Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 6600 7th St NW

Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage per Tax Record: 4370
Original List Price: $650,000.
List Price at Contract: $650,000.
List Date: 02/17/2016
Days on Market: 28
Settled Sales Price: $678,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settlement Date: 06/17/2016
Transaction type: Estate

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.


Positioned on the Takoma side of Brightwood, this rather sprawling single family home was an estate sale sold in AS IS condition. It was one of a total of thirty six detached home sales in the Brightwood neighborhood in 2016. Prices for detached homes in this northern NW neighborhood have ranged this year from $350,000. to $916,000. On average, single family properties in Brightwood in 2016 have sold at 98% of list price within four weeks of listing.

There are currently 5 detached homes actively listed in Brightwood.

The listing agent for this sale was Don Lipscomb with Lipscomb Realty Corp. Tatiana Joseph with Keller Williams Capital Properties (per disclosure above, writer is affiliated with same brokerage company) represented the Buyer.

renter response

A reader reports on Sunday:

“My girlfriend and I just toured a room in a house in Brightwood that we saw on Craigslist. The man was very cordial and professional and the tour was pretty routine. A few hours I got the below email from the owner of the house.

Obviously, we were pretty upset when we got this message. To us it was pretty clear that he didn’t like that we are an interracial couple (I’m white and my girlfriend is black). Luckily, we were not interested in renting the room.

I was hesitant to reach out, but I’m still upset. The whole thing is sad, especially since the man was an older African-American man.”


“Dear PoPville,

We found a lost dog in our front yard on Friday at 13th Street and Madison NW (5700 block of 13th Street), near the Georgia Ave Walmart. The dog is a friendly black and white female pit bull-mix. She is wearing a black collar with no tags, and does not have a microchip. We have reported her to Washington Humane Society and DC Animal Control, but they don’t have any matching lost dog reports.

We are keeping her at our house for now but hope to reunite her with her owners.

Readers can contact keltonwilliams1(at) if they have any info please.”


A reader reports:

“This happened after 3:15. I was told the SUV had the right away and the small car ran the light southbound on 13th. Was also told everybody walked from the overturned SUV. A woman and two children. They were at the ambulance. The driver in the small car is an elderly lady and was still sitting in the driver’s seat. A second ambulance arrived at the scene.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Friday, April 8th, 2016, in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue, NW, during an investigation in collaboration with a local law enforcement agency, MPD recovered a semi-automatic firearm, a large amount of crack cocaine and a large amount of cash. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday April 9th, 2016, MPD officers observed a subject that was in possession of a firearm in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. Recovered from the subject was a semi-automatic firearm. Arrested was 21 year-old Bravon Freeman of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Sunday April 10th, 2016, MPD officers received information from a concerned citizen that a subject was in possession of a firearm in the 400 block of Kennedy Street, NW. The citizen provided a very detailed description of the person’s suspicious activities and clothing description that provided the officers with enough information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation that led to the arrest of 30 year-old Jose Orellana of Northeast, Washington, DC.

Please call 911 to report suspicious activities, vehicles, and/or persons. Provide the best possible description and location to provide officers with information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation.”

5000 block of 5th St, NW

A reader reports just after 3am from the 5000 block of 5th ST, NW (around 5th and Gallatin St, NW):

“Woke up to seeing 10 cop cars multiple arrest and what looked like a dead body shot in the head taken away. This is a nice neighborhood. This needs to stop!”

Earlier DC Alerts reported:

Shooting at 2305 hrs at Missouri AVE AND Kansas AVE NW. LOF 2 B/M CALL 911″

6600 7th Street

This house is located at 6600 7th Street, NW. The listing says:

“There is a lot of ” happy living” in this one-of-a-kind corner property located in the popular area of Brightwood/Takoma Park. Near Takoma Park Community Center Swimming Pool and Tennis. Walking distance to Takoma metro and Coolidge High School. Rarely will you find a home so unique. This is an estate being sold “As Is”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $650,000.

5828 Georgia Ave, NW

“Hey Popville,

Simple Bar and Grill on Georgia Avenue has recently been the subject of several acts of vandalism. The two front windows have been broken (twice!) and now the door has been smashed. It seems likely it’s all the work of the same people or person but who knows? Anyway if you know Wil, the owner, you know he’s a very nice guy who is a big supporter of the neighborhood. And if you’re a resident of the area you also know Simple is one of the few options available for sit down dining (and the food is good!) Having to replace the windows and buy security cameras can’t be cheap, so if folks are in the area this weekend, maybe they can throw a little business their way. Thanks.”