BBBB for the Week of Sept 27, 2020: 🏘️ Top 5 + Fun Stuff 🚴🖼️

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

It was surprisingly busy this week for real estate in the Heights. Remarkably 6 of the 37 new listings went under contract almost immediately in spite of the rain from Tropical Storm Beta. I am featuring 5 new listings this week, all under $1 million. To catch up on price changes, new contracts, and final sales for homes that are Still on My List keep scrolling down!

If you missed the Houston Heights Association (HHA) Annual Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt held over Memorial Day weekend, you have another chance! HHA is hosting an Encore Event next weekend.  Adapting to our new normal, the event will be held as a 3-day event, Oct 2-4. This will give you more time to solve the clues and make it easier to maintain social distancing on the hunt! Both 5-mile and 15-mile routes will be offered. The scavenger hunt will end at 5 pm on Sunday. This is a really fun event for adults and kids! Click HERE for more details.

And don't forget the First Saturday Arts Market! It will be held on October 3 from 11 am-6 pm in the parking lot at 540 W 19th St. This month the Churrasco Food Truck will be on hand along with Houston Cider Company and Houston Winery. Here is the Artist Roster! Masks are required attire and I'll bet there will be some cool masks available for purchase from the local artists.

Have a great week and 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). 



2019 Gostick: $475,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Bungalow circa 1940
  • 3/1, 1256 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Back deck and small sideyard 
  • Automatic gate access to off-street parking for 2 or more cars
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Nice corner lot with mature trees. Add a front fence to secure more yard space. Stroll down to Chilosos for a breakfast taco.😋

1131 Walling: $605,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1928
  • 2/2, 1321 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Recent renovation/expansion
  • Original brick chimney in kitchen adds architectural interest
  • Covered outdoor living space and small yard
  • Driveway parking
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
There used to be a garage and could be again! For historic properties garages typically are not considered “contributing” structures and can be replaced. (Exception: some garage apartments are contributing and can't be torn down. These are listed in the inventory of contributing properties maintained by the city.)

932 Ridge: $725,000

  • Ridgemont (Woodland Heights area)
  • Brick bungalow circa 1925
  • 3/2, 1736 sq ft on a 6562 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and remodeled primary bath
  • Primary suite with large walk-in closet
  • Flex room
  • Extended back deck and small greenspace
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This property backs up to a ravine and the lower part of the lot is in the 100 yr flood plain but not the house itself. Be sure to review the survey and elevation certificate. The ravine portion of the lot is accessed by a concrete stairway.

1234 Oxford: $900,000

  • Houston Heights
  • 3/2, 2525 sq ft on a 9300 sq ft lot
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1920
  • Classic wrap-around porch
  • Renovated kitchen and baths
  • All bedrooms up
  • Lovely back porch overlooking large yard
  • Foundation laid for garage apartment
  • Alley access to off-street parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
 Located just 1/2 block from Heights High School. Enjoy public access to track and tennis courts. This property just missed being in a historic district (west side of Oxford is in historic district, east is not 🤔). 

839 Ashland: $959,900

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Craftsman built in 2013 by Modern Bungalow
  • 3/2/1, 2941 sq ft on a 4400 sq ft lot
  • Classic MB build-out with tons of moldings, trim, and built-ins
  • Plantation shutters
  • Covered back porch overlooking POOL
  • Small greenspace with artificial turf
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Parking pad in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Located just 2 blocks from the Hike and Bike Trail and an easy stroll to the new MKT development with shops and dining options.




407 Columbia: $799,900 was $809,900

  • 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.


1033 E 7th St: $849,000 was $875,000

  • Norhill (Woodland Heights area)
  • Bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 1634 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Flex space for office/nursery/etc.
  • Charming backyard with covered deck, patio, and greenspace
  • Garage APT (461 sq ft, efficiency, kitchenette, bath) 
  • Gated driveway to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Centrally located within walking distance of Stude Park and the Hike and Bike Trail as well as restaurants on White Oak and Studewood.


614 E 8th: $1,079,900 was $1,095,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Queen Anne-style built 1989 by Sterling Victorian
  • 4/3, 3178 sq ft on a 6565 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2015 (master bath renovation is stunning!)
  • Study or 4th bedroom down with access to full bath
  • Large covered back deck overlooking small yard
  • Chicken coop! 🐔
  • Driveway w/automatic gate entrance to 2 car detached garage
  • Graveled pad in front for additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Charming replica bungalow with excellent curb appeal. Interior Craftsman trim has been painted white to provide a more contemporary look and feel.


1109 Oxford: $1,595,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Contemporary/Modern built 2008 by Solution Builders
  • 4/3/1, 3943 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Chef's kitchen with Viking appliances
  • Master bath with floor to ceiling built-ins plus large walk-in closet
  • Huge tiled back balcony overlooking the pool and yard
  • Large back yard with POOL
  • Covered patio and summer kitchen with bead board ceiling
  • Front-entry 3 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
For folks who like to cook and entertain, this is an incredible home. But, if you like to eat out, just walk around the corner and you'll find a restaurant hot spot including Field & Tide, Helen's of the Heights, and Liberty Kitchen just to name a few.


1121 E 14th St

Price at time of contract:  $499,900

Original List Price:  $499,900

Days on Market: 3



423 Bayland

Price at time of contract:  $1,200,000

Original List Price:  $1,200,000

Days on Market:  2





425 W 22nd St

Sales price:  $649,000

Price at time of contract:  $649,000

Original List Price:  $649,000

Days on Market:  4



911 Nicholson

Sales price:  $960,000

Price at time of contract:  $994,500

Original List Price:  $1,080,000

Days on Market:  105

Seller's Contribution:  $1,320



805 Heights

Sales price:  $1,175,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,195,000

Original List Price:  $1,195,000

Days on Market:  18

Seller Repairs:  $7,000



1409 Ashland

Sales price:  $1,315,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,325,000

Original List Price:  $1,395,000

Days on Market:  119



1027 Arlington

Sales price:  $1,375,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,675,000

Days on Market:  298

Seller's Contribution:  



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