07/25/14 10:50am


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Featured Property: 130 10th St SE
Legal Subdivision: Capitol Hill
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Square Footage per tax record: 1872
Original List Price: $869,000.
List Price at Contract: $869,000.
List Date: 5/29/2014
Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $845,000.
Seller Subsidy: $10,000.
Settlement Date: 7/15/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

This Capitol Hill rowhome close to Lincoln Park was on the market in February listed at $799,000., only to be removed from the market a week later. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the reason for the short initial listing period, but remember all that snow we had this winter? The home listed again in the Spring, $69,000. higher than previously.

There was some discussion in the comments on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post about the note in the listing that the property is being sold “AS IS”. Although often seen on distressed listings, having a seller explicitly state that they prefer an AS IS sale does not necessarily equate to something being materially wrong with the property. In a market with less than two months supply of active listing inventory (six months is generally considered a balanced market), it is not unusual for sellers to negotiate this term.

An AS IS contract on a property usually allows for a General Inspection Contingency. The General Inspection Contingency differs from the full blown Inspection Contingency in that the purchaser still conducts an inspection and the expectation of further negotiation over items requiring repair is removed. Following inspection, the purchaser either chooses to continue with the contract or walk.

The listing agent was Jenn Smira of Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, Inc. There was no buyer agent information reported for the transaction.

07/25/14 9:45am

Photo by PoPville flickr user banjaxx

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.

07/25/14 8:40am

From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 5:55 A.M., an unknown suspect followed a complainant into his home. The suspect then displayed a black handgun and demanded the complainant’s wallet. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot towards 32nd St NW. The lookout is for a black male, medium complexion, approximately 6′ in height with an athletic build, wearing all black clothing, approximately 30-35 years of age, and with a mustache. There was no physical injury to the victim. If you witnessed this subject or have any further information, please call the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099.

The reported offense occurred in the 3100 block of Oliver St., NW.”

07/24/14 10:22pm

4915 Georgia Ave, NW

I’ve always been fascinated by this bar turned church and since long vacant on Georgia Ave. And I’ve said to myself when this storefront gets renovated – it will mean this section of Georgia Ave will begin to be revitalized. So I did a triple take when I saw the signage above (covering the small Jesus lettering) announcing funding for a new project.  Anyway it got me thinking about other symbolic revitalization spots that had been long vacant  like the Wonder Bread Factory, Howard Theatre, the Boilermaker Building, Uline arena and others.  So what renovated or soon to be renovated vacant building most represents DC’s revitalization to you?


07/24/14 10:05pm

Photo from Woodley Road near Calvert by PoPville reader MM

Congrats to PoPville pick Gloverguy with:


Congrats to PoP pick JB with:

“Any suggestions on how to deal with a neighbor who is illegally parking AND running an unlicensed lemonade stand in the alley?”

Honorable mention to diploj with:

“The Camaro is normal-sized. It’s the affordable housing in DC that’s gotten smaller.”

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

07/24/14 10:02pm


Another great one from Mt. Pleasant:

“We picked this collection of spinach, tomatoes, banana pepper, and purple green beans last week. A very colorful and delicious selection!”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)