From MPD:

“On Monday, December 8, 2014, around 1pm, (6) vehicles were broken into in the 1900 block of Upshur Street, NW. Additionally, a victim was robbed of property by the same subject that broke into the vehicles. The Fourth District Detectives Unit conducted an investigation and were able to quickly obtain an arrest warrant for 18 year old Quinton Battle of the 5800 block of Suitland Road in District Heights, MD. Quinton Battle was arrested by members of the 4D Crime Suppression Team on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. He is currently being held at the DC Jail pending a court hearing.

The detectives are continuing to investigate any other crimes that this subject may have committed. Please continue to call 911 to report suspicious activity.”

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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: 4512 Argyle Terrace NW
Legal Subdivision: Crestwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Crestwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Garage Basement: Yes, Finished Walkout Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $995,900.
List Price at Contract: $969,500.
List Date: 6/14/2014
Days on Market: 93
Settled Sales Price: $952,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/15/14
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 or Not (GDoN) post included much speculation as to whether a change in school boundaries could affect home prices in the Crestwood neighborhood. Since most of the clients I have personally worked with in Crestwood, as well as friends who live in the neighborhood have either a) not had school age kids, or b) have kids in private school, I think it’s unlikely that a change in school boundaries would have much of an effect on prices. In any case, the current school locator continues to show this property within boundary for Wilson High School. You can see the August 2014 final recommendations on the boundary issues here.

The subject property was purchased in February 2014 for $620,000. Unfortunately, there is only an exterior Before pic.

You can see current active listings, pendings, and solds since March 2014 in the Crestwood neighborhood here.

The listing agent was Janette Harvey of Central Properties, LLC. Rob Williams of DC Home Buzz represented the buyer in this transaction.

4564 Argyle Terrace Northwest

This house is located at 4564 Argyle Terrace, Northwest. The listing says:

“Midcentury modern gem! Rare, meticulously-renovated 4 bedroom/3.5bath home on huge 8900sft lot in delightful Crestwood setting. Striking master suite/master bath, fine kitchen with custom cabinetry, Arch. Ceramics, Hansgrohe, granite and s/s fixtures. Sunny dining & L/R with F/P opens onto spacious deck. Bright, livable lower level opens to loggia porch w/fireplace.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $935,000.

4512 Argyle Terrace Northwest

This house is located at 4512 Argyle Terrace, Northwest. The listing says:

“This beautifully renovated home is in the sought after Crestwood community. Conveniently located minutes from downtown and the tranquil surroundings of Rock Creek park .The sun-filled open contemporary layout features a wonderful new kitchen, brand new stainless steel appliances and a gorgeous waterfall island that opens to the lovely deck overlooking a serene and private garden retreat.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $995,900.

1714 Upshur Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1714 Upshur Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Traditional home in Crestwood that’s move in ready. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with hardwood flooring on 3 levels and a finished basement The finished attic is perfect for a playroom, office or 5th bedroom. Separate dining room, breakfast room and pantry. Breakfast room opens to a relaxing deck overlooking the fenced yard. Detached office/studio. Off street parking for 3 cars. For sale too DC8219907 [$799,999]”

You can see more photos here.

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

1714 Upshur Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1714 Upshur Street, Northwest:

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The listing says:

“Sought after Crestwood community….Beautiful 4 level, 4 BR w/2 car garage plus carport. Elegant 1926 features……formal LR, DR and sunroom. Cozy elegant front porch. HDWD floors, eat in kit./walk in pantry. Private fenced yard w/ second detached heated sunroom with tons of windows/sunlight. Finished W/O basement w/gas FP, and walk in Cedar closet plus full bath. Upper 2nd level attic/5th BR.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $4,750/Mo.

4330-Blagden-Avenue

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: 4330 Blagden Ave NW
Legal Subdivision: Crestwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Crestwood
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3
Living Area Square Footage per Tax Record: 2516
Lot Size per Tax Record: 7712
Original List Price for most recent listing: $960,000.
List Price at Contract: $895,990.
List Date: 1/4/2013
Days on Market: 247
Settled Sales Price: $896,000
Seller Subsidy: $10,750.
Settlement Date: 04/08/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen:here .

Crestwood has the benefit of being tucked right over Rock Creek Park, yet is also just off 16th Street NW for a relatively quick trip downtown. Those who prefer Metro may not find it desirable, but buses run regularly up and down 16th. Some of us like to be smack dab in the middle of the urban environment, and plenty of folks enjoy the kind of retreat that a neighborhood like this provides.

In a real estate market where buyers are likely to miss out on the property of their dreams if they blink, this home was on the market for a considerable amount of time. There were actually several versions of the listing. The days on market above reflects the data in the most recent listing. In cases like this, we typically look to the price in relation to location as the culprit.

Back in 2004, which was during the climbing slope prior to the real estate bubble, the house sold in good condition (but not tricked out) for $659,000. In October 2011, the property went for net $480,150. as a short sale. In April 2012, the property was listed at $1,225,000. It failed to sell at that time despite some pretty schmancy staging. To see the difference between staged décor and professional photos vs. an unfurnished house, click the link above for the listing and click on the camera icon.

The listing agent was Brian Thomas of KL Associates, Inc. Marjorie Dick Stuart of W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors (A Long and Foster Company) represented the buyer.