GDoNR

Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She 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), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1122 Upshur St NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Basement: Yes, fully finished Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage: 1848 Year Built: 1939
Original List Price: $409,950.
List Price at Contract: $409,950.
List Date: 01/03/2016
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $451,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/29/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Given the escalation in price a full ten percent over the list price, as well as the quick closing, it is not surprising to see that the listing agent noted in the comments to agents during the active listing period in MRIS, “Multiple Offers under review.” (more…)

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via Jazz And Cultural Society

Last week I, again, lamented the loss of the great HR-57. Perhaps it is time to stop lamenting and start celebrating a new(ish) spot in Brookland. A glowing review from November happened to come across my Facebook page recently from Capitalbop:

“On a recent Sunday night at Brookland’s Jazz and Cultural Society, Dr. John Lamkin II piped luscious, honey tones from his trumpet, propelling his quartet through Miles Davis’ “Seven Steps to Heaven.” Trading crisp solos, the group of dapperly suited musicians went on from there to play a range of jazz standards, electrifying the intimate, amber-lit room, which quickly reached standing-room-only status.”

The Jazz and Cultural Society’s website says:

“The Jazz and Cultural Society is a not-for-profit jazz club in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC.

All shows are $5 at the door (cash only) unless otherwise noted.

Most shows run from 6:00-9:00 pm (drop by anytime you like).

All ages are welcome. Beverages are $1 a piece. No alcohol is allowed or served on premises. The Jazz and Cultural Society now sells food. Please support a local catering company and refrain from bringing in outside food and beverages into the establishment.

JACS is located at 2813 12th street NE DC between Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations, close to bus lines and there is plenty of street parking too.”

It would be great if they had BYOB like the old HR-57 but this sounds amazing. Anyone stop by yet?

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“Dear PoPville,

Would you please consider running a post about the crime in Brookland, in particular recent slew of car vandalisms and break-ins along Newton Street NE between 1200 and 1600 blocks? On the 26th of December I walked out onto my front porch to find a group of 6 young black men rifling through my neighbors car. When I realized they clearly weren’t my neighbor I yelled to distract them and then called the police. My neighbor said she had her car locked that evening. On the 29th of December, I was sitting on my couch and heard loud voices on the street early around 1am. When I looked out my front window, I noticed there were about 10 young men inside another neighbor’s car across the street, doors and hatch opened. I quickly grabbed the phone and called 911 and in both cases, the police responded promptly, but unfortunately these men dissipated quickly. My other neighbor also said her car was locked when the police arrived. (more…)

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625 Monroe Street, NE via Wardman Wines

Wardman Wines tweets us the good news yesterday:

“Grand Opening this Friday!”

Their website says:

“At Wardman Wines, we have carefully selected wines, beers, and spirits from around the world. Our goal is to make wine buying easy and approachable. Our knowledgeable staff is available to provide advice and make recommendations, and a selection of wines is always available to taste at the bar. Want to learn more about wine? We hold regular tasting classes to make you more comfortable with the world and language of wine.

Wardman Wines takes its name from the Wardman-style row house, a familiar feature of many DC neighborhoods. Generations of DC residents have grown up in these homes, which are named for real-estate developer Harry Wardman. These houses are integral to the fabric of Washington, and we hope that, in time, Wardman Wines can also become integral to our surrounding community.”

Hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

and they deliver too!

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Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1714 Newton St NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Basement: Yes, fully finished Parking: Attached Garage Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $649,000.
List Price at Contract: $649,000.
List Date: 10/07/2014
Days on Market for this listing: 9
Settled Sales Price: $655,000.
Seller Subsidy: $1000.
Settlement Date: 12/04/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

It was not long ago that the NE neighborhood of Brookland saw its first seven figure sale, with another that followed soon after. The second large sale was four blocks west on the same street as the subject property.

DC real estate stats were released by Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI) this week for November 2015. Despite the recent large sales, median price in Brookland comparing to November 2014 actually shows a drop to $524,500 (a 7.3% drop in relation to last November). This likely reflects the variety of homes available in the area, which range greatly in terms of size and condition.

Current fee simple active listings are available priced between $440,000 to $829,000.

The listing agents for this sale were Matt Davis and Ruth Mudd with Re/Max 100. Michael Moore with TTR Sotheby’s represented the buyer in this transaction.

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12th and Evarts St, NE back in June 2014

A reader reports:

“Just wanted to share this because I’m VERY EXCITED: a friend was telling me that the owners of Menomale are opening up an Italian deli/fresh pasta to go place a few doors down from the restaurant [2711 12th Street, NE]. I was skeptical at first because it’s not the first time I’ve been told something was opening up in that space, but they’ve started doing renovations so it looks like it’s actually happening!”

Ed. Note: Back in June of last year we first heard word of Menomale’s pasta plans. Glad to hear it’s moving forward – updates as they get closer to opening.