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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for the Week of June 13, 2021: Bungalow Bonanza!

Hello BBBB Friends:

School’s out, vacations are underway and the summer slow-down has begun…maybe. There was a nice selection of new inventory this week and buyers that burned out over spring bidding wars may pop back into the market to take advantage. With regard to homes that are Still on My List, I have a few price changes, new contracts, and final sales to report so be sure to scroll down below featured properties.

THIS WEEK IN THE HEIGHTS
The virtual format continues at the Houston Heights Association Monthly Meeting and this week they are going to the dogs. Featured guests include Stephanie Benette, media personality and dog trainer who will speak on “Believe in Dog Training”, and, Salese Zeman from Friends for Life will also be on hand to tell us “3 things you don’t know about your pet (that your pet wishes you knew!)”. Bring your canine companions with you to the Zoom meeting! Doggy door prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting. Monday, 6/14, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Click here for the details.

Also, of note, it’s Junk Waste month and pickup is this Wednesday. Junk is defined as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material. You can discard tree waste as well but it will not be recycled.

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


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Becky Davis
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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

4605 Michaux
Presented by Boulevard Realty

4605 Michaux: $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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4305 Julian
Presented by Keller Williams

4305 Julian: $574,000

  • Cash subdivision
  • Craftsman bungalow c.1930
  • 2/2, 1311 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Renovated and expanded in 2007
  • New appliances added in 2015, new HVAC in 2019
  • Small green space with pergola and water feature
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car pavilion-style carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Park your car or your friends in the pavilion-style carport with tiled floor and ceiling fan.

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914 Woodland
Presented by Compass RE

941 Woodland: $625,000

  • Woodson Place
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1340 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Older kitchen and bath updates
  • Beautifully landscaped front yard
  • Back deck plus flagstone patio, green space in front
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Located on a beautiful tree-lined block. Enjoy people watching from the oversized front porch.

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201 E 5th
Presented by Neartown Realtors

201 E 5th St: $649,900

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Cottage c. 1910
  • 2/2, 1228 sq ft on 3300 sq ft lot
  • Renovated in 2020
  • Fenced greenspace, front and side yards
  • Flagstone courtyard
  • Guesthouse (Efficiency with full bath and loft bedroom)
  • Curbed street and parking pads provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Located at the corner of 5th and Harvard, this cute cottage is just a few blocks away from Harvard Elementary, Donovan Park and Heights Merchantile.

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701 Ridge
Presented by Compass RE

701 Ridge: $659,000

  • Woodland Terrace
  • Brick bungalow c.1920
  • 2/1, 1364 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated in 2001, current updates=paint
  • Mock fireplace
  • Graveled side yard (unfenced green-space in front)
  • Garage APT (600 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, and bath)
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

This is not the original front elevation of the house. At some point the porch was taken in to provide an extra room. The garage apartment was recently renovated.

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3516 Pineridge
Presented by Compass RE

3516 Pineridge: $849,000

  • Norhill (south of 11th St)
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1929
  • 3/2, 1940 sq ft on 5350 sq ft lot
  • Expanded and renovated in 2012
  • The second floor is the primary suite
  • Bright and white
  • Back deck with a lovely small yard
  • Gated driveway access to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

The stamped concrete drive enhances the already great curb appeal. I really like this block. On one side you have primarily renovated bungalows and on the other is the backside of Hogg Elementary.  Easy walk to restaurants on 11th & Studewood

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114 Payne
Presented by Bernstein Realty

114 Payne: $899,000

  • German Historic District
  • Bungalow c.1930
  • 4/3, 2574 sq ft on 5100 sq ft lot
  • Renovated and expanded in 2010
  • Primary bedroom plus 1 secondary bedroom up, 2 bedrooms down
  • Office/study
  • Tiled patio with outdoor fireplace plus small grassy area
  • Secured driveway parking
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

According to the Germantown inventory of homes, this home is not a contributing structure in the historic district. This could be because it was originally a Queen Anne bungalow that has undergone substantial modification to the front elevation.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

1635 Harvard
Presented by Keller Williams Realty

PRICE REDUCED

1635 Harvard: $584,000 was $599,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1/1, 1618 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Older kitchen and bath updates
  • 2nd-floor flex room
  • Back deck and pool-sized yard
  • Driveway & alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Since there is alley access to the garage, consider taking up the driveway to increase green space. Grass = gold!

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Presented by Orchard Brokerage

PRICE REDUCED

724 W Temple: $589,000 was $600,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1298 sq ft on 5616 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen, renovated primary bath
  • Open concept living area
  • Back yard with deck, patio area, and green space
  • Gated driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Curb appeal in spades! I love the new exterior paint with blue trim. This charmer is located just steps from Proctor Plaza Park and Community Center which offers a playground, tennis courts, sports field, and outdoor pavilion

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Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

PRICE REDUCED

121 E 10th St: $1,100,000 was $1,125,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne c. 1900
  • 3/3, 2464 sq ft on 8200 sq ft lot
  • Wrap-around front porch
  • Kitchen and bath updates (renovated primary bath)
  • Primary & 1 additional bedroom up, 1 secondary bedroom on first floor
  • Gorgeous, huge, landscaped yard
  • Unfinished garage APT-22×21
  • Gated access with auto gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

This house offers stunning architectural details including transom windows, antique pocket doors, and 3 mock fireplaces, each with unique antique mantels.

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1107 Winston
Presented by Circa Realty

OPTION PENDING

1107 Winston: $475,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1925
  • 2/1, 852 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $475,000
  • Days on Market: 26

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Presented by Gary Greene Better Homes and Gardens

OPTION PENDING

2402 Rutland: $989,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Queen Anne Bungalow c. 1908
  • 3/3, 2708 sq ft on 5400 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $989,000
  • Days on Market: 13

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Presented by Boulevard Realty

OPTION PENDING

712 E 24th St: $1,079,900

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modern Farmhouse c. 2018 by Modern Heights Homes
  • 3/3/1, 3272 sq ft on 4500 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $1,079,900
  • Days on Market: 3

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Presented by Circa Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

1022 E 6th 1/2 St: $1,375,000

  • Norhill
  • Craftsman c. 2008 by Allegro Bldrs
  • 4/3/2, 3729 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $1,375,000
  • Days on Market: 3

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Going, Going Gone!

Presented by Threshold Realty

912 Pizer: $560,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Brick bungalow c.1921
  • 2/2, 1149 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 97%
  • Original List Price:  $575,000
  • Days on Market:  4
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $5,000

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Image 820 E 25th St
Presented by Compass

820 E 25th St: $675,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modern Farmhouse c. 2013 by FHG Houston
  • 4/3/1, 2612 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 100%
  • Original List Price:  $675,000
  • Days on Market:  6

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Presented by Compass

818 Allston: $799,990

  • Houston Heights (not in a historic district)
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 1390 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 84%
  • Original List Price:  $950,000
  • Days on Market:  105

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Presented by Greenwood King Properties

614 E 13th St: $831,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Articulated Craftsman bungalow c. 1930
  • 3/3, 2011 sq ft on 5001 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 104%
  • Original List Price:  $799,999
  • Days on Market:  4
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $5,000

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Presented by Norhill Realty

915 Tulane: $1,100,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2011 by GTB Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2711 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • List to Sell Ratio: 105%
  • Original List Price:  $1,050,000
  • Days on Market:  2
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $7,000

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