,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern farmhouse built 2020 by Tribe Build Co
  • 5/4/1, 4116 sq ft on a 6250 sq ft lot
  • Chef's kitchen with Thermador appliances
  • Office + One bedroom down
  • Gameroom on 2nd floor
  • Covered back porch with fireplace and outdoor kitchen
  • POOL with additional greenspace in backyard
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 car attached garage☂️ 
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Simply gorgeous. Built as a custom home this home has tons of upgrades and neat features including built-in child/pet gates, double wine refrigerators, mud-room with built-in pet feeding station, high-end fixtures and appliances, plus, an extra dishwasher.
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCED

1115 E 23rd: $649,000 was $655,000

  • 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.
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PRICE REDUCED

1725 Blount: $699,000 was $715,000

  • Pinelawn Subdivision (Houston Heights)
  • Brick Craftsman bungalow circa 1929
  • 3/2, 1791 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath renovations
  • Primary suite up, 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Bricked patio with small "pet patch"
  • Side street driveway entrance to 2 car detached garage (Corner lot, access from side street.
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Tons of curb appeal. Need more play space, the Field Elementary playground is just a block away.
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PRICE REDUCED

407 Columbia: $809,900 was $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.
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PRICE REDUCED

762 E 17th St: $895,000  was $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.
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PRICE REDUCED

115 Munford: $925,000 was $985,000

  • Milroy Place
  • Contemporary farmhouse built in 2020 by Atlantis
  • 4/3/1, 3583 sq ft on a 3900 sq ft lot
  • 2-story entryway
  • Wall of windows looking out onto small backyard space with covered patio
  • Huge owner's suite with spa bath
  • Driveway access to front-loading attached 2 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
One of two new construction homes by Atlantis built on a subdivided lot. Need additional outdoor play space? Halbert Park is just 3 blocks away.
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PRICE REDUCED

911 Nicholson: $994,500 was $999,999

  • 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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BACK ON THE MARKET

805 Heights: $1,195,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Two-story Craftsman circa 1912
  • 4/3, 3150 sq ft on a 7500 sq ft lot (corner)
  • Renovated 2014
  • Office or 4th bedroom down
  • Shiplap accents throughout
  • POOL/spa
  • Small back yard/greenspace
  • Front driveway gated access to porte cochere
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Great location just a block from Heights Merchantile, Donovan Park, and Harvard Elementary.
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OPTION PENDING

613 W 16th St

Price at time of contract:  $525,000

Original List Price:  $525,000

Days on Market: 43

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OPTION PENDING

509 Enid

Price at time of contract:  $585,000

Original List Price:  $599,000

Days on Market:  26

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OPTION PENDING

425 W 22nd St

Price at time of contract:  $649,000

Original List Price:  $649,000

Days on Market: 4

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OPTION PENDING

312 W 18th St

Price at time of contract:  $799,900

Original List Price:  $858,000

Days on Market:  195

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OPTION PENDING

331 W 16th St

Price at time of contract:  $850,000

Original List Price:  $850,000

Days on Market:  6

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OPTION PENDING

345 W 16th St

Price at time of contract:  $1,125,000

Original List Price:  $1,125,000

Days on Market:  4

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OPTION PENDING

1027 Arlington

Price at time of contract:  $1,565,000

Original List Price:  $1,675,000

Days on Market:  298

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

205 Munford

Sales price:  $399,820

Price at time of contract:  $414,999

Original List Price:  $414,999

Days on Market:  16

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

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