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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for the Week of July 25, 2021: Top 5 + Fun Facts

Hello BBBB Friends:

This week I’m featuring 5 new listings, I also have a few price reductions, new contracts, and final sales to report for homes that are Still on My List. Keep scrolling down to see these changes.

FUN FACTS

Interest rates fell last week from the previous week, but more impressively, rates are now lower than they were at this time last year. Lower interest rates = more purchasing power. Here is a quick chart showing how your monthly payment will change if you buy a home as mortgage rates increase. LMK if you’d like a personalized chart for your target monthly payment!

Key takeaways:

  • When mortgage rates rise, so does the monthy payment you can secure.
  • Even the smallest increase in rates can make a difference in your monthly mortgage payment.
  • As interest rates rise, you’ll need to look at a lower-priced home to try to keep the same target monthly payment, meaning you may end up with less home for your money.

FUN STUFF

White Linen Nights in the Heights, typically held the first Saturday in August, is in abeyance yet again this year due to the pandemic.  Mark your calendars though for August 6, 2022, when, hopefully, 40,000 of your closest friends will once again don white clothing and pack 19th Street for music, food, and fun. 🤞🥳🎉

Have a great week and,

Let’s go look at houses and 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). 


Weekly Stats

The Week’s Featured Properties

901 E 24th
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

901 E 24th St: $445,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 840 sq ft on 4000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen and bath
  • Exposed shiplap ceilings
  • Small back yard with gardening beds and treehouse
  • Screened-in back porch❤️
  • Gated driveway parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This is my cutie-patootie pick of the week: small but charming. The screened-in porch provides a bit of relief from the non-relenting hordes of mosquitos we have this year!

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1519 Waverly
Presented by Compass Real Estate

1519 Waverly #B: $699,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian-inspired c. 2008 by SSH Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2606 sq ft on 2237 sq ft lot
  • Refinished floors downstairs
  • Double-sided fireplace in primary bedroom❤️
  • Covered patio and landscaped area between house and garage
  • Fenced green space in front
  • Garage APT (400 sq ft, efficiency, kitchenette & full bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car attached/detached garage☂️
  • Parking pad in front for additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

Need more play space? Love Park is just a few blocks away. The Hike and Bike trail is also just one block over.

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Presented by Compass Real Estate

609 W 18th St: $845,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2011 by Distinctive Living
  • 4/3/1, 2196 sq ft on 3275 sq ft lot
  • Attractive study with built-in desk and custom brick wall
  • Covered porched overlooking a bricked backyard with POOL and pergola
  • Garage APT (460 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary

Diners delight! Stroll to a different restaurant every day for a month!

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Presented by Greenwood King Properties

1020 Tulane: $1,100,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2014 by Modern Bungalow (MB)
  • 3/3, 3214 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Classic MB trim package with crown-moldings, wainscoting and built-ins
  • 4th bedroom or study down (access to full bath)
  • Large primary suite with spa bath
  • Covered back porch overlooking POOL with bricked deck
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garagee
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

One of the many things I like about Modern Bungalow is they typically include a full bath downstairs. You never know when you are going to break a leg! 😉

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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
  • Renovated kitchen and baths, light & bright
  • 12′ ceilings
  • 4th bedroom or study down with full bath access
  • Large backyard with patio and lots of greenspace
  • Alley access to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

The grand foyer, beautiful archways, high ceilings, and period elements provide 20th-century charm amid modern amenities. (Note: the inventory for Heights South Historic District lists this home as a Craftsman bungalow. I can kind of see that. 😕)

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

4605 Michaux
Presented by Boulevard Realty

PRICE REDUCED

4605 Michaux: $495,000 was $545,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 2/1, 1082 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Gravel/stone front yard
  • Combo gravel/green space backyard
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Very cute bungalow that feels larger than its stated sq ft. A beautiful majestic live oak in front provides shade for the whole front yard. Low maintenance stone/gravel in front could be replaced with grass to create a lovely front lawn

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733 Ashland #B
Presented by Keller Williams Metropolitan

PRICE REDUCED

733 Ashland Unit B: $900,000 was $915,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modified Colonial Revival c. 2015 by Legion Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2370 sq ft on 3643 sq ft lot
  • Low maintenance artificial turf in front and back
  • Garage APT (426 sq ft, efficiency, full bath, plumbed for kitchen)
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Graveled pad parking all along the block
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

You will find a whole neighborhood of recent construction, Creole-style homes in the 700 blocks of Ashland and Tulane Streets. It’s just a short stroll along the MKT Hike and Bike Trail (located at the end of the block), to the new M-K-T mixed-used development.

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934 Nicholson
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

OPTION PENDING

934 Nicholson: $765,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Contemporary farm house c. 2003 by Pyramid Bldrs
  • 4/3, 2379 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $765,000
  • Days on Market: 5

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Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

OPTION PENDING

1325 Allston: $925,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 2212 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $950,000
  • Days on Market: 33

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Presented by Boulevard Realty

OPTION PENDING

807 Woodland: $1,199,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Bungalow c. 1945
  • 5/3, 3612 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: 1,399,000
  • Days on Market: 29

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Going, Going Gone!

Presented by Orchard Brokerage

SOLD

724 W Temple: $580,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1298 sq ft on 5616 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 98%
  • Original List Price:  $600,000
  • Days on Market: 18

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Presented by Greenwood King

SOLD

927 Louise: $650,000

  • Pineridge
  • Farmhouse-inspired c. 2017 by Southern Green Builders
  • 3/3/1, 2546 q ft on 3334 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 100%
  • Original List Price:  $650,000
  • Days on Market: 180

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Image 302 E 24th
Presented by Norhill Realty

SOLD

302 E 24th St: $1,011,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman Bungalow c.1910
  • 3/3, 2800 sq ft on 9000 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 96%
  • Original List Price:  $1,199,999
  • Days on Market: 63

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Image 2222 Oxford
Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

SOLD

2222 Oxford: $2,600,000

  • Houston Heights
  • New Orleans inspired home c 2015
  • 4/5/1, 7292 sq ft on 10,000 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 98%
  • Original List Price:  $2,750,000
  • Days on Market: 110

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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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