12/19/14 10:40am

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Featured Property: 521 Tennessee Ave NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.1 Parking: Street Basement: Full Unfinished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $619,500.
List Price at Contract: $619,500.
List Date: 10/30/2014
Days on Market: 20
Settled Sales Price: $620,500.
Seller Subsidy: $18,837.28
Settlement Date: 12/16/2014
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) looked at a small home in Old City #2 in Northwest DC. This week’s subject property is in NE, in Old City #1, and although on the smallish side, does have an unfinished basement that provides laundry space, as well as storage (which is super helpful when living in a small space).

The home last sold in 2008 for net $454,816. in what appears to be about the same condition that it is in now. For those who do not recall, the DC real estate market six years ago was in a very different place. Of course, since that timeframe, H Street has hit its stride, in addition to the market returning to a high demand cycle.

In 1998, this home was on the market for nearly a month and did not sell until the price was dropped to $149,000. At that time, it ultimately sold for $142,500.

The listing agent was James Dean with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PerFed Realty. Joe Mascio with Real Living at Home represented the buyer in this transaction.

12/19/14 10:10am

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1658 Columbia Road NW via Potter’s House

From an email:

“After weathering some significant delays we are excited to announce that we are 6-8 weeks from reopening! As construction is wrapping up we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money for initial startup costs.

The Potter’s House is a not-for-profit café, bookstore, and event space Adams Morgan. Since opening its doors in 1960 it has been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation. After closing last year for major renovations we’re excited to reopen with a completely redesigned space and new offerings.

Cafe

The new menu will change seasonally, be sourced locally whenever possible, and draw from the diverse cultural and culinary streams that make our city great. Daily pay-what-you-can items will ensure that all who enter our doors can enjoy a delicious meal. A third wave coffee and tea program will feature Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Tea.

Books

The bookstore will focus on social issues, cultural studies and progressive spirituality. And we’ll offer curated selections of literary fiction and poetry, alongside great books for children and youth.

Community

Community is at the heart of this entire project. We want to be a catalyst for justice and healing in DC through our programs and gatherings. Our discussion tables, issue forums, and film screenings will amplify efforts for social justice and explore the spiritual practices and cultural traditions that sustain them. Our live music, spoken word and storytelling nights, and rotating gallery will highlight the diversity of the city and celebrate its creativity.”

12/19/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  nevermindtheend

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.

12/19/14 9:10am

From DC Water:

The Do Not Drink Advisory remains in effect until further notice. DC Water crews flushed an expanded area of the distribution system last night and into this morning in an attempt to clean the system. The Authority is conducting further testing.

DC Water, EPA, DDOE and other DC agencies continue to work together to investigate. DC Water is asking the public to contact the Authority at 202-612-3400 if they are aware of any potential petroleum leaks in the area.

Water will be available for customers affected by the Advisory until further notice. Customers should bring water containers, such as reusable water bottles or other large water receptacles to the Quench Buggy, which is located at O Street, NW between 6th and 7th Street today.

IMPORTANT: The impact area changed slightly as of 6:30 pm last night. Customers in the additional area were notified door-to-door last night. The map will be updated as the investigation better defines the affected area.

Current directional boundaries are as follows:
South — Q St. NW and Rhode Island Ave. NW
East — New Jersey Ave NW
West — 13th St. NW
North — S St. NW (between 9th St. NW and 13th St. NW) and T St. NW (between 7th St. NW and 9th St. NW) and Florida Ave NW (between 7th St. and New Jersey Ave. NW)

Customers in other areas of the District of Columbia are not affected and can continue to use their water as usual. DC Water advises customers in the impact area to use bottled water for drinking and cooking until testing confirms that the water is safe. To minimize any health risk, follow the instructions outlined below: (more…)

12/18/14 10:22pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From the Mayor’s office:

“Two websites went online today to chronicle the work of the Administration of Mayor Vincent C. Gray. Both websites – mayorgrayarchive.dc.gov and vincegray.org – give visitors access to a plethora of information related to the accomplishments and progress made during Gray’s term. They include links to key mayor’s orders, legislation, speeches, and action plans.”

So at the end of the day – what do you think of Mayor Gray’s performance? What was his greatest accomplishment? Where did he fail? Is the District (are you) better off than it was four years ago?