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Featured Property: 1617 East Capitol St SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Garage Ownership: Fee Simple Basement: Full basement/partially finished Original List Price: $769,000. List Price at Contract: $729,000.
List Date: 10/25/2013
Days on Market: 89 Settled Sales Price: $710,000.
Seller Subsidy: $1000.
Settlement Date: 2/28/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
The original listing can be seen here: here. To see pics, click on the camera icon after opening the link.
This property was listed last Fall and needed to see two price reductions to get it to contract. A look at the recent sales of houses in this part of the city shows a wide range of price points, which can make right pricing a significant challenge. Extremely limited inventory is continuing to drive prices up, and that trend is expected to continue through the Spring market. Over the past six months, within a third of a mile radius of this property, there were 41 settled sales of houses, 11 currently under contract, and only 5 actively for sale.
The property last sold for $558,500. in 2008. You can see the virtual tour from that time period here. When it was in need of renovation in 2003, the property sold for $303,200.
The listing agent was Bobbie Krengel with Prudential PenFed Realty and the buyer was represented by Suzanne Goldstein of Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.
This sign is hanging at a well trafficked bus stop right in front of the Potomac Ave metro on Pennsylvania Ave, SE. Whether or not you agree with the message, I find the group that posted it interesting. From what I know, TENAC typically & primarily deals with tenants rights in DC; this seems to be a departure from their stated message/purpose. The statement at the bottom, “representing all DC tenants,” certainly gives the impression of much weight behind the sentiment.
I haven’t been a renter for quite a few years & find myself wondering if this group really does have the support & voice of tenants? Is TENAC changing its focus?”
TENAC is a non-profit, public service organization dedicated exclusively to tenant interests, tenant rights, and support for rent control in the District of Columbia. We are the only city-wide tenants organization, and we represent all tenants in the District of Columbia.
As a legal successor to the Tenants’ Organizations Political Action Committee (TOPAC), we have been serving tenants for almost 15 years. TENAC’s mission is to assist tenants through education, legal information, and lobbying for tenant legislation- especially affordable housing and tenants’ rights. TENAC prepares legislative proposals on behalf of tenants, and testifies frequently before the City Council on matters of vital interest to tenants. Of critical importance is TENAC’s HOTLINE (202-628-3688), which answers landlord/tenant questions, and TENAC’s role in helping tenants to form tenant associations throughout the city. TENAC believes that tenants in unorganized rental buildings are open for abuse by landlords, rental agents, and owners. We will not rest until we see a tenants’ association in every rental building in the city.
The sign, if it is indeed TENAC approved, is certainly an interesting departure from that mission…
“Row attached home with big front yard, front porch and poss. rear off street parking. Modestly renovated and in great shape with traditional spaces & features. Big kitchen. Upper floor with three bedrooms and bath. Lower level family room , laundry room and full bath. Great location one block from Stadium Armory Metro.”
“Start planning your 2014 SOIREES high above the Hill from this huge PRIVATE grass terrace with a three state million dollar view! This Designer’s three-level 1400sf. urban loft includes: Top floor master suite, 2.5 baths, site-finished hardwood, custom woodwork, fireplace, 14′ ceilings, Liebherr refrigerator, wine fridge, safe, WIFI, TV’s and electronics stay, low fees, garage parking, warranty.”
“SPACIOUS ONE BEDROOM CONDO LOCATED ON THE EDGE OF CAPITOL HILL-HIGH CEILINGS AND AMAZING NATURAL LIGHT FROM 8 WINDOWS. WELL DESIGNED UNIT WITH LOTS OF STORAGE. THE UNIT FEATURES STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GAS COOKING, AND IN-UNIT W/D. GORGEOUS HARDWOOD FLOORING. NEWLY PAINTED. YONE BLOCK METRO. ON SITE RENTAL PARKING FOR $100. PETS CASE BY CASE. WATER/GAS INCL.”
“Main level features exposed brick, open layout, HW floors and updated kitchen w/ granite and SS appliances. W/D half bath on main level. Upstairs has 3BR w/ custom closets and jetted tub in the bathroom. Great flagstone patio in back. Completely updated with designer touches throughout. Only two blocks to Metro and central to bus lines. Rent includes DishTV w/ premium channels.”
“Stabbing – 1500blk C St SE – male stabbed, treating & transporting to trauma center #DCFD”
Update from MPD:
“The victim walked to the firehouse on C Street and reported that he had been assaulted at 15th & C Streets NE. The victim reports an unknown person stabbed him in the back of the leg and left the scene. The victim did not wish to provide any additional information.”
I live on 16th street SE, between east capitol and A SE. Last night my father in law went to get some milk at the Cupboard around 5pm.
Apparently as he walked on East Capitol he passed a group of teenage high schoolers (presumably from Eastern High School). One came up behind him and hit him on the head with a metal pole. [He is doing ok. Just needed stitches. He is very lucky that he was hit where he was, a couple inches over he may not be here with us.] The kid ran off and the others laughed and then dispersed as he made it back to our home afraid they would continue to attack him.
We had the police respond and they were unable to find anything at this point. I have often felt uncomfortable and harassed by high school age children in this area and now they are actually attacking people for fun.
There was no attempt to take any of his possessions, so this is just a depraved act similar to the knockout games.”
“Please be aware of this suspicious activity event that occurred today. [Ed. Note: Yesterday]
This morning at about 11:15 AM, a female victim was operating her vehicle in the 1100 block of I Street SE and stopped at a traffic light, where another vehicle struck her car from behind. When the victim of the struck vehicle exited her car to inspect the damage she turned her vehicle off, took her keys with her and locked the doors. She spoke with the operator of the striking vehicle, who moments later left the scene without making his identity know to the victim. A observant citizen was able to report that while the victim was speaking with the operator, another subject exited a second car and walked up to the passenger side of the victim’s car and tried to open the door. After he was not able to gain entry to the vehicle, he returned to the second car and both suspect vehicles drove off.
The lookout for the striking vehicle is for a dark color Acura with MD paper tags. The description of the second vehicle is a dark gray Acura with unknown tags.
While we cannot be certain of the intentions of this second person, the actions of this event are similar to previously reported carjacking events. If that was their intention, the crime was thwarted because the potential victim followed the advise that we have given to the public: if you are involved in an accident and get out of your car to inspect the damage and speak with the other driver- first turn you car off, take the keys out of the ignition and lock your doors when you exit. If you feel uncomfortable, please call 911 and an officer will respond t assist you with the exchange of information.
The Hit & Run will be investigated by the First District H&R Coordinator; however, the incident will also be investigated by the First District Detectives Unit who are coordinating the investigation of several similiar incidents.”