Mon. Afternoon Rental Option – Mt. Pleasant

This rental is located at 3360 16th St NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“2 Bedroom , One and one half bathrooms. $2450.00 per month.Tenant pays for Electric, Gas and Cable/Phone. Water/Sewer and Garbage are included. Beautiful and spacious apartment has approximately 1100 S.F. Front entrance or a Side entrance with a large foyer. Plenty of natural light and tremendous amounts of storage . Hardwood floors through out the unit. Gas Fireplace in Livingroom right off the gourmet Kitchen. Kitchen has brand new high end appliances. D/W , Spacesaver Microwave, Stove, Refrigerator and Granite tops. Bathrooms are adorned with custom tile , beautiful beveled glass shower door and upgraded vanities and tops. Brand new stackable W/D with plenty of room for folding clothes. Three blocks from the Shopping Meca of Washington DC. Target, Gaint Food, Tivoli Entertainment Center. Four blocks to the 14th and Irving St Metro stop, Green Line. Good Credit is required. Avaliable immediately. Street parking only. Security Deposit is one month rent in advance.”

$2450 for this 2 bed/1.5 bath sound right?

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  • I know somebody with a gorgeous two bedroom converted rowhouse apartment across from the Giant on park. They pay $2400, so I’m calling this a bad deal.

    With rents skyrocketing like this, no wonder so many people are scrambling to buy a house.

  • Unless there’s a catch, this is a pretty good deal.

  • Terrible price. I’m a federal attorney.

  • Horrible Price

  • Jeez. 5 more years and only the 5 riches kinds of Europe will be able to afford an apartment in this city.

  • I kind of think $2400 should mean each roommate gets their own bathroom, but I’m not in the market for an apartment so maybe I’m way off.

    Kind of sad that DC’s shopping “meca” is a Target.

    • Agreed. I paid this much for a 2 bed/2 bath on 16th… this was 3 years ago but it was also further south and utilities/internet were included, so I think the two factors cancel each other out.

      • The key phrase in your comment is “this was 3 years ago.”

        You might as well have said “this was in 1958.” After all, the going rate in 1958 and the going rate 3 years ago are about as germane to the conversation.

        For the 1 millionth time: If you signed your lease more than a year ago and are still paying about the same amount, yours is not a valid comparison. The rental market in D.C. has been turned on its head in the past 12 months, and is only going to get crazier.

        The landlord offering this place will have a deposit check in their hands within one hour of showing it.

  • Hopefully this picture wasn’t changed over 7 years ago (1/1/2004 as shown on photo) when the kitchen was actually renovated

    • I wonder if the date on the camera was perhaps set incorrectly. Would there have been green grass out front on January 1, 2004? Maybe the kitchen really is brand-new as the ad claims, and it’s just the photo date that’s off.

  • Seems like a good deal to me. Great location and good size. Might appeal more to people who don’t want to live in a homogenous condominium.

  • It seems a little high given that the second bathroom is only a half bath, there’s no parking, and electric and gas/electric are extra. (If all utilities and parking were included I would have said it’s a good price.)

  • This stretch of 16th is very noisy due to the constant traffic. Not to mention the fire engines and ambulances that come from the station on 14th, down Newton and turn onto 16th. I know someone who lived one block down 16th and the noise in his apartment was awful.

    • Good windows makes a huge difference in the amount of noise you hear from the street.

      A friend lived on the corner of 16th and Newton and the noise wasn’t an issue.

  • I know someone who lives in that building and I can attest to the fact that it’s all brand-new. It used to be an office space, and they couldn’t find anyone to rent it for the price they wanted, so they renovated it into an apartment. It’s an excellent location, but it’s pretty noisy, and they have had problems with the cable/internet because the owners didn’t replace the wiring in the building. The price sounds about right, although for only 1 1/2 baths, it should be a little lower, but the manager hasn’t raised the tenants’ rent in the past few years.

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