Good Deal or Not? “The Best 2BR in the Bldg” Edition


This condo is located at 1731 Willard Street, NW:

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The flier says:

“Extremely well maintained top floor bright corner unit with many windows & views. Hardwood flrs, gas fireplace, whirlpool tub, freshly painted, new carpet in bedrooms, washer/dryer in unit. Roof deck. Tree lined one-way Willard St. Close to Dupont, Adams Morgan, U Street corridor. Priced below 2010 tax assessment! Open kitchen with breakfast bar. The best 2BR in the bldg!”

More info and photos found here.

I think the location is pretty sweet but I’m wondering what you guys think of the condo itself? Does $449,900 sound reasonable?

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  • I used to live in that building!

    if it’s the same place, the owner is selling at a loss. IIRC, there was a fifth (top) floor apartment that went for $500K a few years back. If it’s not, then that owner is probably flinching. Plus, a basement 1 Br 2 BA went for $350K two years ago.

    The building does have an awesome deck.

  • Well it seems a little high to me, compared to some of the comps in the area which have much nicer kitchens and baths. 18th/S has a 2BR/1ba which is much much nicer and is listed for 10k less.

    Maybe this is not a bad place to start the listing. But I’m guessing the owner will have to come down some because of the old euro kitchen. Its unfortunate if the owner has to take a loss, but that’s what a lot of people are doing these days.

  • It looks TINY for that price.

  • Anyone else hate that shade of brick color? Anyone else know why its so common in DC?

  • @pennywise: because it is made from local clay, and that is the color of the clay around here.

  • Ahh, touche.

  • right at the western edge of the arboretum on new york avenue the abandoned brick structures are the old kilns where they made the bricks that built DC.

    which reminds me – PoP you need to hit the arboreteum up if you’ve never been.

  • On a side note, the realtor for this listing cashed my check for an application fee for an apartment that he never considered me for (someone else turned in an application right before me and he gave the apt to them, which is fine but he assured me he wouldn’t cash my check unless the first application didn’t go through and I was being considered). I never heard from him again after turning in the application and once I later realized by looking at my bank statement that the check had been cashed, he didn’t return my phone calls.

  • I agree with not telling. For that kind of price I expect a little more for my money and the kitchen is hideous!

  • That kitchen is terribly out of date

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