Thurs. Afternoon Rental Option – Columbia Heights


This rental is located at Sherman and Euclid St, NW. The listing says:

“Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo rental includes hardwood floors throughout, tile in bathroom, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, blinds, 42″ flat screen TV. Close to Howard University, U Street corridor & Columbia Heights Target/ Giant/Best Buy/ Ben’s Chili Bowl; less than 1 mile to Metro. Each single applicant – $25; married couple $45. Available 09/01/14”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.

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  • So, no applications from unmarried couples accepted, then?

    • Unmarried couple probably falls under the “single” option (“EACH single applicant – $25”).

    • I dont’ think that is what they meant. Just that a married couple will get a small discount because it gets a bit pricey for one household to submit two applications for each apartment.

  • Unmarried couples are single dude.

  • Why are they charging different app fees based on marital status?

    Nice apartment, decent deal. A little far from the metro though, and personally as a single woman would not feel safe on my own in that area at night.

    • Charging differently for a married couple vs. an unmarried couple does seem a bit odd; presumably the landlord has to run one credit report per person in either case.
      The only thing I can think of is that marriage status has implications for financial obligations (IIRC, you can be held liable for a spouse’s debts.)

  • Overpriced. That should be $1600 at most. It’s small, and the location is good but still a bit too sketchy to justify this price tag.

  • I’m never going to be able to afford a 1BR apartment in this city.

    • As someone who hates roommates but wants to save money, either check out basements of houses or get a roommate working an opposite schedule. I feel like I have a 1 bedroom in the latter situation.

    • Prices are insane in this city but a 1BR can be found for cheaper than this. Avoid craigslist and other listings and instead find older buildings that intrigue you and check them out directly. 1BRs and large studios can be had for much less. Bernstein Management is one company with a good rep that has cheaper rents, for example. I pay less than this for a 750 sq ft 1BR with balcony in Mt. P. And I looked at a big, really nice basement 1BR with outdoor space for $1400 in Columbia Heights last year.

  • I had a lease on this exact unit in ’08 or ’09. I backed out because I felt unsafe in the hood. As I recall, rent was around $1200. That’s quite the increase over 5 or so years.

  • That’s probably a decent price for what looks like a nice unit–easy walking distance to a lot of fun stuff. But that particular block makes me uncomfortable. The last time I walked down it, there was an obvious drug deal going down at about 8pm right on the sidewalk.

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