BBBB for the Week of Nov 22, 2020: 🏘️ Top 5 + It's Pie Time! 🥧🥧

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

As we close in on the Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to say thank you to those folks who read BBBB week in and week out as well as those who pop in occasionally. This is my 5th year of blogging Heights real estate, and I love watching the neighborhood change and evolve. Thanks for coming along for the ride!  

This week I am featuring 5 new listings. While I don't have any price changes to report, there are a ton of new contracts for homes that are Still on My List, so be sure to keep scrolling down to see which properties to scratch off your list! 

FEAST YOUR PIES ON THIS! 🥧
No time to bake pies this Thanksgiving? No worries, there are several great places to pick up a pie nearby:
Fluff Bake Bar, 1701 W 15th, 713-522-1900 Best Bet: Pumpkin and Chocolate Cream
Red Dessert Dive, 1045 Studewood, 832-649-2977 Best Bet: Whisky Walnut Chocolate Chip (order ahead)
Harris & Essex Baked Goods, 227 Cavalcade, harrisandessex.com  Best Bet: Lemon Tart
El Bolillo Bakery, 2617 Airline, 713-861-8885 Best Bet: Apple
Not in the Heights but should be:
Flying Saucer Pies, 436 W Crosstimbers, 713-694-1141 Best Bet: Fresh Strawberry
Three Brothers Bakery, 4606 Washington Ave, 713-522-2254 Best Bet: Any of the four versions of Pecan Pie

Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving 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

707 Archer: $460,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 1292 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Back deck and nice back yard
  • Gated driveway access to 1 car carport
  • Minimum lot size this and surrounding blocks✔️
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
Brooke Smith has an active neighborhood organization, Montie Beach Civic Club, which promotes and preserves the neighborhood through initiatives such as the Motie Beach Park Improvement Initiative and minimum lot size advocacy.
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311 E 23rd St Unit B: $725,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modified Greek Revival built 2006 by Tricon Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2562 sq ft on 3600 ft lot
  • Kitchen updates and renovated primary bath
  • Covered back patio plus POOL and tiny pet patch
  • Driveway access to 2 car attached garage
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
I love red doors, and this is a big red door! If you need additional green space, Halbert Park is just a few houses away.
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636 E 7th 1/2 St: $1,299,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Farmhouse style built in 1995 (possibly by Sterling Homes)
  • 5/3/1, 3442 sq ft on an 8263 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen and baths
  • Sunroom with beadboard walls and ceiling
  • Balcony off master overlooking the pool
  • Large back yard with POOL/spa and green space
  • Driveway access to 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Convenient location just a few blocks from Harvard Elementary, Donovan Park, and Heights Merchantile, not to mention restaurants on White Oak and Studewood Drives.
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1224 Nicholson: $1,490,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Farmhouse new construction by L&B Limited
  • 5/3/1, 3826 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Wide-plank white oak flooring
  • Office or 5th bedroom down
  • 2nd-floor game room with vaulted ceiling
  • Covered patio with outdoor kitchen
  • Large back yard with room for pool and playscape
  • Driveway access to 2 car attached garage
  • Limited street parking on Nicholson
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
This house provides a front-row seat for people watching on the Hike and Bike Trail. Parking is always an issue on Nicholson, but the double-wide driveway will help with visitor parking. 
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611 Ridge: $1,675,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Contemporary/Modern built 2014 by Mazzarino
  • 4/3/1, 4422 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Wall of windows looking out to backyard and pool
  • Large game room on 2nd floor
  • 3rd-floor terrace with downtown views
  • Lanai with outdoor kitchen
  • Saltwater POOL/spa plus green space
  • Driveway access to 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Stunning home with soaring ceilings and high-end finishes throughout. Even the garage has 14' ceilings!
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

NO PRICE REDUCTIONS TO REPORT



OPTION PENDING

838 E 24th St

Price at time of contract:  $545,000

Original List Price:  $545,000

Days on Market: 2

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OPTION PENDING

1120 W Temple

Price at time of contract:  $549,900

Original List Price:  $595,000

Days on Market:  45

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OPTION PENDING

743 Allston

Price at time of contract:  $659,500

Original List Price:  $659,500

Days on Market:  38

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PSHO

4102 Watson

Price at time of contract:  $749,999

Original List Price:  $749,999

Days on Market:  37

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OPTION PENDING

827 Sledge

Price at time of contract:  $759,000

Original List Price:  $759,000

Days on Market:  16

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OPTION PENDING

526 W 26th St

Price at time of contract:  $819,500

Original List Price:  $819,500

Days on Market:  7

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OPTION PENDING

1023 Allston

Price at time of contract:  $1,050,000

Original List Price:  $1,050,000

Days on Market:  3

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OPTION PENDING

629 E 9th St

Price at time of contract:  $1,150,000

Original List Price:  $1,150,000

Days on Market:  3

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OPTION PENDING

307 E 26th St

Price at time of contract:  $1,150,000

Original List Price:  $1,195,000

Days on Market:  354

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OPTION PENDING

3007 Norhill

Price at time of contract:  $1,499,900

Original List Price:  $1,649,000

Days on Market:  458

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

918 Tulane

Sales price:  $514,500

Price at time of contract:  $499,900

Original List Price:  $499,900

Days on Market:  5

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SOLD

1915 Bradshaw

Sales price:  $560,000

Price at time of contract:  $560,000

Original List Price:  $560,000

Days on Market:  7

Seller's Contribution:  $8,000

Title Paid:  Buyer

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SOLD

1234 Oxford

Sales price:  $927,777

Price at time of contract:  $900,000

Original List Price:  $900,000

Days on Market:  11

Seller's Contribution:  

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SOLD

714 Woodland

Sales price:  $1,195,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,195,000

Days on Market:  4

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SOLD

425 W 23rd St

Sales price:  $1,425,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,450,000

Original List Price:  $1,450,000

Days on Market:  20

Seller's Contribution:  $2,500

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SOLD

1109 Oxford

Sales price:  $1,468,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,595,000

Original List Price:  $1,749,900

Days on Market:  342

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

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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