03/06/15 10:33am


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: 26 Q St NE #1
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Driveway/ Off Street Levels: 2 Square Footage: Not reported Ownership: Condo
Original List Price: $569,000.
List Price at Contract: $584,000.
List Date: 2/15/2014
Days on Market: 139
Settled Sales Price: $584,000.
Seller Subsidy: $15,500.
Settlement Date: 2/27/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Last week, Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) revisited a sale of a house in Eckington that sold for $595,000. The house was a smaller scale porch front at the north end of the neighborhood.

This property is a Victorian rowhome turned into two duplex condos. It is located at the south end of the neighborhood, on the unit block, with fairly easy access to NOMA and the New York Avenue Metro, as well as Bloomingdale’s Washington Firehouse Restaurant, Big Bear Café, the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market, and other amenities. This side of the neighborhood is heavy in the large bay front Victorians that are mirrored in Bloomingdale on the west side of North Cap.

You can see details for both units here.

The listing agent for this sale was Jason Martin with Keller Williams Capital Properties (per disclosure above, the same brokerage that the writer is affiliated with). Chad Dudley with Re/Max Realty Services represented the buyer in this transaction.

03/06/15 10:05am

1st and t st nw David f. And jaddams

Props to David F and jaddams who sculpted this, er uh, sculpture in Bloomingdale. It looks huge and must’ve taken quite an effort to build – so I’m gonna call it a bird and say well done! Although, maybe it’s a garden gnome?

03/06/15 9:40am

Photo by PoPville flickr user  Paul Sirajuddin

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

03/06/15 9:29am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley


“Metrobus service is transitioning from the current “moderate” snow plan to a light snow plan, with the goal of having service restored on all routes — with detours — by 10:30 a.m. today

Under the light snow plan, all Metrobus routes are in service. However, snow detours will continue in effect as shown on Metro’s website to keep buses away from hilly terrain, narrow streets and other problem areas. Riders are encouraged to check the webpage below and plan to board their bus outside of the detour zones:


Metro will alert riders on a route-by-route basis through MetroAlerts (email and text message) and Twitter as detours are cancelled and normal routing is restored. Metro is also advising bus riders of the potential for delays in service dued to traffic and road conditions. Customers can use NextBus for real-time arrival information to minimize their wait time.

MetroAccess service (for riders with disabilities) will be restored at noon today. The MetroAccess call center is open to assist customers with rescheduling their trips.

Metrorail is open and operating on a regular weekday schedule.”

03/06/15 6:35am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Friday, March 6th the Government of the District of Columbia will open with a two-hour delay.

The District’s snow emergency will be lifted at 9:30 a.m.

Trash Pick-Up
The DC Department of Public Works will attempt to pick up trash and recycling today. If trash and recycling pick-up is discontinued because of conditions, residents are asked to hold onto their items until their next collection day.”

From Alert DC:

“The Office of Personnel Management reports that Federal Agencies in the Washington, DC area are open under 2 hour delayed arrival and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.”

03/05/15 10:22pm

Rendering Atlantic Plumbing project by 9:30 Club

This week’s question comes from @ChloDubs:

“@PoPville idea for Friday Q: if you had the $, which building in DC would you most like to live in?”

We can make it a two parter – rental and/or condo building. Personally I’m pretty jealous of the new Atlantic project buildings going up by the 9:30 club. Though I’d also be pretty happy in one of those buildings in Navy Yard by Yards Park. And in terms of older buildings I have a soft spot for the Cairo in Dupont and the Dresden in Kalorama. What about you guys?

03/05/15 10:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Ed. Note: Props to @jpfetherston for keeping a good sense of humor about this!

Congrats to PoPville pick anon with:

“Steve didn’t love hand making the bitters, but it beat the hell out of harvesting the lamb hearts.”

Congrats to PoP pick Lyida with:

“Accio Balsamic Vinegar!”

Honorable mention to boss with:


Honorable mention too to Will with:

“Edward Swizzlehands auditions at Southern Efficiency: Thursday-Sunday!”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, onesies or tote bag.