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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Jan 9, 2022: Short List + Coming Soon!

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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Jan 9, 2022: Short List + Coming Soon!

200 E 26th St

Hello BBBB Friends:

The needle for real estate activity in the Heights moved just slightly this week. With a limited number of new listings to choose from, I am pulling from the future and including two properties listed as Coming Soon in my Featured Listings. I also have a couple of price changes, new contracts, and final sales to report from among homes that are Still on My List so be sure to keep scrolling down to see all of the updates.

What is “Coming Soon”?

With such low inventory levels of homes for sale, buyers and agents are constantly on the lookout for what’s coming next. The “Coming Soon” status in HAR can help with this. Real estate agents can post listings that aren’t quite ready for prime time as “Coming Soon” for up to 21 days on HAR. During this time the home may not be shown. While listings in this status are not visible to the public on HAR (and may have a limited selection of images), agents can send their clients a link to view the listing online. Compass provides a viewing window into their own “Coming Soon” listings on Compass.com which is just one of the advantages to using Compass.com for your home search. Please LMK if you’d like to hear more about this or need help setting your own searches!

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

825 Key Street
Presented by Norhill Realty

825 Key: $450,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Bungalow c. 1924
  • 2/1, 1068 sq ft on 5512 sq ft lot
  • Older updates
  • Gas or wood burning fireplace
  • Back deck and yard
  • Driveway access to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

With a slightly larger than average Norhill lot there is room to expand with a bit a yard leftover.

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Presented by Beth Wolff, Realtors

200 E 26th St: $785,000 (Coming Soon)

  • Sunset Heights
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 1827 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • To-the-studs renovation in 2015
  • Covered back porch
  • Small backyard and side yard
  • Driveway access from side-street to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary

This relatively large (for a bungalow) home was completely updated in 2015 and actually raised 16 inches at that time. 3 Covered porches, perfect for separating the kids or putting yourself in time-out.

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Presented by Compass RE Texas

714 Rutland: $950,000 (Coming Soon)

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2007 by Sullivan Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2414 sq ft on 5441 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches
  • Updates appear to be primarily paint
  • Cozy downstairs office/sitting room with fireplace
  • Decked backyard with POOL and a pet patch
  • Driveway access with auto gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Front parking pads for additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Similar in design to homes in adjacent Tulane Trails, this home, however, is on a full-size lot. It is located just steps from the Hike and Bike Trail, and is an easy stroll to MKT Heights (which is on the trail) where you will find dining and shopping options.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

844 E 24th St
Presented by Compass Real Estate

PRICE REDUCED

844 E 24th St: $570,000 was $589,999

  • Sunset Heights
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 1320 sq ft on 4440 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2019
  • Exposed brick walls and chimney in kitchen/dining area
  • Primary suite with walk-in closet
  • Covered back deck and small green space
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The 600 sq ft expansion added a primary suite and expanded living area. I’m not sure you can easily park 2 cars in the new oversized two-car garage. 🤷‍♀️

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125 North St
Presented by Compass Real Estate

PRICE REDUCED

125 North St: $689,000 was $710,000

  • Germantown Historic District
  • English cottage c. 1920
  • 3/4/1, 2642 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2015
  • Office/study
  • All bedrooms down with ensuite baths
  • Gameroom/4th bedroom up with full bath
  • Front yard provides fenced greenspace
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Need play space? Woodland Park is 2 blocks away and offers lighted tennis courts, a lighted sports field, an indoor gym, and an outdoor basketball pavilion. Convenient to hike and bike trail.

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1840 Harvard
Presented by Berkshire Hathaway Home Service

BACK ON MARKET

1840 Harvard: $725,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c.1920
  • 3/2, 1484 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Renovated in 2009, recent interior paint
  • Primary bedroom with sitting area
  • Small yard, possible alley access
  • Driveway access w/auto-gate 2 car carport w/storage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Great location just a block off Heights Boulevard with easy access to restaurants and shopping on 19th and 20th Streets. Heights’ favorite Neo Baguette is at the end of the block.

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1026 Adele
Presented by Mark Dimas Team

OPTION PENDING

1026 Adele: $594,900

  • East Sunset Heights area
  • Garage-front Neo-Classical built 2018 by Loftech
  • 3/2/1, 2571 sq ft on 2500 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $601,900
  • Days on Market:  48

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Going, Going Gone!

1131 E 7th St
Presented by Keller Williams

SOLD

1131 E 7th St: $730,000

  • Norhill (below 11th)
  • Craftman bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 1550 sq ft on a 6750 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $740,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 99%
  • Original List Price:  $740,000
  • Days on Market:  12
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $1,500

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307 E 25th
Presented by Keller Williams

SOLD

307 E 25th St: $1,225,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2015 by Michalson Builders
  • 4/4, 3284 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $1,225,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 100%
  • Original List Price:  $1,225,000
  • Days on Market:  9
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $8,900

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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:

BBBB: Still on my list!

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