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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Aug 29, 2021: Fab 4 + Fun Stuff

Hello BBBB Friends:

Things that are normal for August: heat✔️, a dropoff in showings✔️, and a dropoff in listings✔️. After a blockbuster spring and summer in real estate, the slow-down feels like the bottom is dropping out of the market. However, open houses continue to have good traffic even if buyers are being more selective with the available inventory. I’m looking forward to September when we typically see an uptick in new listings. We are a little short on bungalows today, but I’m featuring 3 versions of a Greek Revival and a huge farmhouse-style home. Plus, keep scrolling down to check out price changes and new contracts for homes that are Still on My List.  

HAPPENING IN THE HEIGHTS

**RESCHEDULED! BAYOU CITY LIFE ICE CREAM SOCIAL 🍦**

Due to a scheduling conflict, our ice cream social is being rescheduled to the weekend after Labor Day. Stay tuned for details!

HEIGHTS FUN RUN

Registration for the annual Houston Heights “Boulevard Blitz” Fun Run is open! Choose the IN-PERSON option that will be done ON race day, September 18th with 10K, 5K run or walk, or a kids 1k, or, a VIRTUAL option where you can choose your trail and day ANYTIME between now and race day. Click HERE for the details.

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

Presented by Boulevard Realty

616 1/2 E 12th St: $779,000

  • Stude Subdivision
  • Greek Revival c. 1995
  • 3/2/1, 2268 sq ft on 3125 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Stained glass windows
  • Covered back porch, deck & summer kitchen
  • Pet patch in front
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Great central location. Easy stroll to restaurants on 11th and Studewood Streets including Field & Tide, Berryhill, Bella Green, and Fegen’s.

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Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

715 E 10th 1/2 St: $950,000

  • Stude Subdivision
  • Greek Revival c. 2019 by Lighthill Partners
  • 3/3/1, 3100 sq ft on 3125 sq ft lot
  • Design by Creole Design
  • All bedrooms up with en suite baths and custom closets
  • Bricked patio (greenspace is limited to front yard area)
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

One of several recent construction offerings on this block by this builder. Great location for strolling to dinner at Fegen’s, Field and Tide, Berryhill’s, and more.

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Presented by Compass Real Estate

925 Tulane #B: $1,150,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival, c. 2018 by Ansari Homes
  • 4/4/1, 3728 sq ft on 3300 sq ft lot
  • Designed by Creole Design
  • Double gallery front porches
  • All bedrooms with en suite baths
  • Nicely designed primary closet
  • Game room with full bath on 3rd floor
  • Tiled back patio and pet patch
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage with covered walkway
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

While short on yard space this home is only 2 blocks off the Hike ad Bike Trail and within walking distance of Heights Mercantile and M-K-T.

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Presented by 1st Brokerage

3504 Pineridge: $1,695,000

  • Norhill (south of Pecore)
  • Modern Farmhouse c. 2019
  • 4/4/1, 4832 sq ft on 6558 sq ft lot
  • Colorful and eclectic
  • All bedrooms with en suite baths
  • 3 bedrooms including the primary up, 1 down
  • Game room
  • Covered side patio with outdoor kitchen
  • Side yard with pool potential
  • Driveway access w/auto-gate to 2.5 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

This home with its current decoration and artwork is fun and makes me smile. Hogg Middle School is across the street.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

Presented by Keller Williams

BACK ON MARKET

1635 Harvard: $584,000

  • 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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Presented by Houston Home and Rent

PRICE REDUCED

426 W 24th St: $814,525

  • Houston Heights
  • Front-entry Victorian c. 2016 by Mazzarino
  • 3/2/1, 2766 sq ft on 3275 sq ft lot
  • All bedrooms plus open area up
  • Huge primary suite with spa bath
  • 15′ Wave POOL and spa plus patio and greenspace
  • Front-entry 2 car garage
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary

A stand-out feature of this home is the tile work in the bathrooms.

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816 Melwood
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

OPTION PENDING

816 W Melwood: $499,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1930
  • 2/1, 1040 sq ft on 5512 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $499,000
  • Days on Market:  10

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Presented by Compass Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

4035 Norhill: $559,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1939
  • 2/2/1, 1094 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $579,000
  • Days on Market:  24

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Presented by Realm Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

1141 E 16th St: $695,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  • 3/2, 1591 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $715,000
  • Days on Market:  61

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Presented by Compass RE

OPTION PENDING

1407 Tulane: $1,235,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Articulated Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 4/3, 3308 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $1,285,000
  • Days on Market:  69

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Presented by Compass Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

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
  • Original List Price:  $1,275,000
  • Days on Market:  5

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Going, Going Gone!

1519 Waverly
Presented by Compass Real Estate

SOLD

1519 Waverly #B: $710,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian-inspired c. 2008 by SSH Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2606 sq ft on 2237 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $699,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 102%
  • Original List Price:  $699,000
  • Days on Market:  3

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934 Nicholson
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

SOLD

934 Nicholson: $789,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Contemporary farm house c. 2003 by Pyramid Bldrs
  • 4/3, 2379 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $765,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 103%
  • Original List Price:  $765,000
  • Days on Market:  5

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411 E 24th
Presented by Hometown America Incorporated

SOLD

411 E 24th St: $857,500

  • Sunset Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2007 by Nautilus Ventures
  • 3/2/1 2883 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $865,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 99%
  • Original List Price:  $865,000
  • Days on Market:  15

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Presented by Boulevard Realty

SOLD

807 Woodland: $1,190,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Bungalow c. 1945
  • 5/3, 3612 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $1,199,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 99%
  • Original List Price:  $1,399,000
  • Days on Market:  29

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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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