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Price my rental/condo?

“650 square foot studio in SW Waterfront
Granite countertop
Kitchen is nice with ceramic flooring but the appliances aren’t fancy
Carpet in the living space, with ceramic tile in the kitchen, foyer, and bathroom
2 closets with one being a walk in
10 minute walk or less to three different metro stations (you could walk to Waterfront in about 2-4 minutes)
Safeway, CVS, Dry Cleaners, Z-Burger, Station 4, Indian restaurant all w/in a 3-4 minute walk
Mile walk to Nats Park, Arena Stage is nearby, 2 blocks away from the Wharf
No parking space

Realtor seems to think that based on comps, I could only get up to $1750. Initially wanted to sell, then I looked into renting and when I saw the estimates, rethinking that I should sell for around 300K (this is just a guess of mine).

How much would you rent it for and would you buy it at the above price?”

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From DC United:

“D.C. United are one step closer to a permanent home. Today the District of Columbia and D.C. United released the following statement after the District filed for eminent domain to acquire site control at Buzzard Point in preparation for construction of a new soccer stadium:

“The District of Columbia and D.C. United are moving forward on a soccer stadium that will transform a neighborhood on the banks of the Anacostia and generate hundreds of new jobs for District residents. We have created the best deal for the District, its residents, D.C. United and its fans.”

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From MPD:

“700 block of 6th Street, SW

The complainant observed suspects attempting to take his bike from the rear of the listed location. The complainant approached the suspects and they took off running. The complainant chased the suspects on foot; however, one of the suspects (b/m 18-20 years/Curly hair/Blk t-shirt and blk pants) produced a hammer and attempted to strike the complainant. The complainant was not struck and the suspect dropped the hammer in the 500 block of G Street, SW, where it was recovered by MPD.”

700 7th Street Southwest

This rental is located at 700 7th Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Must-see spacious 2BR/1BA condo in SW Waterfront. Hardwood floors. Updated kitchen w/ gas range & granite counters. TONS of storage w/ built ins in each closet. Private balcony to enjoy the outdoors. Building has laundry room, gym, 24 Hr front desk. Great location–close the Wharf, Arena Stage, Downtown/Museums, Nats Stadium, Safeway, CVS, bars, restaurants & only 2 blocks to L’Enfant Metro.”


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This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,350/Mo.

This unit is located at 1301 Delaware Avenue, Southwest. The listing says:

“Showstopper in Sizzling SW! Great 1 bed/1bath in coveted River Park on most sought-after renovated 5th floor. Large LR with dining area leads to charming screened-in porch. Big bedroom with great closet space. Updated kitchen/ bath. 24/7 desk, pool, gym, bike room. Onsite parking avail. Unbeatable SW waterfront location – blocks to the Wharf, METRO, Safeway, Nats Park and much more! OH 9/27, 1-4.”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $189,900 ($611 monthly fee.)

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Kidnapping and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at approximately 6:30 am in Anacostia Park, Southeast.

An adult female was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced into a vehicle at the Unit block of M Street, SW. The suspect then drove the victim to Anacostia Park, SE where he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, short black hair, 5’8’’-6’1’’ tall, slim build, 155-160 lbs., 30-35 years old, with a thin beard and mustache connecting to each other, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen operating a 4 door silver Dodge Ram pickup truck, the bed of the pickup had a black colored cap on it along with temporary tags. The suspect was armed with a dark colored handgun.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


A reader reports:

“Shooting in SW DC on 3rd between L and K. One young man taken away by ambulance with a chest wound…looked like a teenager.”

From MPD:

“On Thursday, August 27, 2015, at around 10:08PM, First District officers responded to the 200 block of L Street, Southwest, in reference to the sounds of gunshots. During a canvass of the area, the officers discovered a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by DCFD for treatment.

This case is currently being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit.”

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Wharf rendering

From a press release:

“Washington D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella announces plans to open new restaurants in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. A second location of Kapnos Kouzina, the homestyle Greek restaurant set to open in Bethesda, Md. this fall, will go into the former Gypsy Soul space at Mosaic District in Merrifield, Va. in early 2016. But first, the space will be used to test his new French Mediterranean concept, Requin, a partnership with fellow Top Chef All-Star Jennifer Carroll. Details for the Requin pop-up, set to open this fall and run through the end of 2015, will be announced at RequinDC.com. The full-service restaurant will open at The Wharf in D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront redevelopment in mid-2017. Another location of Kapnos Taverna, Isabella’s coastal Greek restaurant in Arlington, Va., is slated to open in College Park, Md., in early 2017.


Occupying The Wharf development’s only freestanding restaurant, Requin, which is French for shark, will be home to a dramatic modern dining room serving a seafood-heavy menu informed by the Mediterranean coast of France. In addition to coastal French cuisine, Requin will feature the largest wine program of any Mike Isabella Concepts restaurant. The fall pop-up in the Mosaic District will be open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday, and feature dishes like grilled or a la plancha whole fish, wood-fired shellfish and seafood roasts, dry aged, bone-in ribeye and a classic cheese cart.

When it opens in 2017, the 4,000 square-foot, one-story space will be enclosed with glass walls and highlighted by steel beams and concrete accents that recall the classical stonework of the French Riviera. Requin will be located on The Wharf’s main boardwalk with direct elevator access to the development’s parking garage and feature a patio that will more than double the restaurant’s seating during warm weather months. During patio season, the building’s glass walls will raise, creating a semi-open air environment inside the restaurant.”

wharf hotels sw dc

From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the world-class mixed-use waterfront community The Wharf, today announced that Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open a 413-key dual-branded hotel at The Wharf.

Canopy by Hilton, a 120,000-square-foot lifestyle brand hotel, will have 175 keys, and Hyatt House, a 145,000-square-foot extended-stay hotel, will have 238 keys. The combined hotels will include café/bar and other dining options; a 1,100-square-foot fitness center; 2,500 square feet of meeting room space; a courtyard with outdoor terraces and water features; an outdoor pool; and a rooftop bar with Washington Channel views. The penthouse will include an additional 10,000 square feet lounge area with sweeping views of the Potomac. The total built area for both hotels, including ground-floor retail and shared space, is approximately 300,000 square feet. The hotel site includes more than 30,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space and two levels of below grade parking. It will be located between Maine Avenue and Wharf Street, adjacent to 7th Street Park. The hotels will open in Fall 2017. Both hotels will be managed and operated by Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company. The hotels are being designed by SmithGroup JJR. (more…)