716 South Carolina Avenue Southeast

This rental is located at 716 South Carolina Avenue, Southeast. The listing says:

“Stunning Victorian on an enviable block, steps to Eastern Mkt, menus, The Hill! Exceptional renovation. Unbeatable location, Eastern Mkt right outside your door. Metro 3 blocks away. Light filled, dramatic winding staircase, 2 FPs. Master suite w plentiful storage, closets, beautiful master bath. Relaxing rear patio off gourmet kitchen. Bsmt rented separately. Pets case by case basis.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,800/Mo.

301 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Romeo & Juliet has finally opened in the former White Tiger space. Their website says:

“Great food, great people Welcome to our new restaurant.

“Rome wasn’t built in a day.” – It has taken over 2 years to develop our restaurant to get the right feeling when you walk through our doors and taste from our kitchen.”



Photos of the soft opening menu after the jump. (more…)

609 F Street Northeast

This rental is located at 609 F Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Wonderful and charming renovated townhouse very close to Union Station. Large Living room with working fireplace, dining area and renovated kitchen on first floor. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths on 2nd floor. Washer/dryer. Wood floors throughout. Fenced rear yard with patio. Available August 1st. Street parking. No pets and no smoking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

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Featured Property: 1300 Emerald St NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill/H Street
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Basement: No Parking: Street Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $649,500.
List Price at Contract: $639,500.
List Date: 04/24/2015
Days on Market: 28
Settled Sales Price: $638,500.
Seller Subsidy: $5000.
Settlement Date: 06/22/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

This property is notable for the mention of solar roof panels which, according to the listing, Solar Renewable Energy Credits “generated $3,088 in income in 2014”. The challenge with solar and other green improvements is that the real estate industry is still figuring out a consistent way of valuating these as improvements. This is a current conversation among appraisers, agents, as well as with multiple listing system providers who capture the listing data. Although there are marketable benefits in relation to saved energy costs, buyers are sometimes concerned about taking on leased systems, or technology that may age out.

With specific regard to Emerald Street, a one block long tree lined street not far from H Street, we revisited a couple of other properties last year. Prices in 2014 for these two settled sales profiled in Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) were $669,500. and $630,000. with a $2500 subsidy.

The listing agent for this sale was Morgan Knull with Re/Max Gateway. April Brown with Century 21 New Millennium represented the buyer in this transaction.

“Dear PoPville,

Friends of ours found this baby (only 5 weeks old) suffering from dehydration in front of a house at 13th and Maryland Ave, NE. The The neighbor said that our friend should probably take the puppy because it wouldn’t make it. Animal control has been called to that house before and they have beware of dog signs all around the yard. What course of action can someone take to make sure that there aren’t any other puppies inside that house?”

621 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From Pound the Hill:

“Friends, we are sad to announce that Pound is closing Sunday evening. We are excited to announce that Bourbon Coffee, Washington D.C. will be opening Monday. We are overwhelmed with emotions, but most of all, want to say a huge THANK YOU to each of you.

And here is our full letter about this weekend.”

Pound the Hill faced some tax issues back in March. And back in 2012 Pound the Hill issued a plea saying they were in danger of closing. Pound the Hill opened up at 621 Pennsylvania Ave, SE in March 2011.