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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.”

159 V Street Northeast

This house is located at 159 V Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“NEW NEW NEW! Pride of the neighborhood! This beautiful row home in Eckington has been fully renovated. New sun bathed kitchen, with granite counter tops stainless steel appliances, New bathrooms that have the modern touch. New energy efficient windows, New hardwood floors, new HVAC, new electrical and new drywall throughout the house. This home has a private driveway and much more. ACT NOW!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $599,900.

2009 2nd Street Northeast

This rental is located at 2009 2nd Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Looking for a brand new apartment? Be the first to live in this beautiful, fully remodeled unit featuring fully equipped kitchen with granite, stylish glass tiled backsplash, upgraded appliances & plentiful cabinet space, luxurious, fully tiled bath,wood floors & carpeted bedrooms, Best of all is location–in heart of booming Eckington–close to shops, restaurants, Metro and more! HURRY!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,595/Mo.

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This house is located at 317 Todd Place, NE. The listing says:

“Alarm in the house! beautifully renovated town home in great Eckington area, close to Metro and restaurants. brand new kitchen with new cabinets, SS appliances, hardwood floor on main and upper level, marble counter tops, two parking spaces in the back, nice deck and so much more. owner licensed realtor.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $729,990.

16 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast

This rental is located at 16 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“This stunning 3 level 2,700 sqft Victorian is a must see. Features include; 4 bdr w/ 3 ba, 10ft ceilings, exposed brick, decorative fireplace; top-rate soundproofing, low-e windows, large deck; hardwood floors, Ergon tiles, gourmet kitchen w/ granite counter, stainless steel appliances and many more. Walking distance to Metro, bars, restaurants etc. You will not be disappointed.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $4,750/Mo.