06/17/14 12:55pm

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.

01/02/14 3:00pm

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.

10/08/13 3:00pm

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.

05/03/13 11:00am

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.

03/26/13 1:00pm

1734 Taylor Street Northwest

This house is located at 1734 Taylor Street, NW:


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The listing says:

“Refinement,detail and graciousness greet you upon entering this 4 level,5 bdrm,3.5bth home. Original hardwood floors, sunfilled spacious rooms, built-ins, great light, amazing storage, a lower level family room or full in – law suite with 2nd kitchen and easy access to the superb gardens of this r9000 sq ft+ lot make this property a MUST SEE,Walk to trans,Rock Creek Park”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,059,000.

03/21/13 1:00pm

4861 Blagden Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 4861 Blagden Avenue, NW:


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The listing says:

“Live in fixer upper in good condition. Nice size lot, garage and driveway parking, wood floors, wide double living room w/ fpl, separate dining room, full basement with space to expand. Great block with high end homes. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy into wonderful Crestwood, DC’s best kept secret”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $599,777.

01/11/13 11:00am

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: 1623 Taylor St NW
Legal Subdivision: Crestwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Crestwood
Original List Price: $972,900
List Price at Contract: $972,900.
List Date: 11/19/2012
Days on Market: 11
Settled Sales Price: $1,062,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0
List to Net Sales Price Ratio:109.16%
Settlement Date: 1/9/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, click on the camera icon after opening the link.

From the first comment to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post: “The house looks like it was either built or the style screams 70′s to me and that is hardly scream from your rooftop glorious nor is it vintage.” To which another commenter responded: “If the style screams the 70s you obviously weren’t alive in the 70s.” Although the house history folks like to remind me that DC public record dates for construction are not always accurate, I’d say that the 1951 date noted is well within reason.

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01/07/13 1:00pm

This house is located at 4330 Blagden Avenue, NW:


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The listing says:

“Brand new renovation!! Sunny contempory split level outside Rock Creek Park located in sought after Crestwood. 5BR/3BA, 3000sq.ft of living area featuring Chefs Kitchen, designer baths, family room, media room, outdoor patio and landscaped grounds.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3 bath is going for $960,000.

11/27/12 1:00pm

This house is located at 1624 Taylor Street, NW:


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The listing says:

“This remarkable MCM inspired home greets you with a gracious open floor plan,flooded with natural light .2 full stone wall fireplaces, original hardwood floors & skylights reflect vintage architectural detail. Professional stainless/granite kitchen is outfitted w/ top of the line appliances.Huge LL w/ FamRm/Recrm/bar+,Great Closets,Attd Gar”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $972,900.