BBBB for the Week of Nov 8, 2020: 🏘️ 6 New + Coming Soon 😎

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Blue skies and low humidity will make for a pleasant house-hunting expedition today.  The 85 open houses scheduled for today represent 27% of all of the active listings in the Heights, so there will be plenty to choose from. Don't forget your masks!

I'm featuring 6 new listings today; however, you will want to check out the "new and improved pricing" on many of the homes that are Still on My List.  Be sure to keep scrolling down to see price changes, new contracts, and final sales for the week. 

COMING SOON
Would you like a sneak peek of what is "Coming Soon"  in the Heights? Click HERE. To be added to an automatic search for Coming Soon properties, send me an email. Remember, listings in the "Coming Soon" status may not be shown. Homes may only stay in this status for 14 days then must be withdrawn or go "Active" on the MLS.

Have a great week!

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

1537 Lawrence: $619,900

  • Houston Heights
  • Modified Brownstone built 2020 by Brownstone Home
  • 3/2/1, 2502 sq ft on 2500 sq ft lot
  • Under construction, est completion date 12/20 (optimistically speaking)
  • 12' ceilings down
  • Sliding glass doors in the living room open to a small back yard
  • Double driveway access 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
One of a series of 4 similar homes being built on this block. (Pictures are of a similar development). They are still under construction with estimated completion by the end of the year. (The sooner it goes under contract, the more likely it will be ready by then 😉.) While I do not normally feature homes still under constriction, this size/price point in new construction is pretty popular and many sell in the pre-construction phase. These offer a small yard which is a big plus.
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838 Gibbs: $649,900

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modern Craftsman built 2015 by T&W Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2894 sq ft on 3500 ft lot
  • Nice trim package with crown mouldings, wainscoting, and built-ins
  • Large primary suite with sizeable closet
  • Hide-away office nook with barn door
  • Screened-in back porch
  • Small back yard/greenspace with artificial turf
  • Driveway access w/auto gate to 2 car attached garage
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Just down the street from Triangle Park which is an open green space maintained by people in the neighborhood. You can use it for a party or get together but there isn't a reservation system. Check out the FB page for events such as Movie Night.
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918 E 14th St: $659,000

  • Cash
  • Bungalow circa 1930
  • 3/2, 1639 sq ft on a 6709 sq ft lot
  • Interesting front porch with pergola
  • Updated kitchen & baths
  • Back deck, brick patio, and small green space
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage + carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking (busy street!)
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
Easy stroll to Height's favorites including Spanish Flowers, Tampico, Fusion Taco, Hughie's, and Teotihuacan.
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827 Sledge: $759,000

  • Woodland Terrace
  • Brick bungalow circa 1930
  • 3/2, 1711 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated by Modern Heights Homes
  • New roof, plumbing, electrical & HVAC
  • Graveled patio area plus green space
  • Side street with auto gate to a parking pad for several cars
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
The to-the-studs renovation added approximately 800 sq ft of living space while leaving a small yard. Stude Park and the Hike and Bike Trail are just a couple of blocks away.
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1024 Highland: $899,000

  • Norhill (south of 11th St)
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 2596 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2008-ish time frame
  • Primary bedroom up with 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Driveway access w/auto gate to 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
A bricked driveway serves a dual purpose as a patio/entertaining area. Available green space is the front yard. Walk to Antidote or a Second Cup for your morning brew, how to choose?
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627 Merrill: $1,649,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Modern farmhouse new construction by Aspire
  • 4/3/1, 4114 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Wide-plank hardwood flooring
  • Chef's kitchen with Thermador appliances and huge pantry
  • Double sliding glass doors open the living area to the outdoors
  • Covered porch and small yard 
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage + porte cochere
  • Cured street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
I love the tile work in this home especially the gingham pattern in the laundry room. There is a rendering of the back yard with a 23'  long pool and a bit of green space left over! 
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK


PRICE REDUCED

1131 Walling: $580,000 was $590,000

  • 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.)
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PRICE REDUCED

3406 Beauchamp: $599,000 was $625,000

  • 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? 
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PRICE REDUCED

928 Louise: $599,900 was $635,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Farmhouse circa 1940
  • 4/3/1, 2253 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Renovated and expanded 2014
  • Primary suite and 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • 2nd-floor suite with bedroom, bath, and sitting area/game room
  • Small backyard
  • Driveway entrance to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Located on a charming block of the Pine Ridge subdivision in Sunset Heights featuring a combination of new construction and original early-1900 homes. Note: staging and pictures are from the previous sale in 2018.
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PRICE REDUCED

626 Merrill: $625,000 was $645,000

  • 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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PRICE REDUCED

703 W 9th St: $648,000 was $697,500

  • Houston Heights
  • New Orleans-style home built 2005 by Sullivan Brothers
  • 3/3/1, 2392 sq ft on 2778 ft lot
  • Updates are primarily paint
  • All bedrooms have ensuite baths
  • The fenced front yard is the available green space
  • Driveway access to 2 car attached garage
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Need more outdoor space? Love Park and The Hike and Bike Trail are just 2-3 blocks away. 
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PRICE REDUCED

515 E 28th St: $875,000 was $899,999

  • 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.
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PRICE REDUCED

307 E 26th St: $1,150,000 was $1,175,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Farmhouse style 2 story built 2019 by Paragon Homes
  • 4/4/1, 3891 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Study or 4th bedroom down
  • 3rd floor flex space (15x40)
  • Small back yard with huge pecan tree
  • Garage APT (Efficiency with full kitchen and bath)
  • Auto-gate with driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional driveway parking 
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Combination of new construction and bungalows this block. Easy access to 610. Just 4 blocks to Halbert Park which offers basketball, tennis and a playground.
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PRICE REDUCED

704 E 24th St: $1,225,000 was $1,250,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modified farmhouse new construction by Renovo Homes
  • 4/4, 3781 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Design by Hightower Collaborative Design
  • Chef's kitchen with Thermador appliances
  • Master and 2 secondary bedrooms up with en suite baths
  • Office or 4th bedroom with full bath down
  • 2 car detached garage with side-street entrance
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Hot Heights location for new construction. Not much in the way of a yard but Halbert Park is just a few blocks away. And don't forget to stroll down to Chiloso's for a breakfast burrito!😋
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PRICE REDUCED

1618 Arlington: $1,350,000 was $1,395,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Modified Greek Revival built 2006 by Allegro Builders
  • 5/3/1, 4058 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery porches
  • Chef's kitchen with Viking appliances
  • Master suite down, 4 secondary bedrooms up
  • Back courtyard with pavers, greenspace is in front
  • Garage APT (Efficiency, 506 sq ft, full bath, no kitchen)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking plus additional front parking space
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This is arguably one of the nicest blocks in the Heights. Walk or ride your bike to the Heights esplanade and jogging trail as well as 19th St shopping and dining. 
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OPTION PENDING

908 Highland

Price at time of contract:  $599,999

Original List Price:  $620,000

Days on Market: 15

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OPTION PENDING

518 Woodland

Price at time of contract:  $799,000

Original List Price:  $819,900

Days on Market:  22

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OPTION PENDING

705 Tulane

Price at time of contract:  $815,000

Original List Price:  $815,000

Days on Market:  44

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OPTION PENDING

1647 Columbia

Price at time of contract:  $850,000

Original List Price:  $850,000

Days on Market:  33

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OPTION PENDING

3535 Michaux

Price at time of contract:  $899,000

Original List Price:  $999,900

Days on Market:  156

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OPTION PENDING

906 Woodland

Price at time of contract:  $1,420,000

Original List Price:  $1,575,000

Days on Market:  44

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

2019 Gostick

Sales price:  $486,000

Price at time of contract:  $475,000

Original List Price:  $475,000

Days on Market:  28

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SOLD

1033 E 7th St

Sales price:  $825,000

Price at time of contract:  $849,000

Original List Price:  $875,000

Days on Market:  24

Seller's Contribution:  5,200

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SOLD

839 Ashland #A

Sales price:  $956,067

Price at time of contract:  $959,900

Original List Price:  $959,900

Days on Market:  1

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1036 Cortlandt

Sales price:  $1,420,137

Price at time of contract:  $1,375,000

Original List Price:  $1,375,000

Days on Market:  4

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