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910 Bladensburg Road, NE

A little over a couple months old – I finally checked out W.S. Jenks & Son’s new Trinidad location near H Street, NE. The folks were super nice and the place is stocked with all your hardware needs:

“Established in 1866, W.S. Jenks is Washington’s most complete source for Tools, Hardware, and Machinery”

And the space is huge – was on old car showroom. And W.S. Jenks is super old with some great history:

“2014 – W.S. JENKS & SON moves to a new 20,000 sf location with a new emphisis on the local hardware experience. In addition to our government and commerical sales, our new retail showroom is a unique shopping experience. Visit us and see why we are not just another hardware store.

After 146 Years WS JENKS & SON has earned the reputation as “Washington’s Oldest Hardware Store” and is the finest in Industrial, Woodworking, Contractor and Electronic Assembly Tool sales. Whether the order was placed by Mr. Morse’s telegraph or Mr. Bell’s telephone or today’s E-mail, we look forward to continued growth in the future, while giving our customers prompt, personal service and attention.”

Check out tons of photos after the jump including some sweet old history (botanic gardens ledger from early 1900s and tons more) – oh yeah there are plans for an eventual partnership with a restaurant (nobody in particular yet) to lease the space for a roof top restaurant and bar – but that’s way down the road – but when it comes… (more…)

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@GA77tweets tweets us

“any idea what is happening near Gallaudet? I see a dark cloud & fire engines in the area”

@IAFF36 tweets:

“Working fire dispatch – 1100 blk. Oates St. NE. All companies working, fire in a row house.”

1326 Trinidad Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 1326 Trinidad Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“ATEL Development did it again! Taste and Quality speaks, No Detail left out. Get all you wish for: Large Modern Kitchen w/SS, quartz countertops; Sleek Baths w/porcelain tile; New Systems. Hardwood, Tray ceilings, Crown molding. Legal heights in the Basmt + 2nd Kitchen and Bdr/Bath suite. Think extra income! Deck & secured parking. Walk to trendy H street, New Whole Foods and Giant. Must See!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is listed at $648,500.

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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: 1125 7th St NE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street per listing (there appears to be a garage in the pics) Basement: Yes, Full, Unfinishes Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $500,000.
List Price at Contract: $500,000.
List Date: 10/01/2014
Days on Market: 18
Settled Sales Price: $600,000.
Seller Subsidy: $12,500.
Settlement Date: 11/19/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here .

There was some interesting discussion in the comments on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post regarding thoughts about a “flipper tax”.

The District of Columbia actually already has the highest recordation and transfer tax rate in the nation, as confirmed by the Tax Revision Commission’s research. Currently, both buyer and seller respectively pay at settlement the rate of 1.1% of the purchase price if the sale is below $400,000., or 1.45% if the sale is $400,000. or above. Investors who buy property, renovate, and then sell again pay the tax on the acquisition, and then again at the next settlement based upon the increased re-sale price. Investors also already pay taxes on their profits.

On the flip side of a flipper tax, there are efforts under way at the DC Council to incentivize non-investor first time buyers in the District by creating a tax credit. This might sound familiar, as we used to have a Federal $5000. tax credit that is not currently in place.

The listing agent was John Smith with Prudential PenFed Realty. Trent Heminger with Beasley Real Estate, LLC. represented the buyer in this transaction.

From @DCPolicedept:

“Shooting at 1854 hrs [6:54pm] in the 1200 block of Mount Olivet Road NE. No Lookout”

“MPD on scene of shooting. 1840 hrs [6:40pm]. 2700 block Naylor St SE. LOF dark colored vehicle”

“5D Shooting in the 1000 block of 16th Street NE. Lookout for a black Subaru occupied by (2) B/M’s”

“Alert: [5D Shooting] at [0045] hrs in the [1100] block of [Owen PL, NE] No Lookout”

“Alert: [7D Shooting] at [2302] hrs in the [100] block of [Yuma Street, SE] No Lookout”

A few readers also tweeted reports of helicopters overhead in Shaw:

“@PoPville what sounded like 6 gunshots fired minutes ago on 1400 block of 6th St NW”

And nearby @DCPoliceDept earlier tweeted:

“Robbery Force and Violence. 1900 hours [7pm]. 8th & R Sts NW. LOF 8 juveniles wearing dark clothing”

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1216 Bladensburg Rd, NE courtesy Bardo

From Bardo:

“Known for the largest beer garden in the city, Bardo Brewpub is opening in a new building. A structure located on the Bardo property has been refurbished and remodeled, and will open to the public Thursday, Nov 6th. The newly renovated interior boasts one hundred year old pine floors, brick walls and early century, press plate ceilings.

Research has shown that the only building permit granted to the address occured in 1914, making the structure 100 years old. “The building had really good bones, it just needed a little TLC”, commented Bardo spokesman, Andrew Stewart. “The brick walls had been covered in plaster for 70+ years and tar paper from a previous linoleum floor was stuck to the hardwood.”

A wide variety of GABF award winning house brews are available in pints and pitchers as well as growlers. Bardo is 100% dog friendly every day with 15,000 square feet in our beer garden to roam off leash. Located at 1216 Bladensburg rd NE, Bardo has cornhole, big screen movie viewings/sports and is available for private parties/fundraisers, large and small, with no charge for the space.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a robbery and sexual assault that occurred in the 1100 block of 16th Street, NE.

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, at approximately 12:15 am, an adult female was walking in the 1100 block of 16th Street, NE, where she was approached by the suspect who robbed and sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male, short hair, medium complexion, approximately 5`6″ in height, in his 30`S, with a cross tattoo on his right face/cheek. He was last seen wearing a black hoody, black pants, and black shoes.

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.”