“Today I found this sweet, older male dog around 14th and Independence SE, though he was moving along and no neighbors knew him so I’m guessing he came from further away. He is skinny and has a collar but no tags. He got along great with my dog but was barking in the apartment so I had to take him to the Humane Society on New York Ave. If you know anything about this dog or if you want to adopt him please contact the Washington Humane Society, 202-567-6664.”

From Alert DC:

“DC Water reports a water main break on 8th St. between Pennsylvania Ave. and G St. SE. Twenty-five businesses are affected. Restoration time is expected to be between 8 to 10 hours. 8th St. is closed between Pennsylvania Ave. and G St. SE. Please avoid.”

From @DCWater:

“12” water main broke on 8th St SE from G St to Penn. Nearby businesses are w/o water (Might have to find coffee elsewhere!) #barracksrow”

14 F Street, NW

A serious end of an era from the Washington Post:

“Papageorge, the man crooning folk tunes from a platform by the bar at Kelly’s Irish Times, first sat in that spot nearly three decades ago. Outside, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Marion Barry was the mayor. Nearby Union Station, which had reportedly featured cigarette burns on its carpets and toadstools growing in its corners, was closed for refurbishment.

Inside, Papageorge played “Sweet Caroline” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” to soppy Friday night crowds — they’d sing along, enthused and off-key.”

So many good blurry memories…


“Dear PoPville,

See subject car in frame. When I arrived last night I had to squeeze in between 2 SUVs, now during the day they’re gone and it looks like I poorly parked (never mind that it’s midday and half the block is empty anyway). These people with entirely too much free time and concern over how other people park are really getting tiresome. Maybe a PSA to assume we all know what the hell we’re doing and unless you legitimately OBSERVED someone as they were parking you keep your hands off their car.”


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a advertiser. 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: 521 Tennessee Ave NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.1 Parking: Street Basement: Full Unfinished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $619,500.
List Price at Contract: $619,500.
List Date: 10/30/2014
Days on Market: 20
Settled Sales Price: $620,500.
Seller Subsidy: $18,837.28
Settlement Date: 12/16/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Last week, Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) looked at a small home in Old City #2 in Northwest DC. This week’s subject property is in NE, in Old City #1, and although on the smallish side, does have an unfinished basement that provides laundry space, as well as storage (which is super helpful when living in a small space).

The home last sold in 2008 for net $454,816. in what appears to be about the same condition that it is in now. For those who do not recall, the DC real estate market six years ago was in a very different place. Of course, since that timeframe, H Street has hit its stride, in addition to the market returning to a high demand cycle.

In 1998, this home was on the market for nearly a month and did not sell until the price was dropped to $149,000. At that time, it ultimately sold for $142,500.

The listing agent was James Dean with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PerFed Realty. Joe Mascio with Real Living at Home represented the buyer in this transaction.