Tues. Afternoon Rental Option – Shaw

1838 6th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1838 6th Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Top floor 2 BR 2.5 BA duplex style condominium w/ Capitol & Washington Monument views, private balcony & tandem 2 car secure parking. Feat incl living & dining area w/ bay & picture windows, gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances & granite countertops, spa en-suite BAs, hardwood floors, & an abundance of natural light. Walking distance to shops, Metro, theater & restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,500/Mo.

11 Comment

  • Wow, that seems to be a steal. Great location, good looking large unit. It will be gone in a heartbeat.

  • Pretty standard deal for this ‘hood. I have a similar apportioned place (2BR, 2.5BA, duplex, boutique bldg – no doorman), but mine is 2000 sq ft and a 3 minute walk from the U Street metro. Mine is also $525 more. The further distance to the metro and less square footage make this the right price for this place.

  • lovefifteen

    Wow, this seems awfully cheap for 2 bed and 2.5 baths, but maybe I am wrong …

    • This is also the beginning of “low” season for new rentals. Prices spike from May to September and then soften, sometimes substantially. Add in the uncertainties about current furlough situation and you’ll probably start seeing similar pricing over the next few weeks.

      • lovefifteen

        Wow, I didn’t realize that. Maybe I should start looking for a new place again? The rent prices seemed astronomical this summer when I was looking.

        • Unless you’re planning to move anyway, you won’t save enough in rent to cover the cost of your move itself. But if you’re planning to move anyway and can do it in the winter, rents do tend to be lower and it’s a lot less competitive so you don’t feel so rushed to make a decision.

          • Yes, this is how I got my great loft at a good price in the U Street corridor. I looked at it on a Saturday in late October, signed the papers the same day, and moved in late December (they actually let me move in a week early for free – the lease didn’t start until January 1).
            If you’re doing the move yourself, I don’t think the costs outweigh the move if you can save a substantial amount of money. U-Haul truck plus gas, beers, and lunch was $200.

  • from the price and the quality of pics, i think something is awry

  • That’s only like a block and a half from the Shaw Metro. I would say $3,000 is closer to fair market value. Isn’t that a new building? I agree something about this smells funny.

    • lovefifteen

      Yeah, I have to agree. I have been casually looking for places for half a year, and this seems to be too good to be true. It’s brand new. It has 2.5 bathrooms, and it’s so close to a metro station. I definitely have doubts.

      • Maybe go look at it and find out? People are making fairly baseless claims. This is being represented by RE/MAX realty, so yeah, this isn’t a fly-by-night company. Here’s the proper ad:
        These are condos and my guess is that the owner is out of the area for work. Also, these condos are nearly 4 years old and they bought when it was nearly impossible to get a loan and prices had dipped significantly. They probably had a large downpayment, so $2500 might be more than enough to cover the owner’s PTI.
        There might also be a weird lease situation happening here. For example, the owner is coming back in 9 months, so you can only have the place for that short period of time. Thus they need to rent it at a discount, since the place is on a weird leasing schedule. That happens all the time in DC.

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