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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:

Java Java Cafe for Sale in Heights

Filed in Heights News & Events by on October 16, 2014
Java Java Cafe for Sale in Heights

Heights Land for Sale…Java Java Cafe The venerable (venerable being anything that has been in the Heights longer than than I have) Java Java Cafe is on the market for sale. The funky little 1940’s building isn’t worth a lot, but the 17,000+SF lot is valuable. The Heights is a now premier destination  for commercial […]

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Woodland Heights Re-hab House

Filed in Woodland Heights Homes by on October 10, 2014
Woodland Heights Re-hab House

Looking for a Woodland Heights Bungalow? 11/30/14 Update: This house listed for $425,000 and sold for $475,000. It was purchased by Heights Construction who plans to remodel and put back on the market. The house went under contract immediately (multiple offers) but took a while to close. 501 Euclid St. is a 2/1 bungalow with […]

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Norhill Bungalow Home Tour 2014

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 22, 2014
Norhill Bungalow Home Tour 2014

It’s time…the bi-annual Norhill Bungalow tour is Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Noon-6pm. Advanced tickets can be purchased now for $20, or procrastinate and pay $25 at the door. Norhill is  a bungalow neighborhood.  A few cottages and foursquares are mixed in, but the predominant style is the Craftsman bungalow. Many of the homes of this 1920’s neighborhood came from […]

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Heights Project Approved Over HAHC Denial

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 19, 2014
Heights Project Approved Over HAHC Denial

HAHC’s Denial of Yale St. Project Overturned Everyone living in the Heights has heard stories of struggles with the HAHC (Houston Historical & Archeological Society). These are the gate keepers who issue the Certificate of Appropriateness for any project in a historic district. Without this COA, nothing can be built or remodeled in a historic district. […]

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Houston Heights Renovation Process

Filed in Heights News & Events by on September 19, 2014
Houston Heights Renovation Process

See Video of Remodel Process HDT Builder’s renovation of 1539 Rutland St is complete. This Heights Historic District home is described in a previous post. Renovating and expanding an old Victorian is not for the beginner; nor is it for those without experienced crews. This is HDT Builder’s third remodel in the Heights. To  level […]

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1539 Rutland St – Heights Renovation

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on September 18, 2014
1539 Rutland St – Heights Renovation

  HDT Builder’s third renovation in the Heights is complete! 1539 Rutland St, in Houston Heights is a Victorian home that has been transformed from a neglected house to a show piece. April 2016 Update: All of these homes by HDT have sold long ago but they have 4 new homes at 212-224 W 24th St. Prices:$650K to […]

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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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