309 Seaton Place Northeast

This house is located at 309 Seaton Place, Northeast. The listing says:

“The total package in Hot Eckington! Stunning renovation offers unusual brightness-40″x40″ skylight sends sunlight throughout- beautiful,secluded rear patio and deck- elegant lower-level living area-Perfect for entertaining!-gorgeous hardwood floors-gourmet kitchen-Spacious master bedroom with dramatic vaulted ceiling and full bath. Minutes to Downtown DC -NY Ave Metro very close- Don’t miss it!”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,000.

From DC Alerts:

“shooting @ 0207 hrs in the 1800 North Capitol ST NE no lookout”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of North Capitol Street, Northeast.

On Sunday, May 10, 2015 at approximately 1:45 am, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1800 block of North Capitol Street. While canvassing, members located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds within the block. DC Fire and EMS personnel arrived on scene and determined there were no signs of life. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 27 year-old Terrance Wayne Moore, of Northeast, Washington.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. “

DC8515150 - Exterior (Front)

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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: 317 Todd Pl NE
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Brick driveway Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $729,990.
List Price at Contract: $699,990.
List Date: 12/07/2014
Days on Market: 97
Settled Sales Price: $699,990.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 04/28/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Recent average days on market for homes in Eckington is 14, so note that this property remained active for 97 days before going under contract. Given how tight inventory is, this is a great example of how it sometimes makes sense to look at inventory that has been hanging out for a while and not only the new listings that pop up and everybody flocks to. Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI) reports that in March 2015, there was less than one month worth of supply of properties for sale in the Eckington neighborhood (aka super tight inventory).

Eckington is on the very west edge of the NE quadrant boundary, with neighboring Bloomingdale across North Capitol to the west. The two neighborhoods share part of the legal subdivision of Eckington, which can sometimes be confusing with listings for sale. Eckington is typically considered to be on the NE side and anything on the NW (the Florida/Rhode Island/North Cap triangle basically) is Bloomingdale.

Eckington amenities include the Harry Thomas Sr Rec Center, which has a lovely pool surround by green space. There’s not really a commercial strip within Eckington, however, the businesses along that part of the North Capitol Corridor are populating, including the long awaited Washington Firehouse Restaurant, and The Pub and The People. NOMA’s red line Metro is across from the south end of the neighborhood.

The listing agent for this sale was Qin Zheng with Fairfax Realty, Inc. Mansour Abu-Rahmeh with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer in this transaction.

14 S Street Northeast

This unit is located at 14 S Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Modern 2 Bedroom in Eckington! Low Condo Fee ($212/Mon) Open Floor plan with Granite Counters, Oak Floors, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Close to restaurants (Firehouse, Big Bear Cafe, The Red Hen, +), Harris Teeter (NOMA shopping Center), Newly renovated Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center-Park and Pool right across the street!”

14 S Street Northeast inside

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/ 1 bath is going for $345,000 ($212 monthly fee.)

26-Q-Street-Northeast-sold

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: 26 Q St NE #1
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Driveway/ Off Street Levels: 2 Square Footage: Not reported Ownership: Condo
Original List Price: $569,000.
List Price at Contract: $584,000.
List Date: 2/15/2014
Days on Market: 139
Settled Sales Price: $584,000.
Seller Subsidy: $15,500.
Settlement Date: 2/27/2015
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) revisited a sale of a house in Eckington that sold for $595,000. The house was a smaller scale porch front at the north end of the neighborhood.

This property is a Victorian rowhome turned into two duplex condos. It is located at the south end of the neighborhood, on the unit block, with fairly easy access to NOMA and the New York Avenue Metro, as well as Bloomingdale’s Washington Firehouse Restaurant, Big Bear Café, the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market, and other amenities. This side of the neighborhood is heavy in the large bay front Victorians that are mirrored in Bloomingdale on the west side of North Cap.

You can see details for both units here.

The listing agent for this sale was Jason Martin with Keller Williams Capital Properties (per disclosure above, the same brokerage that the writer is affiliated with). Chad Dudley with Re/Max Realty Services represented the buyer in this transaction.

159-V-Street-Northeast-e1419953541454

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: 159 V St NE
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Driveway/ Off Street Basement: Fully Finished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $599,900.
List Price at Contract: $599,900.
List Date: 12/28/2014
Days on Market: 13
Settled Sales Price: $595,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 2/26/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

The comments on the original Good Deal or Not GDoN post led to an interesting discussion of the pros and cons of buying a home renovated by an investor.

This Eckington home is located a few blocks from the Bloomingdale commercial areas, which now include North Capitol Street (The Washington Firehouse Restaurant), First Street NW, and Rhode Island Avenue NW. This is a fee simple home with a basement, parking, and a porch and front yard. The interior has been completely updated with a new kitchen, baths, floors, etc.

Currently, there is only one active listing in the neighborhood for a house priced under $600,000., which is located on a busy street and reportedly suffered recent fire and water damage.

Since July 2014, there have been a total of 35 settled sales of fee simple houses in the NE Eckington neighborhood. These have ranged from $318,250 to $835,000.

The listing agent for this sale was Leo Pareja with Keller Williams Realty Falls Church. Daryl Judy with Washington Fine Properties, LLC represented the buyer in this transaction.

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, February 10, 2015 between the hours of 8:00pm and 8:15pm two carjacking incidents took place in the Fifth District. The first incident took place in front of a convince store located in 1900 block of 9th Street Northeast. The second carjacking took place at a service station located in the unit block of Florida Avenue Northeast. In both instances the suspect displayed a small black hand gun. In the service station incident the suspect was observed getting out of a silver color Toyota Prius. The first vehicle stolen was a 2008 BMW 328is, black in color , 4 door sedan, DC registration EU2354. The second vehicle was a 2005 Mercedes Benz CLK320 Black ion color, Coupe with Maryland registration 7BN5740.

If you see these vehicles please notify MPD and provide the last location where the vehicle was observed.”

From @DCAlerts:

“shooting at [0100] hrs in the 200 block of T ST NE. No Lookout at this time”

@alanhenney follows up with:

“[200 block of] T St NE in Eckington, DC is CONFIRMED HOMICIDE. 2nd homicide in DC in past few hours.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 200 block of T Street, Northeast.

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, at approximately 12:40 am, members of the Fifth District responded to investigate the sound of gunshots reported in the 200 block of T Street, NE, where they discovered a juvenile male suffering from apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Andrew Newman, of Northeast. Investigation into the incident continues. Suspect information is not available at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”