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Featured Property: 243 Hawaii Ave NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Basement: Fully Finished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $384,900.
List Price at Contract: $384,900.
List Date: 10/29/2014
Days on Market: 29
Settled Sales Price: $370,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 1/1/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Comments to the original Good Deal of Not (GDoN) post spent a fair number of comments debating distance to Metro and the appearance of the property. Located to the north and west of Catholic University and to the east of the Old Soliders Home, the location is likely more drivable than transit-oriented, however it’s a great example of an opportunity to own a whole house for less than what many people pay monthly for rent in DC.

At the moment, in all of DC, there are a total of 143 listings for fee simple houses priced under $400,000. In the legal subdividion of Brookland, which includes this area, there are currently two active listings for fee simple houses under $300,000. (both in the search for any houses under $400k). Since July 2014, there have been a total of 36 sales of houses below $400,000. in the legal subdivision of Brookland, and another 12 currently under contract.

For perspective, at the sales price of $370,000. with a down payment of 5% ($18,500)., at today’s current reported mortgage interest rate of 3.8% on a 30 year fixed, a monthly payment is $1450.38 including interest, taxes, and homeowner’s insurance (but not including mortgage insurance, which may be required depending on loan product).

The listing agent was Ayana Douglas with Re/Max Allegiance. Sergio Herrera with Scout Properties LLC represented the buyer in this transaction.

1612 Newton Street Northeast

This house is located at 1612 Newton Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Easy living in this charming, Brookland Bungalow!This thoughtfully designed home features an inviting living room w/ fireplace,spacious kitchen with built in shelving, gorgeous original hardwoods & elegant crown molding. The huge fenced-in flat backyard is perfect for entertaining, complete with 2 parking spaces you won’t have to use with the metro,shops and the Arts Walk just a quick stroll away!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $599,900.


“@PoPville Finnegan has been found! We were circling solid leads in Petworth and got a text that he was spotted back in Brookland. #findfinn”

“His name is Finnegan, and he just ran away at ~5:30PM Eastern time. He was last seen at 9th and Monroe St NE, in Washington, DC. He was running the Metro Branch Trail.

He’s a mix of rat terrier and cattle dog. Photos of him are attached. Any sightings or information will be extremely helpful.

About Finnegan:

* He’s likelier to come if you crouch down and beckon or whistle. Don’t run at him, and try to crouch and stay low if you get near him.
* He responds to “Finnegan”, “Finn”, and whistles.
* He is microchipped.
* He likes peanut butter, jerky, and other normal dog things.”


8th and Monroe Street, NE

From a press release:

“In February, The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar will open a shared space on the Arts Walk, directly across from Brookland Pint. The Bike Rack’s second shop in the District will offer a wide variety of cycling needs including repairs, a diverse bicycle inventory, riding events, and active involvement in cycling advocacy. Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar will create a unique atmosphere for bike enthusiasts and coffee lovers alike, providing a daily assortment of coffee, teas, and pastries.”



Located across the market from Brookland Pint: