Thurs. Afternoon Rental Option – U Street, NW

This rental is located at 13th and T Street, NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Light-filled 2-story townhouse just one block from the U Street Metro Station 2 BR, 1 1/2 BA

First floor features:
Living room with fireplace, built-in cabinets and bookcases, large bowl-shade light fixture
Spacious dining room with original pocket doors, china cabinet and rustic chandelier
Sunny gourmet kitchen with ceramic cooktop range, large refrigerator and limestone countertops
Powder room
Rear deck overlooking private gardens
11′ ceilings and restored original heart pine floors throughout

Second floor features:
Front bedroom with bay and windows; heart pine floors; wide reach-in closet and second closet
Rear bedroom with garden view, wall-to-wall carpet; wide reach-in closet
Laundry center with full-sized washer and dryer, storage space
Full bath with large medicine cabinet and window”

It ain’t cheap but I’m a huge fan of the location. Think this 2 bed/1.5 bath can go for $3300?

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  • I think this is a good deal or possibly priced about right.

  • $3300 is pushing it. A neighbor right around the corner on 13th recently rented his 2 bedroom 2.5 bath house for $2950.

  • Hehehe…the monthy mortgage payment on my 4 bed/3.5ba sfd in Georgetown is less than that.

    No, I don’t think thats a good deal. Thats 1,650 per bedroom, (w/out utilities). You can certainly do better.

    • You can do better if you are on a budget, but you won’t get anything like this. I don’t think its bad for the price. And as long as a decent place in a desirable location in DC isn’t egregiously priced, it will rent and probably quickly.

  • I predict he has no problem renting it for that price.

  • You can find a nicer place for less in that neighborhood. I live in a huge, nice 2 bdr/2 bath near there for 2700 including parking. Hell, you can leave in a 2 bdr/2 bath at the Ellington for less than that (was 2950 a year ago when I was looking) and the Ellington is overpriced. And the pix of this place don’t look all that nice. Not a good deal at all.

    • Are we looking at the same pictures?

    • Is your 2BR/2BA an apartment or a whole townhouse, though? There’s a bit of a price difference between the two.

      I’ve seen houses in this neighborhood renting for slightly less, but they didn’t look as nice and weren’t this close to the metro. I think this rental will be snatched up pretty quickly, though the owners are losing a lot of potential renters by not allowing pets.

  • They should ask for more. A mile north on 14th, condos that are smaller are renting for $2800. No parking, no utilities.

  • This house may be nice, and the location is great, but I just laugh and laugh and laugh when I think that I live in a 2 BR, 1.5 BA, renovated 2-story row house in the SW, and I pay less than HALF of that. And I think it’s safer.

    I love the SW!

  • It is really nice and not a bad location.
    Even if you can get rent like that, how long can you keep a tenant? I cannot imagine there are too many people who will stay any length of time for that kind of rent. I am a landlord of a modest property in southern Maryland and it is much better to keep a property rented, even at a lower rate, than renting at a higher rate with vacant months in between.
    On that basis alone I say this is not a good deal–either for a tenant for a landlord.

  • The building on the southest corner of the 14th and U intersection is a haven for juvenilles, drug deals and lots of police attention. Other than that, the area is great, while the price may be steep its all about the location.

  • I rent a 2 br/ 1 bath English Basement with use of a 2 car garage and 25 x 25 ft rear yard. Fully renovated washer/dryer/dishwasher etc 900 sq/ft hard wood floor all utilities included place @ Georgia and Kenyon. Feel perfectly safe place for 1150. That sh*t is crazy. Just buy a house.

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