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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Sept 19: Top 5 + Bike Rally Redux

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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Sept 19: Top 5 + Bike Rally Redux

121 E 24th

Hello BBBB Friends:

For the second week in a row, listing activity was robust, however, this week’s new contract activity was also quite good given a large swath of the Heights did not have power early in the week due to Hurricane Nicholas. I am featuring 5 new listings today. To see price changes and status updates on homes that are Still on My List, keep scrolling down!

HEADS UP
This is probably a good week to remind folks that price is not a primary consideration when choosing featured listings. Price is negotiable and the starting price may be high or low when listed. The market will determine the correct pricing. I am selecting properties to provide a variety of home styles, price points, and neighborhoods.

UPCOMING HEIGHTS EVENT 🚴
If you missed the Houston Heights Association (HHA) Annual Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt held over Memorial Day weekend, you have another chance! HHA is hosting an Encore Event in just 2 weeks.  The event will be held as a 2-day event, Oct 2-3. Take the course at your own pace. The scavenger hunt will end at 5 pm on Sunday. Both 5-mile and 15-mile routes will be offered. This is a really fun event for adults and kids! Click HERE for more details.

Have a great week and,

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


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Becky Davis
Compass Realty
832-628-8221

Thinking of selling? We can front the cost for painting, landscaping, upgrades, and more. No fees or interest, EVER! Click here for more information. 

*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

721 E 21st St
Presented by Coldwell Banker Realty

721 E 21st St: $599,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2011 by Mazzarino Const.
  • 3/2/1, 2320 sq ft on 3219 sq ft lot
  • Coffered ceilings in dining, kitchen areas
  • Open game room or 2nd living area up
  • Tray ceiling in the primary bedroom with uplit crown molding
  • Back porch w/turfed green space
  • Front-loading 2 car attached garage
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Less than a block away, the Heights Transit Center is being transformed into a park with a playground, tricycle track, water pad, intergenerational fitness area, and a pavilion with restrooms. It will provide a boost to the surrounding neighborhoods when it opens in 2023.

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121 E 21st
Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

121 E 24th St: $630,000

  • Milroy Place
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 1426 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2019-2020 (including adding 2nd bath)
  • Exposed shiplap in hallway and guest bath
  • Small outside area in rear, grassy side yard
  • Side driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed streets provide 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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1121 E 16th
Presented by Buffalo Bayou Realty

1120 E 16th St: $685,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • 3/2, 1553 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  • Expanded/renovated 2017
  • Wood burning fireplace w/ brick surround
  • Custom closet systems in primary and secondary bedroom
  • Small grassy, landscaped back area
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Classic Craftsman bungalow with double clipped gable (jerkinhead) roof. The 2017 expansion added approximately 400 sq ft providing a new primary suite. A new 2 car garage was also part of the renovation project.

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4604 Norhill
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

4604 Norhill Blvd: $900,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c.1930
  • 3/2, 1952 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2017
  • Primary and secondary bath updated again in 2020
  • Turfed greenspace front and back
  • Driveway access w/auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Overlooking the esplanade on Norhill Boulevard, the view out the front door sets this bungalow apart. The front porch features a concrete deck, beadboard ceiling, and an all-important porch swing.

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506 E 25th
Presented by Keller Williams

506 E 25th St: $1,475,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2016 by JNT Homes
  • 4/4, 4252 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • Chef’s kitchen
  • Office or 4th bedroom down w/full bath
  • 2nd floor game room (418 sq ft)
  • Party-size back porch
  • Pool size yard
  • Alley access with auto-gate to 2 car attached garage
  • Parking pads in front
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The game room can be accessed from the alley. If a kitchen and bath can be added, this space would make a great lock-off apartment.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

Presented by Nan & Company Properties

PRICE REDUCED

1124 W Temple: $620,000 was $630,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1930
  • 2/2, 1638 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen updates, remodeled primary bath
  • Large primary suite
  • 2 Living areas, vaulted ceiling in the family room
  • Wood or gas log burning fireplace
  • Back deck and brick patio
  • Driveway access 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Central location. Easy stroll to restaurants around 11th and Studewood. And, Proctor Plaza Park is 2 blocks away.

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Presented by Compass RE

PRICE REDUCED

617 Oxford: $655,000 was $695,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920
  • 1/2, 2372 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2015-2016
  • Primary suite with 21′ exposed ceiling
  • Full guest bath
  • Over 900 sq ft of studio space
  • Murphy bed and sink in the studio
  • Greenhouse
  • Landscaped back yard with mature vegetation and trees
  • Driveway parking and
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

So many unique homes in the Heights and this is a great example. It is the perfect home for an artist or anyone needing studio space. It could also be modified to provide additional bedrooms.

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121  E 18th
Presented by Keller Williams Metropolitan

BACK ON MARKET

121 E 18th St: $748,800

  • 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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3101 Beauchamp
Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

OPTION PENDING

3101 Beauchamp: $785,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1930
  • 3/2/1, 2104 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $785,000
  • Days on Market: 8

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604 Cortlandt
Presented by Compass Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

604 Cortlandt: $1,395,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman 2-story c. 2012 by EllisFord
  • 4/3/1, 3410 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price:  $1,395,000
  • Days on Market: 3

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Going, Going Gone!

505 E 9th St
Presented by BHGRE Gary Greene

505 E 9th St: $471,200

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 954 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $475,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 99%
  • Original List Price:  $465,000
  • Days on Market:  16

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Presented by Gary Green Better Homes and Gardens

528 Threlkeld: $775,800

  • Usener subdivision (south of White Oak)
  • Contemporary/Modern c. 2014 by Arnold Bldrs
  • 4/3/1, 3441 sq ft on 2375 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $799,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 97%
  • Original List Price:  $840,000
  • Days on Market:  59
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $4,800

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Presented by Greenwood King Properties

1020 Tulane: $1,082,500

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2014 by Modern Bungalow (MB)
  • 3/3, 3214 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $1,100,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 98%
  • Original List Price:  $1,100,000
  • Days on Market:  11
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $2,500

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Presented by Del Monte Realty

930 Cortlandt: $1,290,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1900
  • 4/3/1, 3261 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $1,290,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 102%
  • Original List Price:  $1,290,000
  • Days on Market:  5
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $13,000

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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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