04/04/14 11:00am

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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 popville.com 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: 1457 Park Rd NW #205
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 0 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo Monthly fee: $143.80.
Square Footage per listing: 278
Original List Price: $99,000
List Price at Contract: $99,000.
List Date: 1/15/2014
Days on Market: 26
Settled Sales Price: $99,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 3/28/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

In a quadrant where a parking space can sell for $65,000, any living space that is available for $99,000. should seem like a good deal. In the past year, there have been a total of five other condo units that have settled under $100,000. in NW DC. (One of those units had the language, “NOTE: MOLD IS PRESENT IN THE UNIT. PURCHASE & ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. Will need new drywall on the outside walls and the root cause of the problem will need to be fixed.” in the listing.)

The listing for the subject property explains that there is a high investor ratio. This is significant in relation to lending guidelines such that it may be impossible or very difficult to secure financing under this condition. The listing agent also clarifies that the unit is available to owner occupants only. Many condos have proactively amended by laws to restrict the number of units that can be rented at any one time, specifically because the inability to obtain financing ultimately affects the potential market value of units in the building.

The listing agent was Hans Wydler of Long and Foster. Christine McGuinness of Weichert Realtors represented the buyer.

03/29/14 3:53pm

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Photo of 14th and Irving St, NW tweeted by @wowindc

@wowindc tweets us around 3pm:

“expect delays below & above ground around block of DCUSA.”

@metrotransitPD tweets:

“MTPD on scene at Columbia Heights for person struck by n/b train. Preliminary report is the person intentionally left the platform. Col Hghts update: Adult male intentionally placed himself in path of arriving Yellow Line train, fatality. Single tracking continues.”

From @ metrorailinfo:

“Green/Yellow Line: Single tracking btwn Georgia Ave & Shaw-Howard due to a person struck by a train at Columbia Heights.Expect delays.”

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03/28/14 11:00am

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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 popville.com 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: 2725 13th St NW #2
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Drvwy/Off-Street Ownership: Condo Monthly fee: $238.80.
Square Footage per listing: 1237
Original List Price: $674,900.
List Price at Contract: $624,900.
List Date: 1/7/2014
Days on Market: 21
Settled Sales Price: $595,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled price per square foot (adjusted $25,000. For parking): $460/sq foot
Settlement Date: 3/14/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here. You can see the virtual tour here.

Columbia Heights in 1993 was a very different place than it is today, from a number of perspectives. This massive Victorian corner property sold in its entirety for $229,000, a price less than the typical one bedroom condo in the area’s current real estate market. A few years later, in 1999, the property sold again for $250,000. Right around that period of time, the value of real estate in many downtown neighborhoods throughout the District began an upward trajectory that slowed from about 2006 to 2009, only to resume in earnest and continue its ascent in present day.

In 2012, the property came on the market at a list price of $1,095,000. It was purchased at that time for $975,000. You can see the extensive historic details in the virtual tour here.

The recent owners subdivided the property into four condo units. In addition to the subject property, Unit 3, a 1262 square foot two bedroom two bath unit sold for $703,900. Units 1 and 4 are currently under contract.

The listing agent was Mark Mlakar with M Squared Real Estate. Justin Paulhamus also of M Squared Real Estate was the designated representative for the buyer.

03/27/14 5:00pm

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Monday, April 7th
Ed. Note: The time was changed to 3:30-5:00pm
Cardozo – 1200 Clifton St, NW
Free

UPDATE:

“D.C. United has announced that it has postponed today’s open training session at Cardozo Education Campus due to the inclement weather.

A make-up date will be announced at a later date.”

03/25/14 8:47am

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“We saw this dog at about 7:30 am at Spring and Rock Creek Church Rd NW. It was pretty shy and not wearing a collar, and it took off down Rock Creek Church Rd NW.”

The owner sends word:

“Our dog bolted without his collar this morning and we lost him around Meridian Pint this morning. His name is Jimbo- He’s black, white, and tan with a tan face and white legs with little tan freckles. He’s about 30lbs. he may come if you call him in a high voice, crouch and seem like you have a treat. He might just hide (if you spot him please call 202-503-8604).”

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UPDATE: FOUND