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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for the Week of June 20, 2021: 7 Up + Heights RE Update

1233 Rutland

Hello BBBB Friends:

The number of months of inventory on hand for single-family homes in the Heights crept up to 2.5 months this week for the first time since March, most likely due to buyers heading out for summer vacations. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues through the summer. We had a healthy crop of new listings this week. I’ve selected 7 very nice bungalows again this week. 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.

HEIGHTS REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE
While not a record-breaking month, Heights area sales of single-family homes jumped 109% in sales volumes compared to the same month last year when real estate was still in the process of recovering from coronavirus-related lockdown orders. Consumers continued to take advantage of historically low-interest rates and snapped up an ever-dwindling supply of properties for sale. Limited supply, strong buyer demand, and increased construction costs all contributed to record-high home prices. The average sales price of $731,658 was 13% higher than the same month last year.

HEIGHTS* KEY MARKET INDICATORS

SINGLE FAMILY HOMESMAY 2021MAY 2020CHANGE
ACTIVE LISTINGS207332-37.7%
SALES11957108.8%
AVG SALES PRICE$731,658$645,90413.3%
MEDIAN SALES PRICE$623,000$575,0008.3%
AVG DAYS ON MARKET634637.0%
MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET1121-47.6%
CLOSE PRICE TO LIST PRICE10097.32.8%
Note: Median represents the “middle” number and gives a better representation of central tendency than average. For example, the median sales price is the figure at which half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less.

Have a Happy Father’s Day 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). 



The Week’s Featured Properties

923 Pizer
Presented by Compass RE

923 Pizer: $499,999

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 959 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Combination grass/gravel yard
  • Driveway access to 2 car oversized, detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Located half a block from Proctor Plaza Park and Community Center which offers lighted tennis courts, a playground, and an outdoor pavilion.

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1129 Peddie
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

1129 Peddie: $535,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 3/2, 1444 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • French doors separating the living and dining/kitchen areas are a nice feature
  • Primary suite up with 2 secondary bedrooms and bath down
  • Backyard: flagstone patio plus greenspace
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Located 2 blocks from award-winning Field Elementary and within walking/biking distance of popular Heights restaurants and Proctor Park.

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1141 E 16th
Presented by Realm Real Estate

1141 E 16th St: $715,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  • 3/2, 1591 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded and remodeled 2017
  • Original stove repurposed as cabinet/home bar
  • Original shiplap and clawfoot tub in the main bath
  • Backyard: Artificial turf and pergola patio
  • Driveway access from Studewood to 1 car garage and secured parking space
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The recent renovation added 300 sq ft for a primary suite with a walk-in closet. Attention was paid to modernizing while retaining the original charm. Located on the corner of 16th & Studewood just 2 blocks from Field Elementary.

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Presented by Greenwood King Properties

1233 Rutland: $775,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1935
  • 3/2, 1625 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Older kitchen and bath updates
  • Landscaped area w/pavers between house and garage
  • Fenced yard in front for green space
  • Garage APT (840 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, full bath & kitchen)
  • Unique driveway and alley access to 4 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

This is my cutie patootie pick of the week. Aside from its unique front elevation, the 4 car garage is an anomaly in the Heights. The garage features 2 bays accessed from the front driveway via automatic gate and 2 bays accessed from the alley. A 2 bedroom garage apartment with garage parking and washer/dryer hookups is a real find.

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Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

1325 Allston: $950,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 2212 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated c. 2000, recent updates=paint
  • Primary suite w/walk-in closet and bath
  • Light-filled family room with french doors opening to the back yard
  • Bricked back yard, fenced green space in front
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Parking pad and secure front parking for 1 car
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

12′ ceilings + transoms (many original) throughout contribute to the authenticity of the home.

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Presented by Compass RE

1407 Tulane: $1,295,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Articulated Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 4/3, 3308 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2015 by Heights Construction
  • Back porch & raised deck plus a generous strip of green
  • Primary bedroom + 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Additional secondary bedroom w/ensuite bath down
  • Office and game room
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage ☂️
  • Parking pads in front for 3+ vehicles
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

Curb appeal galore outside and chic design inside including stylish wallpapers and unique shiplap barn door between the kitchen and dining areas.

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Presented by Boulevard Realty

807 Woodland: $1,399,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Bungalow c. 1945
  • 5/3, 3612 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2018
  • Primary suite + 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Gameroom + 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Original glass front cabinetry between living and dining areas is classic craftsman design
  • Retractible glass doors open the family room to the back deck
  • Fenced green space in front
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car attached carport & 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

I reviewed this home in 2016 as a “serious fixer-upper”. The 2 front doors are a remnant from its days as a duplex. One of the doors currently provides private access to a bedroom. Duplexes were common in the Heights in the early 20th century as were bedrooms with an exterior door that could be rented.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

1107 Winston
Presented by Circa Realty

BACK ON MARKET

1107 Winston: $475,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1925
  • 2/1, 852 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen and bath
  • The back yard offers a deck and patio plus a small green space.
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • The garage is currently an air-conditioned flex space
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This small but adorable bungalow features doubles 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 Area Texas Realty

PRICE REDUCED

1003 E 14th St: $585,000 was $595,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Ranch style c. 1953
  • 2/2, 1227 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Recent to-the-studs renovation
  • Front and side yards for green space
  • Driveway access 2 car attached garage☂️
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Built after 1940, this home is not a contributing structure in the Norhill Historic District but is subject to Norhill deed restrictions. Prior to the renovation, this was a classic 50’s ranch-style home with wood paneling and an authentic pink-tiled bathroom.

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Image 2222 Oxford
Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

PRICE REDUCED

2222 Oxford: $2,600,000 was $2,750,000

  • Houston Heights
  • New Orleans inspired home c 2015
  • 4/5/1, 7292 sq ft on 10,000 sq ft lot
  • Front porch with 5 sets of doors w/transoms opening onto the porch
  • 1st-floor game room with full kitchen and bathroom
  • Primary bedroom on 2nd floor with living areas
  • 3 secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths additional flex space on 3rd floor
  • ELEVATOR ❤️
  • Covered outdoor entertaining with outdoor kitchen and fireplace
  • Saltwater POOL and spa
  • Driveway access with auto-gates to 3 car attached garages
  • Additional driveway parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This is one of only a handful of homes in the Heights over 7000 sq ft. Add a 10,000 sq ft lot and you get the Heights equivalent of an estate. This is a truly stunning property.

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Presented by Orchard Brokerage

OPTION PENDING

724 W Temple: $589,000

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

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914 Woodland
Presented by Compass RE

PENDING

941 Woodland: $625,000

  • Woodson Place
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1340 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $625,000
  • Days on Market: 3

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Presented by Greenwood King

PENDING CONTINUE TO SHOW

927 Louise: $650,000

  • Pineridge
  • Farmhouse-inspired c. 2017 by Southern Green Builders
  • 3/3/1, 2546 q ft on 3334 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $650,000
  • Days on Market: 10

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Presented by Vanacor Properties

OPTION PENDING

517 E 27th St: $990,900

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/3, 2908 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $990,900
  • Days on Market: 15

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Going, Going Gone!

4607 Pineridge
Presented by Greenwood King

4607 Pineridge: $551,007

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1926
  • 2/1, 1102 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $485,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 114%
  • Original List Price:  $485,000
  • Days on Market:  3

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516 Columbia
Presented by Boulevard Realty

517 Columbia: $655,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Folk Victorian bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1260 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $625,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 105%
  • Original List Price:  $625,000
  • Days on Market:  5
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $1,000

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1534 Nicholson
Presented by Compass Realty

1534 Nicholson: $775,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2005 by Bastion Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2220 sq ft on 3300 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $715,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 108%
  • Original List Price:  $715,000
  • Days on Market:  3

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Presented by Compass

1040 Dunbar: $780,000

  • Stude (Main/Cavalcade/Airline Triangle)
  • Farmhouse c. 1946
  • 3/2/1, 2776 sq ft on a 7500 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $775,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 101%
  • Original List Price:  $775,000
  • Days on Market:  3

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Presented by Beth Wolff Realtors

316 W 17th St: $900,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2011 by Sullivan Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2201 sq ft on 3400 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $799,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 113%
  • Original List Price:  $799,000
  • Days on Market:  3
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $5,000

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Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

1245 Tulane: $1,079,610

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1930
  • 4/3/1, 3216 sq ft on 6600 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:  5
  • Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $12,000

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Presented by Compass

1617 Columbia: $1,574,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Craftsman c. 2011 by Hersh & Zack Levitt
  • 4/3/1, 4380 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $1,574,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 96%
  • Original List Price:  $1,599,000
  • Days on Market:  49

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