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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for the Week of June 27 2021: Fresh 5 + The Rest of the Story...

2036 Harvard

Hello BBBB Friends:

For a week sandwiched between 2 holiday weeks, there was quite a bit of listing and sales activity. I have 5 new listings to share with you offering a variety of home styles, locations, and price points. 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.

THE REST OF THE STORY

With only about 2 months of inventory on hand, it is definitely a seller’s market. If you read the hype in the press, homes are flying off the market with multiple offers at over ask prices before the ink is dry on the listing. This is pretty discouraging to sellers whose homes didn’t experience this phenomenon.  Actually, these sellers have plenty of company! As of today, 49% are either still on the market or have terminated or been withdrawn. Only 34% “flew off the market” in 7 days or less!

OPTION PENDING

CURRENT STATUS AS OF JUNE 27#%
ACTIVE6036%
UNDER CONTRACT 0-7 DAYS5734%
UNDER CONTRACT 8-30 DAYS2414%
UNDER CONTRACT 31+ DAYS53%
TERMINATED/WITHDRAWN2213%

For homes that closed in May, on average, buyers paid list price. However, for homes that went under contract within the first week on market, there was an average 2% premium. This is consistent with the prior month. The sales-to-list price range was 92%-123%. The award for highest over-ask-sale price for May goes to 211 E 22nd Street that sold for $115,100 over list price, a whopping 123%!

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


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The Week’s Featured Properties

803 Enid
Presented by Compass RE

803 Enid: $435,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1360 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths, freshly painted
  • Backyard: raised deck, pebbled patio area, green space
  • Small office with built in desk
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Walk or ride your bike to Montie Beach Park which offers a playground, 0.84-mile hike and bike trail, lighted tennis courts, and a lighted sports field. Venture a bit farther to find popular restaurants (Pinkerton’s BBQ, Spanish Flowers, Hughies, and more!) and, the new farmer’s market.

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931 Key
Presented by Douglas Joseph Realty

931 Key: $799,999

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 3/3, 1669 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/expanded 2021
  • Primary suite
  • Flex room
  • Covered back porch and green space
  • Driveway access to 1 car detached cedar carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

It’s always great to see an expanded Norhill home with functional back yard space. The cedar carport provides additional space to party on the patio.

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411 E 24th
Presented by Hometown America Incorporated

411 E 24th St: $865,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2007 by Nautilus Ventures
  • 3/2/1 2883 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches
  • Updates include interior and exterior paint and new roof
  • Gameroom/additional living area up
  • Screened-in porch ❤️ connects home to garage ☂️
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Just a bit of green space but Halbert Park which offers basketball, tennis courts, and a playground, is just a few blocks away.

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527 Columbia
BHGRE Gary Greene

527 Columbia: $1,200,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Contemporary/Modern c. 2007
  • 3/3/1, 2338 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen remodel 2020, updated baths
  • Primary suite up with balcony and flex area
  • 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Pool house- approx 300 sq ft
  • Decked back yard with saltwater lap POOL and spa
  • Small private grassy area in front
  • Alley access to 2 car carport
  • Front driveway and curbed street provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Contemporary homes are not common in the Heights but they are popular. The whole house generator came in handy during the freeze in February and offers peace of mind this hot summer with the threat of rolling blackouts.

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2036 Harvard
Presented by Compass RE

2036 Harvard: $1,250,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Colonial cottage c. 1939
  • 3/2/1, 3210 sq ft on 13,200 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Primary suite down plus 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Large paneled study
  • Large sunroom
  • Huge front and back yards plus back deck
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to attached/detached 3 car carport and 1 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The yard is the thing with this charming Colonial.

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This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

Presented by Area Texas Realty

PRICE REDUCED

1003 E 14th St: $574,900 was $585,000

  • 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 531 Merrill
Presented by Compass

531 Merrill: $1,399,900 was $1,474,999

  • Woodland Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2012 by Mazzarino
  • 4/3/1, 3908 sq ft on 5842 sq ft lot
  • Formal living and dining rooms
  • Master suite with nursery/sitting area
  • POOL/spa with turfed lawn
  • Driveway access to a front-loading attached garage
  • Double driveway and curbed street provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Exterior and interior transom windows maximize natural light and add a touch of early 20th-century charm.

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923 Pizer
Presented by Compass RE

PENDING CONTINUE TO SHOW

923 Pizer: $499,999

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 959 sq ft on 5200 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $499,999
  • Days on Market: 9

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1129 Peddie
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

OPTION PENDING

1129 Peddie: $535,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 3/2, 1444 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $535,000
  • Days on Market: 3

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4305 Julian
Presented by Keller Williams

OPTION PENDING

4305 Julian: $574,000

  • Cash subdivision
  • Craftsman bungalow c.1930
  • 2/2, 1311 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $574,000
  • Days on Market: 9

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1141 E 16th
Presented by Realm Real Estate

OPTION PENDING

1141 E 16th St: $715,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  • 3/2, 1591 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $715,000
  • Days on Market: 5

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Presented by Greenwood King Properties

PENDING

1233 Rutland: $775,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1935
  • 3/2, 1625 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $775,000
  • Days on Market: 2

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3516 Pineridge
Presented by Compass RE

OPTION PENDING

3516 Pineridge: $849,000

  • Norhill (south of 11th St)
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1929
  • 3/2, 1940 sq ft on 5350 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $849,000
  • Days on Market: 13

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Image 2222 Oxford
Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

OPTION PENDING

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
  • Original List Price: $2,600,000
  • Days on Market: 13

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Going, Going Gone!

Presented by eXp Realty

SOLD

208 E 8th St: $657,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne c. 1906
  • 3/3, 1962 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $650,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 101%
  • Original List Price:  $650,000
  • Days on Market:  6

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Presented by Advocate Properties

SOLD

1021 Arlington: $700,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c.1920
  • 2/2, 1590 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $649,900
  • List to Sell Ratio: 108%
  • Original List Price:  $649,900
  • Days on Market:  4

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Presented by Compass RE

SOLD

815 W Melwood: $700,000

  1. Norhill Historic District
  2. Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  3. 2/2, 1248 sq ft on 5512 sq ft lot
  4. Price at Time of Contract: $665,000
  5. List to Sell Ratio: 105%
  6. Original List Price:  $665,000
  7. Days on Market:  5
  8. Seller Contribution to Buyer Closing Costs: $7,500

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Presented by Compass

SOLD

622 E 14th St: $755,000 PENDING

  • Kutschbach
  • Farmhouse c. 1925
  • 4/2, 1530 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $775,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 97%
  • Original List Price:  $775,000
  • Days on Market:  23

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Presented by Compass RE

SOLD

807 Nicholson: $830,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Contemporary/Modern c. 2017 by iBuild Concepts
  • 3/3/1, 2326 sq ft on 2740 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $789,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 105%
  • Original List Price:  $789,000
  • Days on Market:  2

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Presented by Compass RE

SOLD

429 Teetshorn: $860,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 2016 by Ridgewater Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2262 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $799,900
  • List to Sell Ratio: 108%
  • Original List Price:  $799,900
  • Days on Market:  3

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Presented by Beth Wolff Realtors

SOLD

628 E 10th 1/2 St: $1,550,000

  • Houston Heights (Stude)
  • Greek Revival c. 2016
  • 4/4/1, 3503 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $1,489,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 104%
  • Original List Price:  $1,489,000
  • Days on Market:  3

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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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