“At the beginning of 2014, Redfin predicted neighborhoods that would be hot in 2014, based on consumer activity on Redfin.com. We decided to take a look back at our January predictions to see if these neighborhoods are Hot or Not. Upper Chevy Chase came in at #4 on our original Hottest Neighborhood List and it’s still on top. In fact, so far this year, 40 percent of homes in Upper Chevy Chase sold above asking price – homes are staying on the market for an average of just 5 days.
Redfin is also predicting a hot hood to watch out for in the second half of 2014 – Eckington. Redfin agent Leslie White says the main drivers of interest in this neighborhood are affordability and location. “Prices tend to be lower than neighboring Bloomingdale and NoMa, which have seen significant developer activity in recent years. ‘Fixer-uppers’ can still be found at fair prices in Eckington,” White says.”
“Greetings! A woman on the Met Branch Bike Trail was assaulted and robbed earlier this evening [Monday. The address of the offense is the 300 block of R Street, NE.]. Due to the rapid response of Mountain Bike Officers a subject was stopped and identified as the perpetrator. The woman was uninjured. Because the offender is a juvenile we can not release information on the offender.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse in the area of the 1800 block of 4th Street NE, on the Metropolitan Bike Trail.
On Monday, June 16, 2014, between 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, an adult female was approached by an unknown male in 1800 block of 4th Street NE, on the Metropolitan Bike Trail. The suspect assaulted her with the intent to commit a sexual offense. The suspect fled the scene on a dark colored bicycle.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 18 years of age, approximately 5’5 in height, medium build, medium complexion, with short hair, slight facial hair around his chin, wearing a white tank top and khaki cargo shorts or pants rolled up. The suspect was riding a dark colored bicycle.
UPDATE: The Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse that occurred on yesterday in the 1800 block of 4th Street, NE, has been closed with an arrest.
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Featured Property: 170 Todd Place NE
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Drvwy/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple Original List Price: $509,900.
List Price at Contract: $509,000.
List Date: 4/19/2014
Days on Market: 16 Settled Sales Price: $500,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/2/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Original GDoN post is: here. The original listing can be seen here: here.
Eckington is located at the very west edge of Northeast, across the street from Bloomingdale. The two neighborhoods are physically separated by North Capitol Street (which literally has barriers up to prevent people from crossing the busy street at non-intersections). The legal subdivision of Eckington actually crosses that barrier into Northwest, as it includes the Florida/Rhode Island/North Cap triangle, however, the Eckington neighborhood is generally considered to be the part that is in NE, bounded by Rhode Island Ave to the north, Florida Ave to the south, and the Metro and rail tracks to the east.
The south part of the neighborhood (R Street, Q Street, Quincy) features late 19th century Victorian bay front brick rowhomes similar to those found in Bloomingdale. The rest of the neighborhood is populated by porch front homes similar to the subject property, as well as several multi-unit buildings, some of which are condo and some rental.
Since the beginning of 2014, there have been 23 sales of fee simple houses ranging in price from $345,000. for an AS IS deal that needed renovation, on up to a house on North Capitol Street NE that went for $810,000. Median net sold price for houses in the neighborhood so far in 2014 is $561,650.
The listing agent was David Pridgen, Jr. of Prudential PenFed Realty. The buyer was represented by Carlos Espinoza of RE/MAX Realty Group.
I want to alert others in the area to a horrific experience my husband and I had with our dog’s groomer, who I know has many clients around Eckington and Bloomingdale. I hope that by sharing this experience, I can prevent other dog parents from going through a similar trauma.
We picked up our little guy from his grooming appointment last weekend, only to find that the white part of his left eye was completely blood red. The groomer claimed that nothing out of the ordinary had happened, even though our dog had clearly been injured. The groomer downplayed it and acted like there was no reason for us to be alarmed. As soon as we got home, we noticed that our dog was having trouble seeing. He was running into furniture, etc. Even more disturbing was that he was behaving as though he was shell shocked. He was pacing nonstop and cowering in corners. He was clearly terrified.
We brought him to the emergency vet at Friendship Animal Hospital, where the veterinarian discovered deep purple bruising beneath his fur, all the way around the exterior of his eye, in addition to a cut on the inside of his eye. She determined that his injury was likely the result of some kind of blunt force trauma, whether an accident or intentional.
My husband and I are absolutely sick over this. We love our dog more than anything, so to think that we put him in harm’s way is incredibly distressing. He’s been to three vet appointments due to this injury, and we are so thankful that he seems to be making a full recovery and has regained his normal sight. If anyone would like the full details, I am eager to share them, and would also be happy to share the report from the vet. You can contact me directly at mmkashino(at)gmail.com.”
This house is located at 170 Todd Place, Northeast. The listing says:
“LOCATED IN THE HOT ECKINGTON! CONVENIENTLY LOCATED RENOVATED 3 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH HOME WITH PARKING PAD, COMPRISED OF PORCHED FRONT, REFINSHED WOOD FLOORS, UPDATED KITCHEN, UPDATED BATHROOM W/CERAMIC, FRESHLY PAINTED, NEW APPLIANCES, FINISHED BASEMENT WITH .5BATH, PARTIALLY FENCED REAR, CENTRAL AIR. GREAT DEAL AT THIS PRICE!”
“Great location just a block from Bloomingdale! BRAND NEW First floor apartment! Wood floors, ceramic, brand new bathroom with qualitiy fixtures and features! Kitchen granite, stainless and more. Driveway parking space available for an additional $75.00 per month, otherwise street parking. Security alarm service included in rent. Wash/Dryer in the unit. Great place!”