BBBB for the Week of Dec 20, 2020: 🏘️ 4 More + Holiday Happenings 🎭 🎶

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

This will be the last BBBB for 2020. I have enjoyed sharing insights into Heights real estate as well as a few fun facts and activities along the way.  I'm looking forward to the new year and anticipate we will have a lot to talk about. Listings will pick up in January and increase steadily through the spring (🤞) and, of course, I'll be here to highlight the gems.

I have 4 new listings to share with you today and as always I have updated the status and prices of homes Still on My List.  

Holiday Cheer Goes Virtual
It's hard to imagine Christmas without The Alley's, A Christmas Carol, or Houston Ballet's, The Nutcracker. Good news! Both these organizations are going virtual this year with performances of these holiday favorites. A Christmas Carol is available to stream at no charge until Dec 27th and a Nutcracker Sweets virtual film can be downloaded for $35 and viewed anytime through Jan. 8th.  A.D. Players is offering a virtual performance of A Cattywampus Christmas through the end of the year for only $20 and Stages Theater presents Button's Sleeping Beauty: A One-Man Outrageous Unbelievable Covid Lockdown Panto for $25 through Dec 27th. I plan to watch them all! 

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday, BBBB will be back next year! 

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

1116 Winston: $499,900

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c.1930
  • 2/1, 1170 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Front patio for people watching
  • Back patio plus greenspace
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
This is my cutie patootie pick of the week. It's not your typical bungalow but is charming with great curb appeal, mature trees, and landscaping. Note that the inventory of historic properties in Norhill shows the garage as a potentially contributing structure.
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723 E 25th St: $515,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1928
  • 2/2, 1184 sq ft on 3851 ft lot
  • Wraparound porch/deck
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Double pane windows
  • Large deck and patio for entertaining
  • Fenced and landscaped green space in front
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Lots of outdoor entertaining options from the raised deck to the bricked patio with built-in seating, cooking, and serving counters to the lush green space in front.
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2616 Columbia: $525,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920 
  • 2/2, 1132 sq ft on 4500 sq ft lot
  • 2020 renovation includes kitchen and baths
  • Nice yard space with firepit
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Another cutie patootie that was purchased at the end of last year and given a complete facelift.
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515 W 25th St: $739,999

  • Houston Heights
  • Creole-inspired new construction by Lighthill Partners
  • 4/4/1, 3200 sq ft on 3275(est)  sq ft lot
  • Office or 4th bedroom down with access to a full bath
  • Game room with full bath on 3rd floor
  • Rear balcony overlooking a small yard space
  • Driveway access to 2 car front-entry garage
  • Additional driveway parking plus partially curbed street
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
One of a series of three homes by this builder. Just a few blocks away, you'll find the new HEB and Kraftsman Bakery.
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCED

1120 E 24th: $525,000 was $530,000

  • Milroy Place
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 970 sq ft on 5300 sq ft lot
  • Older updates to kitchen and bath
  • Primary bath reno 2017
  • Back deck with pergola + yard
  • Driveway access (gated) to 2 car over-sized detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking.
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
I'm a fan of Milroy Place. It's a small subdivision, between 23rd and 25th Streets just east of Yale, with lots of cute, well-kept bungalows and some new construction. It's home to Halbert Park, which has basketball and tennis courts and a small playground.
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BACK ON MARKET

1126 E 7th 1/2 St: $875,000  was $895,000

  • Norhill (south of 11th)
  • Arts & Crafts bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 2026 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2006
  • Recent updates include interior and exterior paint and rebuilt porch
  • Separate living and family rooms
  • Back deck and nice backyard
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Located just off Studewood within an easy stroll of restaurants on Studewood and White Oak (6th St) as well as Stude Park and the Hike and Bike Trail. (Note: the seller has plans for a new garage/garage apt.)
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OPTION PENDING

517 Harvard

Price at time of contract:  $1,275,000

Original List Price:  $1,275,000

Days on Market: 1

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GOING, GOING, GONE

SOLD

908 Highland

Sales price:  $599,000

Price at time of contract:  $599,000

Original List Price:  $620,000

Days on Market:  15

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SOLD

838 Gibbs

Sales price:  $649,000

Price at time of contract:  $649,900

Original List Price:  $649,900

Days on Market:  5

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SOLD

520 E 7th

Sales price:  $748,185

Price at time of contract:  $765,000

Original List Price:  $789,000

Days on Market:  42   

Seller's Contribution:  $6,685

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SOLD

3535 Michaux

Sales price:  $875,000      

Price at time of contract:  $899,000

Original List Price:  $999,900

Days on Market:  156

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SOLD

1023 Allston

Sales price:  $1,050,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,050,000

Days on Market:  3

Seller's Contribution:  $3,000

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SOLD

629 E 9th St

Sales price:  $1,252,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,150,000

Days on Market:  3

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SOLD

906 Woodland

Sales price:  $1,355,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,575,000

Days on Market:  44

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SOLD

3007 Norhill

Sales price:  $1,475,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,649,000

Days on Market:  458

Seller's Contribution:  

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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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