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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Oct 31, 2021: Top 4 + Pumpkin Picks and Tips

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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Oct 31, 2021: Top 4 + Pumpkin Picks and Tips

Hello BBBB Friends:

It will be a gorgeous day for house hunting and trick or treating! Be careful out there!

Today I am featuring 4 new listings, To see price changes and status updates on homes that are Still on My List, keep scrolling down!

PERFECT PUMPKIN POINTERS

As we see how artfully our neighbors are arranging their pumpkins so far this Autumn, we thought we’d share a few tips on how to ensure your pumpkins stay picture-perfect from now through Thanksgiving with the right kind of care.

🎃 When picking your pumpkin, check thoroughly that it has no bruises or pinholes.

✋ Stems are not handles. They break off easily and speed the deterioration process.

🧻 Keep your pumpkins dry! Especially if they are touching. This will ensure they don’t begin to rot prematurely.

🔎 Check your pumpkins frequently, discarding any showing signs of rot since it will spread to your others easily.

🐛 If you see a pinhole in your pumpkin, that may mean burrowing critters are getting inside. Paint it shut with clear nail polish.

📦 Protect both your pumpkin and your porch with a piece of cardboard underneath. While you may enjoy seeing the pumpkin throughout the season, you certainly don’t want a stain to linger year-round.

Head to Facebook to watch my video: https://fb.watch/8SQxBW11sr/ and share your own tips for preserving them!

Have a great week and,

Let’s go look at houses or talk about selling yours!!!
Becky


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The Week’s Featured Properties

1028 W Gardner
Presented by Circa Real Estate

1028 W Gardner: $575,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 2/2, 1340 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchens and baths
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Flex space
  • Back deck and small yard
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

This bungalow has quite a bit of storage including a butler’s pantry which also doubles as a laundry area.

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1123 Highland
Presented by Boulevard Realty

1123 Highland: $585,000

  • Norhill Addition
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  • 2/1, 999 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Remodeled in 2014
  • Back deck and small yard
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car over-sized detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

This is my cutie patootie pick of the week. It’s tiny but has decent closet space including a walk-in closet. It is on an unrestricted lot so it can be easily expanded or replaced.

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1131 Winston
Presented by Circa Real Estate

1131 Winston: $650,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1925
  • 2/2, 1386 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Older updates
  • Flex space
  • Covered back porch and small landscaped green space
  • Garage APT (624 sq ft, studio, full kitchen & bath, w/d)
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car over-sized detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This home features double jerkinhead (clipped) gables for a pretty look. Walk to Teotihuacan, Spanish Flowers, Hughie’s, and other Main St restaurants. Field Elementary is at the end of the block.

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Presented by Compass Real Estate

517 Harvard: $1,329,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Modern Farmhouse c. 1907 
  • 4/3/1, 2858 sq ft on 6075 sq ft lot
  • Renovation/expansion 2020
  • All bedrooms up plus game room
  • Party-sized covered back porch
  • Nice yard space
  • Garage APT (Efficiency, 528 sq ft., full kitchen & bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Covered walkway from garage to house ☂️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

The previous sellers literally raised the roof to create this virtually new home. The garage and finished garage apartment are also new.  Note: this is a non-contributing structure in the historic district.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

935 W Cottag
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

PRICE REDUCED

935 W Cottage: $550,000 was $575,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Brick bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 1182 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Corner lot with mature trees and landscaping
  • Greenspace on front and side of house
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car garport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Completely remodeled in 2018/2019. A new “garport” which doubles as an entertainment space was added this year.

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426 W 24
Presented by Houston Home and Rent

PRICE REDUCED

426 W 24th St: $770,000 was $780,000

  • 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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414 Bayland
Presented by Boulevard Realty

PRICE REDUCED

414 Bayland: $1,650,000 was $1,675,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1910
  • 3/3, 3926 sq ft on 7500 sq ft lot
  • Wrap around front porch
  • Renovated kitchen, updated baths
  • 2 living areas and a flex room on 1st floor
  • 2nd floor is the primary suite
  • 2 large bedrooms and game room on 3
  • Large side deck plus green space
  • Driveway access 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Historic home built by William A Wilson, the founder of Woodland Heights. The downstairs features classic Craftsman stained oak trim, moldings and built-ins.

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Presented by Coldwell Banker Realty

PRICE REDUCED

1303 Ashland: $1,999,985 was $2,100,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne c. 2015 by Whitestone
  • 4/3/2, 5073 sq ft on 8798 sq ft lot
  • Wrap-around front and back porches
  • Chef’s kitchen with professional grade appliances and decorative tin ceiling
  • Two primary suites, one downstairs
  • Elevator and whole house generator
  • Theater style media room w/raised seating
  • Back porch with brick fireplace & outdoor TV
  • POOL/spa (green space is fenced front yard)
  • Alley access to 3 car attached garage (2 spaces + car lift)
  • Parking pads in front for additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

Plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors here. This home offers a pool/spa but if you need more play space, a short walk either direction will bring you to a park (Love Park to the west and Milroy Park to the east), plus, the Hike and Bike Trail is just 2 blocks away.

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936 Pizer
Presented by Bungalow Realty

OPTION PENDING

936 Pizer: $665,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1924
  • 2/2, 1405 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $665,000
  • Days on Market:  6

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1018 Highland
Presented by Compass Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

1018 Highland: $699,000

  • Norhill Addition
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1/1, 1228 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $699,000
  • Days on Market:  4

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1119 Nicholson
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

OPTION PENDING

1119 Nicholson: $785,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2011 by Heights Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2124 sq ft on 3175 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $785,000
  • Days on Market: 4

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839 Cortlandt
Presented by Coldwell Banker Realty

OPTION PENDING

839 Cortlandt: $989,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne c. 1999 by Premier Victorian Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2549 sq ft on 5082 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $989,000
  • Days on Market:  7

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Going, Going Gone!

Presented by Nan & Company Properties

SOLD

1124 W Temple: $612,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1930
  • 2/2, 1638 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $620,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 99%
  • Original List Price:  $630,000
  • Days on Market: 22
  • Seller Repairs: $6,200

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4604 Norhill
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

SOLD

4604 Norhill Blvd: $845,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c.1930
  • 3/2, 1952 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $885,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 95%
  • Original List Price:  $900,000
  • Days on Market: 15

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946 Merrill
Presented by Compass Real Estate

946 Merrill: $931,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/3, 2220 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $950,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 98%
  • Original List Price:  $985,000
  • Days on Market:  15

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