Fri. Afternoon Rental Option – Adams Morgan

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This rental is located at 2440 16th Street, NW.

The Craigslist ad says:

“Light filled, recently renovated, LARGE 1 bedroom in the Park Tower condo building, one-half block from Harris Teeter super market in Adams Morgan. Huge bedroom, separate dining area, large living room, beautiful kitchen, and brand new bathroom. Kitchen has Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances (fridge, oven, dishwasher, microwave), granite counter top, and cherry cabinets. Recessed lighting throughout apartment. Walk-in closet by California Closets. New floors. Washer/dryer in apartment”

This 1 bed is going for $1101.

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  • Check it out in person and THEN I’ll believe it’s a good deal.

  • That seems way too good to be true.

  • I was going to apply for this, but now I’m sure they’re getting flooded. Double edged sword POP.

  • Why is it so….”cheap?”

  • talula

    That’s gotta be a typo, or there is something seriously wrong with this apartment (maybe it’s a basement with 1 tiny window??) I looked at a crappy studio apartment in the building next to this one that was going for $1440/month, including utilities. This condo building always looked really nice and I can’t believe the rent is this cheap.

    Also, if it is this cheap, the place is probably rented out already.

  • It’s sad that the first thing I do is search on bed bug registry. No reported incidents for this address. This seems way too cheap for this location.

  • i replied to a similar add $1200 for a place in the building. it was a scam. some guy “overseas”.

  • Come on, let’s not feed any more email addresses to this scammer. That identical language showed up in a post flagged for removal a few days ago. But you can see the residual of it as the first google hit here: The language is also identical here, though this could be the poor originator who is getting cloned (since the price seems much more believable) :

  • this is the e-mail i got back when i inquired about one listed on CL for about $1200:

    Thanks for your email and interest in renting my apartment..I am Reverend Dwayne Jackson,the owner of the apartment you are making enquiry of…Actually I resided in the apartment with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in United Kingdom Presently my apartment is still available for rent for $1200 Per Month (rent already includes utilities).

    Moreso Now, I’m currently in United Kingdom on a missionary work of God….Pls i want you to note that,i am a kind, honest and trustworthy Man and also i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up……….I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.

    This is the address of the apartment: (2440 16th St NW,Washington, DC 20009)..It has a Lovely home in a nice neighborhood is known for excellent schools. Conveniently located with nearby shopping centers, hospitals, free ways and public transportation. This is a must see. Amenities W/D Hookups Central Heat & A/C Granite Tiled Fireplace Ceiling Fans Vaulted Ceilings Cable Available Broadband Available Custom Drapes in Living Room, Dining Room, & Master Bedroom Blinds.

    Take Note:You can only drive by and see the apartment from the outside and if you are really interested in renting my apartment get back to me with the application form filled so that i can make out all arrangement for you to rent my apartment and also send you full pictures of the inside of the apartment for you to have a proper view of the inside.I would have really love to send the keys and document to someone in the STATES but i don’t have anybody there right now due to we are missionaries and we have not stay long in the city before we had to move to United Kingdom for our final missionary work which we will staying for long before we come back to the apartment.


    ************RENT APPLICATION QUESTIONS*************

    1)Your Full Name:
    2)Your Full Address:
    3)Phone Number:
    4) Sex ?
    5)How old are you?:
    6)Are you married?:
    7)How many people will be living in the Apartment?:
    8)Do you have a pet?:
    9)Do you have a car?:
    11)When do you intend moving in : Date ?
    12)When do you intend to moving out : Date ?
    13)How many months or year contract?:
    14)Deposit : One or Two month Deposit are required
    15)Picture of the Occupant?

    My Apartment Location Again:
    2440 16th St NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    Monthly Rent: $1200.
    Pets Allowed: Yes
    Available : Available Now for move in.

    So pls get back to me at your convenience so that we can get all arrangement along with the you renting my apartment as soon as you are ready to move in.

    Regards and God bless you!!!
    Reverend Dwayne Jackson

    • Yea, I’ve gotten a lot of those “You can drive by and look at it but can’t meet me or come in”.

      What sort of idiot falls for these scams? Would anyone ever send money to someone without meeting them or without being in the apartment first?

      I saw on the Today show a few days ago that people were being scammed when it came to vacation rentals. Which I admit is slightly tougher to meet someone prior to flying to that country. But if you’re looking to move into a place to live, there is no excuse as to why you cannot meet the person and look at the apartment up close.

    • Ha… who would really fall for that, COME ON!!! Do these scammers really get people who believe them?!

    • Thanks for posting the scammer’s reply. I live in this building, so I’m intrigued.

  • Because AdMo is playing second fiddle to U Street and H Street NE these days? 🙂

    • H Street? Pa-lease, ya it is developing fast but still a lot of vacant store fronts and units are priced 2 years in the future….No thanks!

  • Definitely a scam. Fo sho!! After all the apartment hunting I did before finding my steal of an apartment, I can smell ’em from a mile away!

  • Flagged the ad as fake.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Crap, I shoulda known since there wasn’t photos. Appreciate those who flagged it as a fake!

  • There are scams like this all the time on CL, I am actually surprised this was posted here. You can usually tell by the low price.

  • Kalorini

    Already removed from CL (3:58 pm EST)

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