GDoN “Close to Union Market, H St, Arobretum” edition

1710 West Virginia Avenue Northeast

This unit is located at 1710 West Virginia Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“City Center LIving at an affordable price. Great opportunity for owner-occupant or Investor. Completely Renovated Condo w/ 2 BRs, 2 Full Baths, Washer-Dryer & Off-Street/Secured Parking, Gourmet Kitchen w/ plenty of cabinets, counter space & Table-Space Island. Small, pet-friendly building. Close to Union Market, H St, Arobretum and just minutes to Capitol Hill & downtown. OPEN SAT&SUN 2-4PM!”


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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $269,000 ($226 monthly fee.)

11 Comment

  • out of curiosity, by real estate standards, what is considered “close” before you are really bending the truth? is there a norm or anything?

  • Yeah, it’s a small two bedroom condo in a convereted row house. And it’s in that weird triangle that’s neither Trinidad nor Ivy City so it’s not a super close (but not far!) walk to things to do. But still, 269k seems like an absolute deal. It’s a perfect set up to buy and have a roommate cover most of your mortgage.

    • brookland_rez

      Those were originally 4 unit apartment buildings. They have them all over the city. I remember the first of those got bought and converted back around 2006-2007. Back then they were selling for just over $200k, like $219,000 or so. And yes the second bedroom is really a den.

  • That’s awfully sneaky of them to be describing this as a two-bedroom, when “bedroom” #2 is clearly a den — no windows, and French doors to make it feel less cave-like.

  • It it even legal to advertise something as a “bedroom” that has no egress (window OR door to the outside) and no closet? This is a one bedroom plus den, which makes it a decent deal, but hardly a steal. Add in the super cheap plastic wood floors and I think I’ll pass…

    • SouthwestDC

      I believe in DC you’re allowed to call a room without a closet a bedroom. The Victorians used standalone wardrobes to store their clothes, so an old home that hasn’t been updated might not have closets at all.

  • This is not a converted anything – these have always been duplexes with 4 units, one on each floor/side. This is a good deal considering there is parking. In the immediate future, you have to deal with the crapshow that is mt olivet/wv and the overall up-top trinidad nonsense, but overall, I think it’s a good investment long-term. Atlas Brew Works/Jos Magnus is down the street, as is the whole Hechts development and New Columbia. I remember these going for 200k or so a couple of years ago.

  • justinbc

    I guess if you really want to buy part of a house this seems affordable and not as bad as others… “City Center Living” it ain’t.

  • Iron bars on windows? Noooooooo

    • HaileUnlikely

      This is not yet a place where you can plausibly fool prospective buyers into thinking the place is safe by simply removing the bars. Sorry.

  • OM F-in G…I ALMOST BOUGHT ONE OF THESE…NO, LITERALLY, THIS EXACT BUILDING…IN 2009. In case you’re wondering, that’s when it was first flipped. It was between this and the home I ultimately bought (also a 2-bed condo, elsewhere). My place is worth more, today, but only by a little. I was dissuaded by the total shutdowns of Trinidad the previous summer and friends’ advice.
    FWIW, it was VERY nice, even though the second bedroom is small. The developer didn’t appear to cut too many corners.

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