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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Aug 22, 2021: Fab 4 + You Are Invited!

606 Merrill

Hello BBBB Friends:

The week before school starts is usually slow and this week was no exception. New listings outstripped new contracts but listing withdrawals and terminations reduced the number of available single-family homes in the Heights to just 238. I’m featuring 5 new listings today. Plus, keep scrolling down to check out price changes and new contracts for homes that are Still on My List.  

BAYOU CITY LIFE ICE CREAM SOCIAL 🍦

Beat the heat and celebrate the last bit of summer in the Bayou City! We’re inviting you and yours to have a scoop or cone on us at our Fat Cat Creamery Ice Cream Social next Sunday, August 29th from 4 PM to 6 PM. We wanted a fun, refreshing, and safe way to say thanks to our friends and clients to end the summer while supporting our favorite local ice cream shop. Fortunately, Fat Cat’s new location in Garden Oaks (1225 W. 34th) has lots of outdoor space and covered seating, making it well worth the less than 10-minute drive from the Heights. Please join us for an informal get-together!

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). 



The Week’s Featured Properties

1020 Gardner
Presented by Compass Real Estate

1020 W Gardner: $575,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1926
  • 2/1, 1092 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Back porch and small yard
  • Driveway access w/auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

The wood shake pattern on this house is unique and interesting

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1139 Nadine
Presented by Compass Real Estate

1139 Nadine: $575,000

  • Stude (just south of East Sunset Heights)
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  • 3/2, 1612 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/expanded in 2018
  • Small yard space
  • Gated driveway access to 2-4 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

A former Heights Transit Center and future city park is located just around the corner. The city has received a grant to assist with the renovation. Plans include improvements to the existing pavilion, restroom upgrades, splash pad, walking paths, and even a rain garden. The project is expected to take 2 years.

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1027 W Gardner
Presented by Compass Realty

1027 W Melwood: $579,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1926
  • 2/2, 1050 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Remodeled 2020-2021
  • Home comes furnished
  • Walk-in closets and ensuite baths for both bedrooms
  • Small back yard
  • Driveway access w/auto-gate to 2 car detached garport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

This is my cutie patootie pick of the week. One of the new features added by the current seller is a “garport”. A garport is an off-street parking structure that doubles as a covered pavilion. This structure has a ceiling fan and a locked storage room. Add a garage door for more privacy.

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Presented by Compass Real Estate

606 Merrill: $1,275,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Cape Cod cottage c. 1920/2010
  • 3/3/1, 3092 sq ft on a 5350 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • All bedrooms plus game room upstairs
  • Greenspace is the fenced front yard
  • Decked back yard with POOL
  • Pergola with outdoor kitchen
  • Driveway access w/auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

This home was torn down and rebuilt on the original foundation in 2010. The garage is structurally engineered to allow for a future garage apartment.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

Presented by Compass Real Estate

PRICE REDUCED

4035 Norhill: $559,000 was $579,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1939
  • 2/2/1, 1094 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates (2008)
  • Backyard with pavers and small green space
  • Corner lot with side street access for 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Climate-controlled attic space is accessed via pull-down stairs. The Norhill Esplanade is across the street for additional green loveliness.

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121  E 18th
Presented by Keller Williams Metropolitan

PRICE REDUCED

121 E 18th St: $748,800 was $779,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Queen Anne Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1482 sq ft on 7920 sq ft lot
  • Wrap around porch
  • Ready for updates
  • 11′ Ceilings
  • Huge yard with flagstone decking and green space
  • Garage APT (624 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Corner lot with side street access for oversized 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Located on a corner lot, next to Marmion Park and across the street from the iconic Truxillo home at 1801 Harvard. A backyard swimming pool was recently removed which explains the flagstone decking in the backyard.

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1015 Nadine
Presented by Area Texas Realty

PRICE REDUCED

1015 Nadine: $999,000 was $1,099,000

  • Stude (south of E Sunset Heights)
  • Modern farmhouse c. 2019 by Hubley Homes
  • 4/3/1, 3212 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Study or 5th bedroom down w/ensuite bath
  • Open play/sitting area up
  • Covered back porch and small yard
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to porte cochere and 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This subdivision is undergoing a lot of change with new construction and renovation of existing homes. This home is located just a few blocks from Houston Dairymaids and the new farmer’s market.

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901 E 24th
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

OPTION PENDING

901 E 24th St: $445,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 840 sq ft on 4000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $445,000
  • Days on Market:  22

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545 W 26th
Presented by Compass Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

545 W 26th St: $719,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian c. 2009 by SSH Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2407 sq ft on 3275 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $719,000
  • Days on Market:  3

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701 Ridge
Presented by Compass RE

701 Ridge: $625,000 OPTION PENDING

  • Woodland Terrace
  • Brick bungalow c.1920
  • 2/1, 1364 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $659,000
  • Days on Market:  66

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Going, Going Gone!

828 E 25th
Presented by Compass RE

SOLD

828 E 25th St: $540,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 1204 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $525,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 103%
  • Original List Price:  $525,000
  • Days on Market:  6

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Presented by Compass Real Estate

SOLD

1121 Key: $547,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c.1930
  • 1/2, 1366 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $549,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 100%
  • Original List Price:  $549,000
    • Days on Market:  5

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912 Cortlandt
Presented by Compass RE

SOLD

912 Cortlandt: $612,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1248 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $560,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 109%
  • Original List Price:  $560,000
  • Days on Market:  6

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Presented by Compass RE

SOLD

429 W 21st St: $726,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian c. 2003 by Renwick Homes
  • 3/3/1, 3004 sq ft on 3500 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $699,900
  • List to Sell Ratio: 104%
  • Original List Price:  $734,000
  • Days on Market:  39

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Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

SOLD

1325 Allston: $855,500

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 2212 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $925,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 92%
  • Original List Price:  $950,000
  • Days on Market:  30

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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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