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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: 309 Seaton Pl NE
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Basement: Yes, Fully Finished Parking: Street Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price for this listing: $699,900.
Property first listed by other agents in May at $799,000.
List Price at Contract: $699,900.
List Date: 06/11/2015
Days on Market for this listing: 5
Days on market for May 2015 listing: 67
Settled Sales Price: $699,900.
Seller Subsidy: $1500.
Settlement Date: 07/15/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Here is yet another example of a home that sold significantly lower than what it was originally optimistically priced at. Even in a fast paced market with heavy demand, initial pricing is key to a quick sale.

Just across North Capitol from its NW DC neighbor, Bloomingdale, Eckington is a NE DC neighborhood that has fee simple attached rowhomes that range significantly in size and price. The south and west ends of the neighborhood feature Victorians with turrets and bays. There are a few large detached homes, however, the majority of the housing stock are porch front houses similar to the subject property.

The highest price paid to date for a house in Eckington is $910,000., which has happened twice (once this Spring, and once in 2014). The bulk of home sales in this neighborhood fall into the $500,000. and $600,000’s.

There are currently 5 fee simple homes actively listed and 7 condo units listed.

The listing agents for this sale were Trent Heminger and Kevin Gray with Beasley Real Estate LLC. represented the buyer in this transaction. Nathan Guggenheim with Washington Fine Properties represented the buyer.

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting 9:18 PM 1800 BLK 3rd St, NE. LOF B/M, 5’9″, 130-145 lbs., last seen east alley of the 1800 BLK 3rd St, NE”

From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 9:30 pm tonight in the 1800 block of 3rd Street, NE. The Complainant sustained a gunshot wound to the hand. Lookout is for a Black male, unknown dress 5’9 130-145 lbs. Last seen in the east alley of the 1800 block of 3rd Street, NE

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Last night, I found a pink iPhone near 3rd St NE and R St NE in my alley. After reaching out to the Eckington listserve to find it’s owner, I was informed that there was a mugging on the Metropolitan Branch Trial around 11:30 a.m. yesterday, July 13, 2015, and the only things that were stolen was an iPhone and $50 (and probably the victim’s general faith in mankind).

Information on the mugging (with pictures of the assailants) can be found here.

I can only imagine the state of shock the victim must be in, and I would like to get her phone back to her ASAP. Can you help?

Interested folks can e-mail me at biriye@gmail.com and simply tell me what kind of sticker is on the back of the iPhone.

If I don’t hear anything back today, I’ll send the iPhone to the police — where it will likely fall into a evidence-holding cosmic black hole.”

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. “

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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.