Fri. Afternoon Rental Option – H St, NE

This rental is located at 14th & E St., NE:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“–2 bdrm./1 bath, 795 sf, walk-out rear
–Central heat/air
–New kitchen appliances
–New hardwood floors
–Cable ready
–Off-street parking available
–Small pets welcome w/deposit

Rent includes water. sewer, and trash removal; tenant responsible for gas and electric. $25 application fee; credit and background checks, one-month security deposit and renters’ insurance required.”

Does $1400 sound reasonable for this 2 bed/1bath rowhouse?

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  • I haven’t rented an apartment in a couple of years, but is it standard now that prospective renters have renters’ insurance?

  • that sounds like a great deal.

  • The last 3 places I have rented required renters insurance. It must be a newer thing landlords are doing to help ensure good tenants.

    also, this is a really good deal. I have lived in this neighborhood for years and have paid 1400$ for 1 bedrooms.

  • The renters’ insurance provision seems to be a DC-area phenomenon. I’ve never had that appear in a lease anyplace else I’ve lived. Of course, it’s a no-brainer – you should always insure your belongings.

    $1400 for a 1-br on H ST NORTHEAST? That’s basically a ghetto with one street of douchey bars (and Star & Shamrock, which is a good bar.) Who in their right mind would pay that much to live in that neighborhood?

  • I think requiring renters’ insurance is pretty standard now. I’ve needed it for my last three apartments (2 were large buildings/complexes, one is an English basement, so it seems that both companies and individual landlords are requiring it, at least in my experience).

    And I think this is a good deal, especially considering that pets are allowed and that it includes a washer and dryer, two features that seem to normally drive the price way up.

  • Seems like a good deal for a full rowhouse just steps from everything on H Street.

  • My recollection from when I was renting (close to 10 yrs ago) is that it was illegal under DC law to require renters’ insurance. Of course if you don’t have it and your stuff gets stolen, the owner has no obligation to buy you new stuff.

  • yeah, I am a little unclear about why people require renters insurance. I assume its just the landlord wanting to assure that they dont have any liability in the event of a burglery, theft or fire.

  • That sounds really small for a 2BR apartment.

  • I’ve lived around the block since January. It’s 4 minutes to Biergarten Haus and the rest of the east end of H Street, and about 15-20 minutes to walk to the Eastern Market itself. I was wary when I moved and concerned about safety, “since it’s in Northeast, you know” but have been very surprised and happy at how quiet and calm this area is. There’s a new dog park coming in beside the Options School as well.

  • This isnt a full rowhouse. This is a rowhouse divided into two 2 bedroom units. Each one is a floor. Kind of small.

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