1723 H Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1723 H Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Welcome to the H St Corridor! 1723 H St NW is a 4 Unit building with #4 Available for rent. Kitchen: Gas Range and Oven, Refrigerator and Freezer – Sq Ft: 600 – Floors: Hardwood – A/C & Heat: Window A/C and Central Radiator Heat – Closets/Storage: 3 Building & Location: – Building is right near all of H St Corridor Day and Nightlife – Transit to Capitol Hill”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $950/Mo.

01/30/15 2:25pm

From WMATA:

“Serious crime on Metro remains at a five-year low, Metro Transit Police announced in its 2014 annual security report. In 2014, Part I crime was down 27 percent or about 5.2 crimes per million riders compared to the same 12-month period in 2013.

Transit Police attributed the reduction – which includes Metrobus, Metrorail and parking lots – to multiple factors, including increased customer awareness and outreach, data-driven officer deployment tactics, improvements in technology and intelligence sharing with law enforcement partners.

The drop in serious crime overall continues to be driven by significant reductions in three areas:

Snatch theft of mobile devices – down 52 percent
Bicycle theft – down 22 percent
Robberies – down 35 percent

Additionally, sexual harassment complaints were down 13 percent in 2014.

“I am pleased that our efforts last year resulted in a significant reduction in crime,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald Pavlik. “While we must still remain vigilant and never forget that one crime is one too many, it is important to thank our officers for their hard work, as well as Metro’s employees and customers for being part of the solution.”

In the last 12 months, MTPD’s Criminal Investigations Division has successfully closed several major cases, including: (more…)

01/30/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin

Wedding After-Party Suggestions:

“I’m getting married near Dupont Circle this May and am looking for a place for our after-party. Preferably a bar without a room rental fee for about 30 people. It doesn’t need to be totally private, I just want to make sure we have enough space to stay together. I’m considering the front room at Jack Rose, any other suggestions?”

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01/30/15 1:34pm

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Yesterday we heard about an armed carjacking on the 1200 block of F Street, NE. Well, believe it or not, another family was carjacked on F Street and it gets even worse. From a conversation I had with @HStreetDC_

“another one stolen at 6th/F NE, 9:20am. Guy started car, turned to get kid and car seat, boom! Car snatched. no mention of weapon. 2 guys in a car pulled up, one jumped in vehicle, took off. Crime of opportunity.”

then this morning:

“Hoodlums jack your car midday. Since they have your keys, why not steal car #2 that night? Gone! With baby seats, strollers. #CapitolHill Poor folks were asking on listserv to borrow car seat for kid until their new one arrives.”

01/30/15 1:25pm

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Ed. Note: I’d love to make this a regular feature – so what’s the strangest/coolest thing you’ve found in your house? If you have a photo please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

“These two photos are of a medallion I found in my basement in the 1300 block of Corcoran St N.W. I found it in the middle of the floor and my guess is it fell from the old fireplace from the first floor. Anyway, it seems to be an advertisement for two hotels in Atlanta, Ga that were built in the 1880s and razed in the 1920s. I’ve had it for about 10 years and have always wanted to find out more about this type of coin but was never sure where to turn. The old medicine bottle reminded me I had it.”

Any history buffs want to take a shot at finding more info about this one?

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01/30/15 12:55pm

1801 Clydesdale Place Northwest

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

“NEW LISTING! Situated on a quiet street in the heart of Adams Morgan, this stylish studio offers the best of city living. Freshly painted and move in ready, this home features a great floor plan and is flooded with light from large, west-facing windows. Wood floors, updated kitchen, fresh bath, cleverly designed custom murphy bed with bookshelves and a large closet/dressing room. Kitties yes!”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $149,000 ($338 monthly fee.)

01/30/15 12:20pm

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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: 243 Hawaii Ave NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Basement: Fully Finished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $384,900.
List Price at Contract: $384,900.
List Date: 10/29/2014
Days on Market: 29
Settled Sales Price: $370,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/1/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Comments to the original Good Deal of Not (GDoN) post spent a fair number of comments debating distance to Metro and the appearance of the property. Located to the north and west of Catholic University and to the east of the Old Soliders Home, the location is likely more drivable than transit-oriented, however it’s a great example of an opportunity to own a whole house for less than what many people pay monthly for rent in DC.

At the moment, in all of DC, there are a total of 143 listings for fee simple houses priced under $400,000. In the legal subdividion of Brookland, which includes this area, there are currently two active listings for fee simple houses under $300,000. (both in the search for any houses under $400k). Since July 2014, there have been a total of 36 sales of houses below $400,000. in the legal subdivision of Brookland, and another 12 currently under contract.

For perspective, at the sales price of $370,000. with a down payment of 5% ($18,500)., at today’s current reported mortgage interest rate of 3.8% on a 30 year fixed, a monthly payment is $1450.38 including interest, taxes, and homeowner’s insurance (but not including mortgage insurance, which may be required depending on loan product).

The listing agent was Ayana Douglas with Re/Max Allegiance. Sergio Herrera with Scout Properties LLC represented the buyer in this transaction.

01/30/15 12:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Friday, January 30, 2015, shortly after midnight our victim attempted to enter the 7-11, in the 1700 block of Columbia Rd NW, when two males approached him; preventing him from entering the store.

One suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. A witness called 911 and the suspects fled the scene on foot. Nothing was obtained from the victim and the victim was not injured.

The witness provided a detailed description for both of the suspects involved. Officers immediately converged into the area and they were able to locate the suspects and take them into custody. Both suspects were arrested.

Again, this is another example of officers being on their beat and maintaining professionalism. MPD is determined to apprehend and prosecute those who commit these violent acts. Thank you for your support.”

01/30/15 11:40am

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2024 P Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Beer & Welding sandwiches in Dupont is closed. I stopped by today, the Oasis Market guy said that they were “undergoing a change in management” or something to that effect and could re-open in a few months. It didn’t seem promising.”

Beer and Welding sandwich shop opened up in Oasis Market back in April with very positive reviews. Their last day was Jan. 22nd.