Good Deal or Not? “2 juliet balconies” edition

149 W Street Northwest

This unit is located at 149 W Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“LAST UNIT AVAILABLE in popular building! Offers abundance of sun light, oversized windows, 2 juliet balconies, stacked washer/dryer and LARGE WALK-IN closet! Short walk to Howard University and U Street. On-Site Rental Parking Available! OFFERS REVIEWED AS RECEIVED.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $249,900 ($199 monthly fee.)

13 Comment

  • Um, yeah. If it was just me, I’d so buy this.

  • …where’s the bedroom or is this a studio?

  • I’ve looked at two places in that building over the summer, the pictures don’t always match the actual units. I believe what you will actually see is a basement/terrace level apartment, which fits their pricing structure better. The parking isn’t actually on-site but being rented by a third party nearby. From what I’ve seen the quality of interior construction varies dramatically from unit to unit. If this is a above ground apartment with decent construction than 250,000 may be a good deal. I wouldn’t count on it though.

  • What’s up with this building? They use the same stock photos for multiple units listed on Redfin, etc.
    The place seems like a good deal, but who knows what the actual unit looks like? Anyone live in this development?

  • It’s 2013, why are realtors still taking pictures with 1 megapixel cameras?

  • i agree with many of the above comments. this building contained apartments, then the developer bought them and flipped each unit individually as residents’ leases came up and they moved out. these are the same pictures they used when first advertising the original units, which was probably a year and a half ago by now. also agree that it’s probably a lower level unit given the price.

    • Hmm… if this is an English basement-type unit, it’s kinda duplicitous for the listing to mention “Juliet balconies.” More like Juliet window wells?

  • I visited two units at this place a couple weeks ago. Both seemed very reasonably priced and were on the 2nd floor I believe. However our realtor thinks that getting financing is a problem here due to the fact that the majority of the units are rentals still.

  • This is the last home left in the building. It’s a large studio 562 sq ft with a huge walk in closet.. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the building and gets great light. There are no issues with financing as there is less then 10% rentals in the building. The sales team suggest you use the Designated Lenders because they already have the building approved through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and VA and they even give you a closing cost credit.

  • Nope. Seems expensive for a studio in that area.

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