Heights Real Estate Blog

Heights Real Estate Blog

Trying to figure out where to buy inside the loop or near the Heights? This blog gives the latest posts on different neighborhood events, pricing, etc.

For detailed neighborhood information with prices, home styles,  MLS  Search,  etc., see my page on the Heights and Greater Heights. This describes many of the various “Heights” neighborhoods.

For other areas outside the Heights see the page on Areas Near the Heights.

Lastly, to tie all the neighborhoods together see my Interactive Heights Map.

You may also scroll through the latest posts below:

Heights Home Sales after Harvey

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on September 15, 2017
Heights Home Sales after Harvey

Heights Home Sales after Harvey Should be Good This storm was horrible on people’s property and lives all over the city and surrounding counties. In the Heights though we were mostly high and dry (well, maybe not dry, but not under several feet of water). Thus the Heights homes on the market, or going on […]

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Little Heights Flooding with Harvey

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights by on September 14, 2017
Little Heights Flooding with Harvey

Minimal Heights Flooding with Harvey The Heights is named that for a reason. The Heights was built on much higher ground than the low, swampy, mosquito-infested area around Allen’s Landing… the new city of Houston. If the Heights ever floods, it means downtown Houston would be 20-30 feet under water. Other than the usual low […]

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Houston Heights Historical Design Guidelines

Houston Heights Historical Design Guidelines

Houston Heights Historical Design Guidelines-Draft 2 The first draft of the Heights historical design guidelines  were presented back in August. See my post here. The second draft of this has been issued and is awaiting a comment period before being presented to City Council for approval. The full guidelines pdf are here So what are […]

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Houston Heights New Home Prices – 2017

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on August 22, 2017
Houston Heights New Home Prices – 2017

New Home Prices are Confusing I make sense out of Houston Heights new home prices by categorizing according to lot size. The bigger the lot, the bigger and more expensive the new home. Since land cost is huge in the Heights ($50-$80/SF) compared to suburbs ($3-$4/SF) it is getting to be a luxury to have […]

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Rental Property Near Downtown & Washington Ave

Filed in For Rent by on August 22, 2017
Rental Property Near Downtown & Washington Ave

Rental Property Near Downtown-Available Now This Craftsman bungalow was totally remodeled several years ago and converted into a duplex.  It is now a rental property near downtown. Huge front porch, fenced yard, fenced parking,  2 bedrooms, ~1000 SF. $1495/month. Security deposit is one month rent. 2309 A Colorado: Gorgeous 2 BR Duplex for Rent $1495/Mo Note: […]

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What are Home Costs in Woodland Heights?

Filed in Woodland Heights Homes by on June 27, 2017
What are Home Costs in Woodland Heights?

Home Costs in Woodland Heights Home costs in Woodland Heights are expensive. It is one of the premier areas of the Heights. People buy here for various reasons: To be zoned to exemplary Travis Elementary. Most of the Woodland Heights area (multiple small subdivisions) is zoned to Travis. For the uniformity of the neighborhood (lots of 1920’s […]

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Heights Blvd. Art-on Display Again

Filed in The Heights & Greater Heights, Uncategorized by on June 20, 2017
Heights Blvd. Art-on Display Again

Heights Blvd. Art Art can be seen all over the Heights. It is found in yards and galleries in the area. For the 4th consecutive year, Heights Blvd. art makes an appearance. This year’s Art Trek again shows us why we love the Heights. Just walk down Heights Boulevard and enjoy the large pieces on […]

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Guidelines for New Construction in Historic Heights

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on June 15, 2017
Guidelines for New Construction in Historic Heights

Guidelines for New Construction just Issued The pdf of the Guidelines  can be downloaded here. These guidelines are part of the comprehensive Preservation Guidelines I wrote about previously. Building a new home within the boundaries of a Houston Historic District has always been challenging…a guessing game. What is allowed and not allowed? The only way to know […]

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Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines-Issued

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on June 13, 2017
Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines-Issued

Draft of Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines The draft of  Houston Heights Preservation Guidelines were issued on June 20th and are attached below. See previous post on Design Guidelines Presentation. These Preservation Guidelines are designed specifically for the 3 Houston Heights Historic Districts East, West, South. (Others will be produced for remaining historic districts.) These guidelines […]

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Houston Heights Historic Guidelines Update

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on June 9, 2017
Houston Heights Historic Guidelines Update

Houston Heights Historic Guidelines to be Issued 06/20/17 The long awaited Houston Heights Historic Guidelines (draft) will be presented on June 20th, 2017 at the Heights Fire Station. The meeting will be from 6-8 pm  at 107 W 12th St., in Houston Height. (Yale at W 12th St). This doesn’t seem like nearly enough time to present […]

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