BBBB for the Week of Jan 10, 2021: 🏘️ 🏘️ Top 4 + Welcome Back 😃

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Welcome back! I hope you had a great holiday. I certainly did, but I'm more than ready to get back to the business of real estate in the Heights.  Inventory continues to drag down potential sales; however, we did have a healthy injection of new listings into the market this week. I am featuring 5 of these I consider worth a look. PLUS, a ton of properties that were Still on My List have now closed!  Wonder what they sold for? Keep scrolling down to learn final sales prices and get a heads-up on a few price reductions and new contracts.

THIS WEEK
The Houston Heights Association is going virtual again tomorrow evening, hosting its January community meeting online. The theme this month is "Discover Your Story."  Folks from the City Preservation Office and Preservation Houston will be on hand to talk about digging into the history of homes and how to research your own. The meeting kicks off at 6:30 pm, Monday, January 11. Get the details here.

Have a great week, and 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

1220 Arlington: $589,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Hipped bungalow c.1920
  • 2/2, 1233 sq ft on 4950 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Bricked patio with small green space
  • Driveway access to detached 2 car garage
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
The inventory for the Heights East Historic District labels this bungalow a "hipped bungalow". What they are referring to is the type of roof where all sides slope downward toward the walls. The other common roof style for bungalows is a gabled roof which can be found on Craftsmen bungalows.
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334 W 24th: $695,000

  • Houston Heights
  • New Orleans style built in 2011 by Acadian Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2287 sq ft on 3275 ft lot
  • Freshly painted interior
  • Landscaped back yard with flagstone patio, firepit, and small green space
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Walkability is a key feature of this property. The Hike and Bike Trail, Helms Elementary, HEB and Kraftmen Bakery are all within a few blocks.
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109 Tabor: $1,000,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Modern Craftsman built in 2014 by T&W Builders
  • 4/2/1, 2714 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Lots of woodwork including wainscoting and built-ins
  • Chef's kitchen with professional-grade range
  • Small back yard with large tree
  • Gated driveway access to porte cochere and 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This home is located in that small area of Brooke Smith that is south of Main Street and zoned to Travis Elementary. 
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624 E 12th: $1,625,000

  • Houston Heights (Stude subdivision)
  • 4/4/1, 4059 sq ft on a 6250 sq ft lot
  • Contemporary farmhouse built in 2019 by BuildTech
  • Wide-plank Barcelona white oak flooring
  • Primary bedroom down with 3 additional bedrooms up
  • All ensuite baths
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on courtyard
  • Office with 2 story windows
  • Green space including a courtyard style yard and side yard
  • Alley access to 3 car attached garage ☂️❤️
  • Additional secured parking space in front plus curbed street for additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Great central location. Easy stroll to restaurants on 11th including Field & Tide, Berryhill and Bella Green.
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCED

311 E 8th St: $335,000 was $349,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Bungalow c.1920
  • 1/1, 598 sq ft on 1518 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2019
  • Small patio and green space
  • Gated driveway
  • Front street parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
At 598 sq ft, this doesn't quite meet the definition of a "tiny home," but it's pretty close. This property sold 2 years ago as a fixer-upper and has been completely updated. Fun fact: at list price, the estimated mortgage payment, including property tax, is equal to what many 1 bedroom garage apartments in the Heights lease for.
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PRICE REDUCED

707 Archer: $440,000 was $450,000

  • 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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PRICE REDUCED

2616 Columbia: $515,000 was $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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PRICE REDUCED

212 E 24th: $520,000 was $525,000

  • 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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PRICE REDUCED

612 Cordell: $815,000 was $824,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3, 2789 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Renovated and expanded 2017
  • Expansive front porch and covered back porch
  • 3rd bedroom or office down, game room up
  • Front and back greenspaces
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate) to 2 car attached/detached garage (Corner lot, access from side street)
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
  • Minimum lot size this and surrounding blocks ✅
Great restaurants in Brooke Smith include Pinkerton's BBQ and Hughie's Heights offering Vietnamese fusion fare.
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OPTION PENDING

1537 Lawrence

Price at time of contract:  $619,900

Original List Price:  $619,900

Days on Market: 47

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OPTION PENDING

1116 Winston

Price at time of contract:  $499,900

Original List Price:  $499,900

Days on Market:  1

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GOING, GOING, GONE

SOLD

808 Algregg

Sales price:  $482,000

Price at time of contract:  $489,900

Original List Price:  $489,900

Days on Market:  34

Seller's Contribution:  $1,000

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SOLD

1120 W Temple

Sales price:  $506,500

Price at time of contract:  $549,900

Original List Price:  $595,000

Days on Market: 45

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SOLD

838 E 24th St

Sales price:  $535,000

Price at time of contract:  $545,000

Original List Price:  $545,000

Days on Market:  3

Seller's Contribution:  $16,050

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SOLD

208 Moss

Sales price:  $578,000

Price at time of contract:  $595,000

Original List Price:  $595,000

Days on Market:  38

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SOLD

703 W 9th St

Sales price:  $625,000

Price at time of contract:  $630,000

Original List Price:  $697,500

Days on Market:  18

Seller's Contribution:  $2,500

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SOLD

4102 Watson

Sales price:  $725,000

Price at time of contract:  $749,999

Original List Price:  $749,900

Days on Market:  37

Seller's Contribution:  $1,200

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SOLD

1647 Columbia

Sales price:  $788,000

Price at time of contract:  $850,000

Original List Price:  $850,000

Days on Market:  33

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SOLD

526 W 26th St

Sales price:  $815,000

Price at time of contract:  $819,500

Original List Price:  $819,500

Days on Market:  7

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SOLD

307 E 26th St

Sales price:  $1,095,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,195,000

Days on Market:  354

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SOLD

1019 Arlington

Sales price:  $1,250,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,250,000

Original List Price:  $1,250,000

Days on Market:  8

Seller Repairs:  $5,000

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SOLD

636 E 7th 1/2 St

Sales price:  $1,295,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,299,000

Original List Price:  $1,299,000

Days on Market:  1

Seller's Contribution:  $10,000

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SOLD

918 Harvard

Sales price:  $1,300,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,324,900

Original List Price:  $1,369,000

Days on Market:  103

Seller's Contribution:  $6,000

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SOLD

2705 Julian

Sales price:  $1,305,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,395,000

Original List Price:  $1,550,000

Days on Market:  117

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1618 Arlington

Sales price:  $1,350,000

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

Original List Price:  $1,395,900

Days on Market:  254

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SOLD

909 Euclid

Sales price:  $1,510,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,519,000

Original List Price:  $1,519,000

Days on Market:  6

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

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