Good Deal or Not? “charming Brookland bungalow” edition

DC8443611 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 1326 Hamlin Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“This charming Brookland bungalow features 3 bedrooms w/ large closets,an open living room & dining room,smart kitchen w/ generous cabinet space & a pantry,enclosed sun porch & easy off st. parking!The open basement offers endless space for storage&a laundry area.Brand new furnace/HVAC ,newer roofing,spacious back deck & a meticulously landscaped garden. Prime location just blocks to metro!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $450,000.

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  • good deal. Less than a mile to the Brookland metro, with central air and off-street parking, and doesn’t appear to need any significant work. Kitchen and baths look clean and functional and could be upgraded over time. It is SMALL (redfin says 750sf, but I’m guessing that doesn’t include the top floor/attic/bedroom) and some people prefer all 3 bedrooms on the same floor, but I think it will go for more than list.

  • That looks like a trailer. Really effing ugly.

  • Are those floors Pergo?

  • I don’t think this qualifies as a bungalow.

  • I saw this house this weekend, and it does need a ton of work, eventually anyway. All the flooring is laminate, and the layout is really weird, with the bedrooms right off the living/dining area. The upstairs area needs a total redo, and really probably should have the ceiling raised – a lot of the space is pretty unusable (at least for taller individuals). My guess is it will go fast though with this price in this location.

  • Deal. $100k of reno inside and out and you’ve got a cute 3 bedroom 2.5 bath with outdoor space walking distance to metro and Brookland. I agree it looks like a trailer form the front, but that could be easily fixed.

  • Looks like it went pending in July and then came back on the market? Could be that it was not an inspection issue, but if it’s already gone through a round of offers I’m guessing that the realtor knows what she can get for it and has priced accordingly. Given the location and size of the lot, it’s almost a shame that it’s not in slightly worse shape so that a developer could just start over.

  • Definitely a good deal. Someone I know sold a house that looks a lot like this one, albeit smaller and more hideous, in the burbs last year for 350k.

  • brookland_rez

    A liveable SFH in Brookland for under $500k is a good deal.

  • Yeah, it looks like an ugly trailer from the outside, but that is easily fixable often with fairly cheap cosmetic changes, or with moderately more expensive ones like the addition of a porch, like a covered deck or something like that.

    Is a good deal. Those used to apartment living won’t have a problem with bedrooms off living area. Yes, needs work, but that could be done. It could be made into a cute place.

  • Not for me- first of all, it’s tiny. 750 square feet is smaller than most 2 bedroom condos. And even if it’s in Brookland, it still feels like a rust belt shotgun shack . You see tons of these houses in depressed coal mining towns in Western PA and Ohio. And the schools in Brookland are still sub par, so it’s less than ideal for families looking for a SFH. Plus, it doesn’t have a garage or off-street parking. No way would I spend 450k for that.

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