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 Monthly Sales

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on September 13, 2014
Heights Monthly Sales

Heights Home Sales for August are Still Strong Sales are strong, inventory is getting better; new home construction is going crazy. That about sums it up; no use expounding any more. Another aspect that is still constant: the average ratio of list price to sales price is still 1.0. This means that “on average” homes sell […]

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Starting Prices for Heights New Homes

Filed in Heights Price Trends by on September 12, 2014
Starting Prices for Heights New Homes

Starting Prices are High for Heights Homes Today’s reality: Heights land prices are way up; multiple homes are being squeezed onto smaller lots. I recently sold a 6000 SF lot in Sunset Heights (actually 2 lots-each 3000 SF) for $325,000. That’s $54/SF! A year ago you could have bought in premier Woodland Heights for that price. […]

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Before & After: Renovation of Heights Historic District Home

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on August 20, 2014
Before & After: Renovation of Heights Historic District Home

1845 Harvard is a restored/expanded home in Historic Heights East. This 4 minute slideshow gives views of the original house and shots during the renovation. Renovating any old home is a work of love. Tackling a project of historical significance takes caring, a lot of knowledge, and a group of skilled, dedicated craftsmen. Add the complexity of doing […]

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Heights Luxury Homes -Million Dollars Plus

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on August 4, 2014
Heights Luxury Homes -Million Dollars Plus

How Many Million Dollar Homes are Sold in Heights? I’ve written about high-end Heights homes before, but now they are more common. 5 years ago you would have had a hard time finding such a home in the Heights. There might be one for sale, but typically it was very old, very large, and was […]

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Garden Oaks Lot for Sale – 951 W 42nd St

Filed in Garden Oaks Homes for Sale by on July 12, 2014
Garden Oaks Lot for Sale – 951 W 42nd St

Garden Oaks Lot for New Construction November Update.  The third time was the charm on this house. The first two buyers jumped in without first determining if they could build what they wanted. They then backed out. Oh well, we got decent option money and a survey out of it. It closed back on 11/08 for […]

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Historic Heights Buildings

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on May 31, 2014
Historic Heights Buildings

The Houston Press just published in their blog the Top 10 Heights Historic Buildings. Most of these are iconic Heights buildings, but you never get tired of seeing and reading about them. A couple shown on their site are not the usual. See all ten here: Rest of the Best: Houston’s Top 10 Historic Heights Buildings […]

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Unique Heights Homes-Old Storefronts

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 29, 2014
Unique Heights Homes-Old Storefronts

Old Storefronts are Truly Unique Heights Homes Note: These old storefronts are located in Houston Heights and Woodland Heights See my pages on each neighborhood. I am not a history buff, but I love old buildings and old houses. That’s why I live in the Heights and became a Realtor.. The Heights has a lot of […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Awarded Honor in Harris Poll Equitrends

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 26, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Awarded Honor in Harris Poll Equitrends

Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway are certainly two of the most recognized names in the world. Being a real estate network affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway helps too. The Houston Chronicle recently did an article on the latest recognition: The new real estate brokerage network ,Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, recently announced it was named “Real Estate Agency […]

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Timbergrove, Cottage Grove & More-Price Trends

Filed in Timbergrove & Lazybrook Homes for Sale by on May 24, 2014
Timbergrove, Cottage Grove & More-Price Trends

This is my last post on the Chronicle’s Price Trend Survey done recently. My first (May 15th)  post gave info on Oak Forest, Garden Oaks and other close-in neighborhoods surrounding the Heights. The next post (May 17th) covered some of the myriad Heights neighborhoods. Both of these posts covered adjacent groups of neighborhoods. This last […]

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Ugly Realtor Photos

Filed in Heights News & Events by on May 23, 2014
Ugly Realtor Photos

My pet peeve…ugly Realtor photos (Not actually “of” Realtors, but ugly house photos “by” them). I have written about this before and will again. I realize that we can’t take great photos of everything, but the photos shouldn’t feature the street, garbage cans, closets, etc. They should also be in focus, not shot with your […]

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