09/19/14 12:55pm

331 6th Street Southeast

This house is located at 331 6th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“BRENT BOUND VICTORIAN BEAUTY – Light-filled & Spacious! 3BR/3.5BA (en suite master bath + walk-in closet / crib room / office), updated, charming and very well located – HWF, 2XFP, open PLAN W/ high ceilings, crown molding, Gourmet kit w/ steel+stone+htd flr, pantry+halfbath, Cnctd LL 1BR/1BA w/ CofO, private patio+BBQ deck. ENVIABLE LOCATION-1BLK TO METRO, 2BLK to EM + BarracksRow! Open Sun 2-4!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $935,000.

The reader asks “Am I crazy, or will this get bid up to well over a mill?”

09/19/14 12:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Last week I had my driver’s window smashed and my car rummaged through. Mine was one of three cars that got hit. Unfortunate, but I’m resigned to the fact that this is a reality of having a car in the city.

I was parked overnight in a different zone than I am registered in. I came to my car to move it early in the morning, well within the allowed time. However finding my car as it was, I couldn’t move it and arranged for a glass repair company to come and fix it early that afternoon. When I returned to my car to meet the repair man, I had a parking ticket.

I certainly was parked in that zone beyond when other zones are allowed to park there. I thought, surely if parking enforcement saw a car broken into with a smashed window, they’d give some sort of grace period. Or at least find it in their heart to give me a break. No such luck! Any potential I can challenge this? Any idea if there’s some sort of exception to the zoned rules considering extenuating circumstances?”

09/19/14 12:10pm

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This weekend is just ridiculously packed with good stuff – here’s one more. From Fiesta DC:

“Fiesta DC Latino Festival has been held each year in Washington DC for forty-three years. It is an annual celebration of Latino culture that features a Parade of Nations that displays and preserves the Native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as contemporary local groups from civic organizations, schools, and performers. The Parade of nations will take place on Constitution Avenue Through partnerships established with the festival’s sponsors, Fiesta DC 2014 will host a variety of entities that will provide educational and community information to the event attendees.

Fiesta DC 2014 Parade will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Parade will start at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW , and will travel east to 14th Street NW.”

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09/19/14 11:05am

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From an incident on H Street, NE earlier in the week

The week started with a serious dirt bike accident in Columbia Heights, followed by scenes of 100+ ATVs and Dirt Bikes spotted all over town and ends with, as predicted by many, a very serious incident injuring a pedestrian.

WJLA reported:

“[The driver of the motorbike] popped the wheelie and I guess her shirt or something got caught on his handlebars and he lifted her into the air with the bike and somehow the bike threw her off, right in front of my car,” he recalled. “I seen her, like a bullet comes toward my car, so I stepped on the brakes.”

Cheek said he found her partially underneath his car, not moving. Her injuries were extensive – a broken pelvic bone, broken tailbone and a left broken leg, among other injuries.

In the meantime, her cousin said the biker crashed as well – but she said he stood up, looked back and laughed before jumping on the other rider’s bike and escaped.

Read the full report here.

After reading that story a reader writes:

“After last night’s incident, which could have in all likelihood killed this victim , I would like to know how we as a community can ban together and get some serious changes to the laws and enforcement. We cannot sit back and watch these people terrorize our neighborhoods and streets any longer without consequence. Why does it take a near fatal hit and run to bring about change?”

Another reader shares a conversation they had with MPD after the earlier reports posted here. MPD responded:

“I understand your frustration and don’t agree that we are more concerned about illegal riders than residents…we are acting within our scope of policy and safety for all ….we will continue to use surveillance via the helicopter and try to identify the perpetrators/arrest when we can …. Also seize those vehicles that are on public space when able to do such safely .. This is a challenge for all of law enforcement.

you may call 911 and MPD would respond to this however we will not pursue them/chase them around the streets.”

09/19/14 10:45am

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. 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: 326 A St SE
Legal Subdivision: Capitol Hill
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Basement: Yes Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,000,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,000,000.
List Date: 6/24/2014
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $1,253,260.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/5/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: Yes

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

PoPville original commenters to last week’s GDoN Revisited were completely on target with the expectation that the H Street area property would escalate above list price. The ultimate price of today’s subject historic property, a stone’s throw from the Library of Congress, will likely surprise a lot of people.

The property is situated on an over 4000 square foot lot, which is zoned R-4 and located in a designated historic district. The unconfirmed assumption is that the property has been acquired by a developer. This was the largest lot size recently transferred on Capitol Hill. Two properties with lots over 3000 square feet have settled on Capitol Hill since the beginning of the year.

Here are some news clippings referencing the property going back to the 1930’s, courtesy of a blog called “A Street SE: The History of a Capitol Hill Street”.

The listing agent was Betty Gee of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Phyllis Jane Young of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.

09/19/14 10:15am

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13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW via Aria’s website.

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“I wonder if they’re being pushed or are jumping. I hope there’s something interesting in the wings for such a tough but cool space.”

Aria tweeted earlier this week:

“After 10 years, Aria will be closing its doors on Sept 30. Thank you to our patrons and employees for their support over the years.”

Anyone check them out?

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09/19/14 9:45am

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