“NEPTUNE’S CORNER CASTLE! THE GOD OF THE SEA HERE ON THE HILL, AN OASIS WITH PROXIMITY & PANACHE, ALL TIED UP WITH A BOW, LARGE CORNER YARD, VERY PRIVATE PATIO, GORGEOUS GARDENS, CAPITOL HILL CHARM, BETWEEN TWO METRO STATIONS, STEPS TO BARRACKS ROW, HARRIS TEETER, RIVER, PUBS, PARKS AND PATHS!”
“Councilmember Tommy Wells praised the selection of Donatelli Development and Blue Skye Construction for the Phase 1 redevelopment of Reservation 13. The Hill East project will consist of the construction of two mixed-use buildings focused on parcels F-1 and G-1 to the east of the Stadium-Armory Metro Station.
“The development for Hill East has been long delayed. With nearby access to public transit and bordered by the Anacostia River, this is a great opportunity to bring new amenities to the community, as well as the city. It is an important step toward creating the mixed-use development our city needs.
“The city will now enter into negotiations with the development team, and there is a lot of community-led work that still remains. I am particularly interested in adding affordable housing to the neighborhood to maintain the diversity that makes our city great. I look forward to the next phase of this development and to working with neighbors to honor the community’s vision.”
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: 1504 Massachusetts Ave SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Described as both “Other” and “Included in Sale Price”
Living Area Square Footage Per Tax Record: 892 Original List Price: Listed at $499,900. on 17 May 2013 List Price at Contract: $439,900.
Days on Market: 75 Settled Sales Price: $439,900.
Seller Subsidy: $10,000.
Settlement Date: 08/30/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
Per tax records, it looks like the recent owner paid $140,000. in February 2013. After renovating the property, they started with a list price of $499,900. during the hot Spring market days of May. As was noted by commenters on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post, 75 days on the market sure seems like a long time for a property in DC to be on the market.
In July 2013, the average number of days on market throughout all of DC was 35, which was significantly less than the 52 days on market average for last July. In the 20003 zip code that the subject property is in, the average days on market for July 2013 was only 23 (down from 33 in July 2012).
The fastest moving residential zip code in July 2013 was 20004, which is the area around Metro Center. There were nine transactions in that area, with an average of 17 days on market. The slowest moving zip code in July 2013 was 20007, which is Georgetown. There were a whopping 55 closed sales in that single month, with an average marketing time of 92 days. The average price in that area in July 2013 was $1,268,388.
Note that like the GDoN-R sale featured two weeks ago, the subject transaction was financed with a VA loan.
The listing agent was Ana Ron of ANR Realty, LLC. Wemmy Adeboyejo of Century 21 New Millenium represented the buyer.
“**Meticulously maintained Condo in Capitol Hill **Kitchen includes Cherry Cabinets & Ceramic Tiled Floors** Front & Rear Access **Rear Entrance includes Private Yard, Assigned Parking Space just steps from rear entrance & ample off street parking!!! Minutes to Grocery Store and Potomac Ave Station**PLEASE CALL BEFORE SHOWING**”
“Exquisitely designed and crafted CapHill condo. Equipped w/ 47″ flat screen, cable & wi-fi incl. Bright, open floor plan, with a spectacular granite kitchen, ss appl, 42″ cherry cabinets, 2 skylights, 9′ ceilings, 8′doors, new mechanicals, wood windows, h/w floors,bath w/ standing shower, chandelier & soaker claw foot tub! Built in storage in the bd w pvt access to deck. You won~t be disappointed!”
“WOW!!! Gorgeous Renovation just completed! Be the 1st to write a contract!! Completely Gutted and Rebuilt, Practically New! Brickfront, HUGE Front Yard w/ New Decorative Metal Fence. 3 Piece CROWN. New Cherry Stained Hardwoods. Gourmet Kitchen w/ GRANITE/STAINLESS, Bartop, Pendant Lights. Master Bath w/ Exotic Italian tile & ORB Shower Door!”
Yesterday I had an interesting experience and I am unsure if I did the right thing. Around 3PM I left my neighborhood metro and was confronted outside by a teenage boy beating up another teenage boy. There were about 10 other kids standing around watching it. The kid getting beaten up was able to escape and started running and yelling, “You are going to jump me! You are going to jump me in front of all these people.” There were several other people, more specifically adults (both white and black) and no one was saying anything and just walking by. The group of teenagers began to chase the kid and I started yelling as loud as I could to leave the kid alone and kept yelling it. I must have yelled it ten times, but they kept going after the kid and I right away started calling the police. Another kid in the group noticed that I was calling the police, and started yelling at me to hang up and I started yelling back to leave the kid alone. He then proceeded to yell, “White cracker etc etc, this is why no one wants your kind moving into our neighborhood.” He yelled a bunch of other things, which reflects a host of other underlying issues associated with the rapid gentrification in our city. Bad or good, that can be debated on another post. The police said they were on their way, the kids ran off, and I had a ten minute walk home that was uncomfortable to say the least.
I am wondering what I should have done in that situation to keep myself safe, but to bring attention to the situation. Everything I did was based in adrenaline and in the heat of the moment. I did not even take a second to fully think through the possible consequences of my actions, and am guessing I could have handled the situation differently. I was mainly thinking about the awful incidents that have ended horribly due to the bystander effect, and that is what made me start yelling.
I am sure the PoPville community will have varying opinions, but I am wondering if we could get the DC Police to answer this one. I know I am not the only one in DC that has been confronted by this, and I know I may be in a similar situation in the future.”
Ed. Note: I inquired with one of MPD’s leadership team who replied succinctly, “I give credit to those that intervene by calling 911 or shouting out to stop an attack”.
“ Music on the Hill is excited to announce that we are opening our doors to the Capitol Hill Community on July 13, 2013!
We are a brand new, family owned music store located at 1453 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 2nd floor. We are bringing music to the neighborhood, offering a place for Capitol Hill families to come explore and broaden their musical abilities, without having to travel far and wide! Music on the Hill is offering private lessons on piano, percussion, guitar, ukulele, and woodwinds, as well as group classes for all ages in ukulele and guitar. We also offer Mommy and Me music classes for infants and toddlers. All of our teachers are highly trained, qualified, and talented musicians.
On top of being your one stop lesson shop, we also provide guitar repair and have a retail shop to support our musicians. We carry everything from strings and reeds, to sheet music and lesson books.
Music on the Hill will be open Monday through Saturday all year round. For info on our hours of operation, visit us online at www.musiconthehilldc.com. We are now accepting registrations for group classes and private lessons beginning July 13th. Sign up today to take advantage of great early registration discounts, offered now through July 13th!”
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the rear of the 700 block of 12th Street, SE.
On Monday, June 24, 2013, at approximately 1:25 am, members of the First District received a call for the report of a shooting in the rear of the 700 block of 12th Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, the members located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 25 year-old Tywayne Thompson of Southeast, Washington, DC.
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. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
“Charming renovated townhouse in the Capitol Hill area featuring beautiful hardwood floors throughout, Newly renovated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, Contemporary kitchen cabinets with soft close drawers, two skylights, fenced backyard, freshly painted and in move in condition. Minutes from Metro and Eastern Market. Private parking in rear.”