“Dear PoPville,

Our row house has been on the market for 40 days and we have not received a single offer. I think our proximity to the metro and its Capitol Hill location are great, but it seems that the closed floor plan and the lack of A/C are turnoffs. I thought we were priced right, but am now wondering if we need to do another reduction. I would love to get feedback from the PoP Community.”

The listing says:

“New price! Instant equity! Open House Sunday 6/12 1-3pm. Historic charm meets modern living on a tree-lined street on Capitol Hill! Fall in love with the tin ceiling and hardwood floors. Imagine spending all your time in the renovated kitchen overlooking the dining room on one side & a patio on the other. One block to metro & .5 miles to Barrack’s Row & Eastern Market. PARKING & basement!”

You can see more photos here and here. 513 14th Street, SE is a 3 bed/2.5 bath listed at $680,000.

225 10th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 225 10th Street Northeast. The listing says:

“Remodeled bay front Victorian townhouse, large efficiency w/separate sleeping area, available immediately. House is between Stanton Park and Lincoln Park, blocks from US Capitol, Supreme court, Union Station. No Pets. $45 application fee per person. Available immediately.”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $950/Mo.

Ed. Note: Upstairs is for rent too – 2bed/1bath for $2,000/Mo.


VPP insanity cont.

“Dear PoPville,

I thought I’d share a somewhat amusing, but also incredibly annoying thing that happened to me this morning. I live on Capitol Hill and walk out to my car around 6:15 this morning to see that the driver’s side window has been smashed in. After checking through the car, the cash, the iPhone cables, the Barbour jacket were all still there–the only thing stolen was… the Visitor Parking Permit.”

Ed. Note: The OP also knows not to leave cash, iPhone cables, and jackets in the car.

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

Local newspaper, The Washington Post has the insane details:

“After handing over the [license] plates to police and being charged with three counts of misdemeanor theft, Whitman, 58, agreed to a deal on Tuesday that would lead to the case’s dismissal if he pays $1,000 in restitution, performs 32 hours of community service, remains out of trouble for the next 10 months, and stays away both from the nanny and the woman for whom she works.

The strange series of events could be viewed as the latest example of the District’s perpetual parking wars, except residents say parking isn’t a problem on their streets and that many babysitters use the visitor passes.

The couple soon realized that Whitman is their neighbor. He lives just around the corner.”

You gotta read the whole story.

116 12th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 116 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautiful 1BR/1BA English Basement Style Condo Minutes to Capitol Hill, NATS stadium, and METRO. Large living room with beautifully exposed brick walls. Kitchen with upgraded appliances, counter-tops, and plenty of cabinet space. Large bedroom, with great natural light. Washer and dryer inside of the unit.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $1,895/Mo.