Good Deal or Not? “row house near Nationals park” edition

1206 Half Street Southwest

This house is located at 1206 Half Street, Southwest:


The listing says:

“Fabulous 3 bed 1.5 bath row house near National~s park Newly renovated with hardwood floors downstairs and new carpet upstairs Open kitchen/dining room design Charming front area with rustic accents and exposed brick throughout Impressive master bedroom with dual ceiling fans, two skylights, ample closest space, multipurpose nook/cove area and private balcony Functional backyard”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $520,000.

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  • I used to rent one block from here (Carrollsburg Place) and Half Street was pretty rough (I’m pretty sure the people with guns that loitered near our stoop, and ultimately burglarized our house, lived over there). Then again, a house like this only cost around $300-350k back then!

  • jim_ed

    Good god that is a terrible deal. I remember a year or two ago a house on Carrollsburg (which is a far nicer street than Half) was listed at ~320k and lingered on the market forever. This area still boasts an open air drug market, and the associated dudes who are up to no good. Also, I’d call shenanigans on that place being 1,600 sf.

    On the plus side, the bulletproof carryout around the corner from there cranks out some tremendous Indian food for super cheap.

    • Ditto on everything you’ve said. I still work nearby and wander over there occasionally, and it doesn’t look like THAT much has changed in 6 years.

    • Ooh what is it called? Or what’s the corner?

      • jim_ed

        Its Lucky Kabob at 1st and Q. It actually looks like he’s redone the place and his website. Its been a few years since I lived down that way, but it was pretty good and crazy cheap.

      • I’ve seen a few food trucks restocking there, too; I think one’s called Ashti Express or something like that.

    • Don’t think of the drug deals going down in the back alley as a problem, but as a pharmaceutical convenience.

    • Doesn’t sound a whole lot different from parts of Columbia Heights, and houses there go for a hell of a lot more than this one. And they’re nowhere near a Major League ballpark.

      • Ya and in Columbia Heights there is only one bullet-proof carry out, thus the comparison? Granted the ballpark is awesome to have near you but the Columbia Heights shot doesn’t make sense.

  • Not providing photos of bedrooms and bathrooms is unprofessional.

  • I like exposed brick as much as anyone. But as a backsplash?

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