116 12th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 116 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautifully 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse Style Condo Minutes to Capitol Hill, NATS stadium, and METRO. Hardwood floors in living room and main areas. Large living room with bay window, two-sided fireplace, and beautiful exposed brick walls. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, and ceramic tiling. Bedroom with deck access and full bathroom. Large den area with shelving, fireplace,”

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

08/28/15 2:24pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

From one of the garden haul posts:

“Following the entries, could you post on open thread on gardening advice for DC? I attempted to grow tomatoes and some herbs in my front garden this year, and got about 2 weeks of good growth before they withered and died (despite frequent watering). Would love to hear some tips from those with green thumbs!”

08/28/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

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08/28/15 1:05pm

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Across the street from Room 11 at 3301 11th Street, NW at Lamont

Thanks to a tipster for sending word, and other very reliable sources confirm, a new market with wine and beer (and lots more) is coming to the old Arthur’s space from some of the owners of Room 11. Lots more info when more details are known. But given that it’s coming from folks affiliated with Room 11 – I’m gonna mark this as very, very promising. Stay tuned.

08/28/15 12:45pm

This house is located at 1801 Clydesdale Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Sophisticated studio in The Saxony! Features include parquet floors, modern kitchen, and open floor plan. Bathroom is roomy and has bright white tile, unit also has enormous walk-in closet. Located in the heart of Adams Morgan, close to Rock Creek Park & National Zoo.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $149,900 ($298 monthly fee.)

08/28/15 12:15pm

Person First Project is a photo blog that seeks to give those currently or formerly experiencing homelessness in D.C. the chance to share their stories. In doing this, we hope to reduce the barriers that separate people in D.C. and spark a dialogue. The Person First Project aims to connect us – and to make us all feel a bit more human.

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“There were days when I first became homeless, like on a Sunday, when there was literally nothing to do. I had an abscess in my tooth, couldn’t go to the dentist. It was November; it was cold. I went and slept on a park bench ‘cause I needed to sleep. I woke up and I’m like, ‘It’s not hurting as bad, I’m okay, I can yank it. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”

What’s your biggest challenge?

“Me, and my mind. One of my biggest hurdles is not giving up. Because it’s like, ‘What’s the use? Why breathe?’ and then you’re right at the door, and then you can’t give up. I’m thinking about all the people who have been displaced through wars. I’m like, ‘You got it good. You’re still walking.’”

“I was diagnosed with mania associated with bipolar once. I have bouts of depression. When I have a bout of bipolar, I become very lethargic, I’m like, ‘I don’t wanna do anything.’ I didn’t know I was bipolar at the time, and it took me like a year and a half just to get over Paula.”

How did you find out?

“I needed some cash. PIW, which is the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, was doing a drug study. I didn’t have any medical benefits. I said, ‘Well dude, let me go find out how my health is.’ I went in, and I got diagnosed, and I was like, ‘Now that makes a lot of sense. Wow, why I’ll be pumped and then I can become depressed, and then the depression will stay with me. And that depression can become anger.’”

– Jerry

Author’s Note: The Person First Project interviewed Jerry at the Father McKenna Center, located at North Capitol and K Street NW.

08/28/15 11:45am

riyad
8th and Upshur St, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing from NBC Washington:

“Riyad Market at 800 Upshur St. NW was caught in October 2014 with more than 500 packets of illegal synthetic drugs, the AG said.

The store must vacate the property before November 13, as part of a court settlement, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Thursday. If the store owner stays, the property owners can have them evicted.”

Ed. Note: A prime property that could further add to the revitalization of the 800 block of Upshur St, NW. Looking forward to hearing who the new lessee will be.

08/28/15 11:10am

GDoN R

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1748 Corcoran Street NW #1A
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Dupont Circle
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Monthly condo fee: $566.13
Square footage: 500
Original List Price: $349,555
List Price at Contract: $349,555
List Date: 07/23/15
Days on Market: 3
Settled Sales Price: $375,000
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per square foot: $750.
Settlement Date: 08/24/15
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Last week’s Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) Original GDoN post looked at a slightly smaller condo priced nearly $100 per square foot less than the current subject property. The final price, at $75,000. over asking, may surprise commenters to the original GDoN post, who called the price high at list.

Located in the Corcoran Mews condo association, this unit is one of six in this boutique Victorian building. The earliest reported sale in this building is for this same unit, which sold in 1997 for $94,000. (it had been listed for $99,000.) It was sold again in 1999 for $135,500., then again in 2002 for $230,000. (list price $164,900.), and then again in 2004 for $300,000. (list price $269,000.)

The listing agent for this sale was David Getson with Compass. Gina Russo, also with Compass, represented the buyer in this transaction.