BBBB for the Week of Oct 4, 2020: 🏘️ Fresh 5 + By The Numbers 📈 💰

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Listing activity continued to impress this week with 37 new homes coming onto the market. Contracting activity slowed down a bit causing a slight increase in available inventory. I am featuring 5 new listings this week with a variety of price points, home styles, and neighborhoods within the Heights. To catch up on price changes, new contracts, and final sales for homes that are Still on My List, keep scrolling down!

Here are the latest stats for the Heights* for September 2020
81 Sales
Average Sale Price:  $763,940 ⬆️ 16.4% higher than 2019 Avg
Average Days On Market:  82
Highest Sales Price:  $1,750,000
Lowest Sales Price:  $250,000
118 Listings
Average List Price:  $715,354 ⬆️ 7.9%  higher than 2019 Avg
Highest List Price:  $1,899,999
Lowest List Price:  $300,000

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). 



1120 W Temple: $595,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1922
  • 2/2, 1164 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Older updates to kitchen and bath
  • Primary bedroom with dual walk-in closets
  • POOL/spa and fully decked back yard
  • Greenspace is the front yard
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
Curb appeal galore. Add a front fence to secure more yard space. Easy stroll to restaurants around 11th and Studewood,.and, Proctor Plaza Park is 2 blocks away.

2004 Columbia: $675,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Cottage circa 1925
  • 2/2, 1618 sq ft on 7920 ft lot
  • Deep and wide front porch overlooking fully-fenced and landscaped front yard with gorgeous mature trees
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • 2 living spaces
  • Patio area and pool-sized back yard
  • Utility/storage bldg
  • Alley access to 2 car attached/detached garage ☂️
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Charming cottage with plenty of yard for pool and play. It is located on the corner of Columbia and 20th St which is a busy street. The new Central City Co-Op is just across the street.

1647 Columbia $850,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Brick Four Square built in 1982
  • 4/2/1, 2052 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Remodeled kitchen and baths
  • New flooring, roof and HVAC 2020
  • POOL plus green pet patches in rear
  • Additional fenced greenspace in front
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage + carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This is a non-contributing property in a historic district which means that modifications can typically be done with minimal involvement from the historic commission. Maximum living area rules still apply so the maximum living space for a 6600 sq ft lot is 2940 sq ft.

714 Woodland: $1,195,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • 3/2/1, 2491 sq ft on a 7500 sq ft lot
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1930
  • Unique front porch with painted stencil work
  • Updated chef's kitchen and baths
  • Primary suite down, 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Flex space up could be a game room or office
  • The backyard features a mix of gravel, trees and landscaping. Sideyard provides fenced greenspace.
  • Garage APT (893 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
My cutie patootie pick of the week. This home just oozes curb appeal and is move-in ready. Just bring your toothbrush! 

1036 Cortlandt: $1,375,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1920
  • 4/5, 3867 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/remodeled 2016
  • Chicago brick accents in kitchen and family room
  • Office or 5th bedroom down with full bath
  • Primary suite w/2 walk-in closets
  • Game room up with murphy bed and full bath
  • Covered back porch overlooking small yard with artificial turf
  • Driveway entrance (auto-gate) to 2 car attached garage ☂️❤️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary




1128 E 27th: $475,000 was $490,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • 2/2, 1347 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1915
  • Chicago brick front porch, patio and sidewalk
  • Updated kitchen and baths (2014)
  • Flex room/study
  • Large primary bedroom with ensuite bath
  • Back deck with pergola and 6 person hot tub
  • 10' privacy fence and artificial turf greenspace
  • Driveway access with auto gate to 2 car carport
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
It took a minute to realize what was different about this Craftman bungalow. It's the vertical siding. 


515 E 28th St: $920,000 was $935,000

  • 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.


3535 Michaux: $934,900

  • Norhill (south of 11th)
  • Modified Greek Revival built in 2007 by Flight 50 w/APD Design
  • 4/3/1, 3127 sq ft on a 5350 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchens and baths, neutral paint
  • All bedrooms up
  • Fenced front greenspace plus a bit of side yard
  • Driveway entrance w/automatic gate to 2 car attached garage ❤️☂️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This location enjoys a walk score of 78. Walk or bike to eateries on Studewood and 11th Streets, Need more play space? Head over to Proctor Plaza Park which is just a few blocks away.


614 E 8th: $1,039,900 was $1,079,900

  • 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.


1115 E 23rd St

Price at time of contract:  $629,000

Original List Price:  $729,000

Days on Market: 175



1033 E 7th St

Price at time of contract:  $849,000

Original List Price:  $875,000

Days on Market:  24



839 Ashland #A

Price at time of contract:  $959,900

Original List Price:  $959,900

Days on Market:  1





810 Le Green

Sales price:  $549,000

Price at time of contract:  $549,000

Original List Price:  $599,000

Days on Market:  38

Seller's Contribution:  $5,000



818 Woodland

Sales price:  $699,900

Price at time of contract:  $699,000

Original List Price:  $699,000

Days on Market:  5



703 Harvard

Sales price:  $750,000

Price at time of contract:  $749,000

Original List Price:  $749,000

Days on Market:  10

Seller's Repairs:  $3,000



823 Rutland

Sales price:  $1,349,500

Price at time of contract:  $1,350,000

Original List Price:  $1,350,000

Days on Market:  8



736 E 12th St

Sales price:  $1,695,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,695,000

Original List Price:  $1,695,000

Days on Market:  9

Seller's Contribution:  $1,500



This is just the latest and greatest; however, there are still lots more on my list that you can check out here:

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