12/16/13 3:00pm

2123 California Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2123 California Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“This is NOT A BASEMENT unit- A beautiful,OPEN FLOOR and charming JR. One bedroom residence in a sought after BRIGHTON building in Kalorama. Full separate kitchen- dining area-working area- Natural lights with view to court yard. Panoramic view of DC from roof deck. All utilities and cable INCLUDED. Few minutes to international cuisines, two METRO, Dupont circle, Shops, parks, Embassy row, hotels.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,100/Mo.

12/11/13 1:00pm

2325 Ashmead Place Northwest

This house is located at 2325 Ashmead Place, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Stunning 3 lvl home w/ PARKING in sought-after Kalorama. Convenient to Metro, shops & restaurants, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Woodley Park, National Zoo, Rock Creek Park trails & 3 different playgrounds. Quiet, tree-lined street in the desirable Oyster-Adams school district. Spectacular kitchen w/ island, fireplace, custom mouldings, hardwood, spacious BRs, pristine baths. LL in-law suite.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,249,900.

10/10/13 3:00pm

2127 California Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2127 California Street, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Walking distance to shopping, fresh markets, 5 min walk to the heart of Adams Morgan, DuPont Circle and Metro, a 15 min walk to Georgetown. With 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies, & 2 bathrooms, perfect set up for roommates or a small family. High ceilings, granite countertops, walk-in closets, hardwood floors and beautiful natural light give this luxurious condo a classic feel with a contemporary finish.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,250/Mo.

09/25/13 1:00pm

2446 Belmont Road Northwest

This house is located at 2446 Belmont Road, Northwest:


The listing says:

“Historic 1920s’s residence situated on an oversized home site. This 2011 meticulous renovation & substantial addition features gracious public rooms, 8-9BR/8.5 spa baths w/exquisite finishes, fully finished lower level w/au-pair suite, and approx. 8200 finished sq.ft. Stunning oversized terrace/formal gardens, 2 car gar parking & gated courtyard for 8-10 vehicles.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 9 bed/8.5 bath is going for $5,995,000.

06/11/13 1:00pm


This unit is located at 2201 Massachusetts Ave, NW:

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The listing says:

“OPEN SUN 1-4. Massive 1bd in Historic Castle. 825sf, 14ft Ceilings, HWF, Tons of Windows, Amazing Views, Separate Dining Room,Wood Burning FP, Classic 8in Moldings. Kitchen: SS Appliances & Lots of Storage. Bathroom: Double Vanity, Soaking Tub, Porcelain Tile, Dual Entry. 2 Blocks to Dupont Metro. Best Location in the City.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $524,900 ($535 monthly fee.)

05/17/13 11:00am


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Featured Property: 1842 California St NW #8B
Legal Subdivision: Kalorama
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Kalorama
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
Condo fee: $171/month
Living Area Square Footage per Tax Record: 398
Original List Price for most recent listing: $299,000.
List Price at Contract: $299,000.
List Date: 3/2/2013
Days on Market: 46
Settled Sales Price: $290,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settled Price per Square Foot: $729.
Settlement Date: 05/13/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.

There are records of property listings for this condo building that go back as far as 1995 (the current multiple listing service has only been in existence since the mid-1990’s). Back in the day, nearly two decades ago, units in this building were pricing around $150. per square foot, which would put a unit this size at close to $60,000. Interest rates at that time were averaging around 7.85% for a 30year fixed, so a monthly PITI (principal, interest taxes, and insurance) payment (with 20% down) would have been around $276. (or, adjusted for inflation, about $421.00 in 2013 dollars)

At the current pricing, with 20% down and an interest rate more than 4 percentage points lower (Zillow’s mortgage calculator is currently quoting 3.48%), the monthly PITI would run approximately $1269. The listing reports that this unit has a monthly condo fee of $171.

At the pivotal height of the real estate bubble in 2005, this particular unit sold for $295,000. Interest rates at that time were averaging around 5.75%. At that rate, with 20% down, the monthly PITI would look more like $1632.

These numbers are approximate and are from online mortgage calculators. Taxes have been adjusted for the current DC property tax rate. Interest rates are subject to fluctuation and relate to the borrower’s overall credit picture. Different loan products (such as a lower down payment) may require additional costs, such as mortgage insurance. A good place to start if you’re thinking about buying is to have a conversation with a mortgage professional about options.

The listing agents were Edward Poutier and Stewart Coleman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Fleur Howgill of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

04/05/13 2:30pm

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Dear PoPville,

For the last 10 days or so, at 8AM sharp, first reveille is played, and then the star spangled banner, loudly, and can be heard across the whole neighborhood. I live on Ashmead Place and my neighbors and I have been trying to figure out where it’s coming from. My best guess so far is the horse stables along Rock Creek right below the bridge.

Any word on where/why?

03/13/13 3:00pm

2126 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 2126 Connecticut Avenue, NW:

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The listing says:

“Gorgeous, spacious 2BD, 2BA apartment at The Dresden. Great location, close to Dupont Circle and Woodley Park metro stations. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Great views from roof deck. Water and Electricity included in the rent. Please call showing contact before going.”

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $4,250/Mo.