03/12/14 4:15pm

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“Dear PoPville,

Pete was hit by a car this morning near the Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill. He ran away and has not been seen since so his condition is unknown. Pete is scared of strangers. He will bark but not bite. He’s a 70 lb hound mix. With information or a lead:541-285-3622″

UPDATE: Found

03/07/14 11:00am

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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: 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

Original GDoN post is: here.

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.

02/28/14 1:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

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?”

Their mission statement says:

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…

02/21/14 1:00pm

407 Kentucky Avenue Southeast

This house is located at 407 Kentucky Avenue Southeast. (see map here.)

The listing says:

“Wonderful attached row house awaiting your upgrades. Super location on picturesque block. Two blocks to Metro, Safeway, Harris Teeter. Everything at your fingertips! Estate, As-Is sale.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath was going for $499,000 but is already under contract. What do you think it ended up going for?

02/11/14 1:00pm

1818 Potomac Avenue Southeast

This house is located at 1818 Potomac Avenue, Southeast:

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The listing says:

“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.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $593,600.

01/30/14 1:00pm

245 15th Street Southeast

This unit is located at 245 15th Street, Southeast:

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The listing says:

“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.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $769,000 ($437 monthly fee.)

01/27/14 3:00pm

1815 A Street, SE

This rental is located at 1815 A Street, SE:

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The listing says:

“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.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.

01/22/14 3:00pm

1704 A Street Southeast

This rental is located at 1704 A Street, Southeast:

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The listing says:

“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.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,650/Mo.

12/16/13 9:07am

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From @IAFF36 at 8:23pm Sunday night:

“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.”