06/20/14 10:55am

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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: 1213 West Virginia Ave NE
Legal Subdivision: Trinidad
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Trinidad
Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Drvwy/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $699,900.
List Price at Contract: $735,000.
List Date: 5/8/2014
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $735,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/9/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Trinidad. Uh huh. Trinidad over $700,000. We’ve seen it before. A similar home in Trinidad sold for $716,500. this year, but otherwise, the bulk of prices for houses in this neighborhood was in the $300,000’s and $400,000’s.

There were a total of 67 settled house sales in Trinidad since the beginning of the year, which is a pretty good number. In comparison, for the same time period last year, there were a total of 51 house sales in Trinidad.

Investors are pretty much snapping up whatever they can get their hands on over there. Of the 67 recent sales, only 12 were listed on MRIS for less than $300,000. I suspect that many of the investor sales happen pre-market and we are not seeing them on the multiple listing service.

Condo activity in the neighborhood is not quite as brisk as the fee simple sales. However, once investors start catching on to value in an area like this, we are sure to see lots more in the future, especially with the significant stock of small multi unit buildings in the area.

The listing agent was Kymber Lovett-Menkiti of Keller Williams Capital Properties (per above disclosure, the listing agent is affiliated with the same brokerage as the author of this post). The buyer was represented by Erin Stevens of Fairfax Realty, Inc.

05/12/14 12:55pm

1213 West Virginia Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 1213 West Virginia Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“The open main floor plan features a gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters,SS appliances&a large island,spacious living room & dining room & a family room.Upper level is complete w/ 4 BRs, including a master suite.The lower level offers generous ceiling height,2 BRs & front/rear entrances.Off street parking for 2 cars!Steps to Union Market, Gallaudet U. & shops & restaurants of H St. Corridor!”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $699,900.

03/10/14 10:15am

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“Dear PoPville,

My good friend lost her cat, Minou, yesterday. She was doing some yard work when Minou got startled and managed to sprint out of a gate that had been left slightly ajar. It happened so fast and my friend is quite distraught. Minou is one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever met, and we all adore her. She generally loves humans, but she must be so scared right now, I’m not sure she’d approach anyone. This happened in Trinidad near 15th and Neal St NE.

12 lbs female cat answers to Menew or Nunu.
Green eyes, black and orange patches with white belly.
Lost from 1500 block of Neal St NE on March 9th
Contact Katherine at (202) 417-6948
lostminou(at)gmail.com”

UPDATE: Found!

03/10/14 8:41am

From the Washington Post:

“Eva Nash said she and her husband heard loud shouts outside of their house on the 1200 block of Neal Street NE shortly after 11 p.m. They looked out to see a crowd of 20 to 30 people of various ages on the street and sidewalks, with at least three separate fights occurring. Nash watched as one fighter body-slammed another onto her Mini Cooper, denting the hood.”

The report says the Nash family was unimpressed with the MPD officer’s response as none of the combatants were detained. The family that filed the complaint were also told “that officers are told not to engage with large crowds if it might put them in danger” according to the Post report.

Perhaps MPD needs to send more than one officer to a report of a brawl involving 20 to 30 people?

02/27/14 11:00am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I moved to Trinidad in 2012. We’ve had nothing but great experiences. Last week though, we fell victim to a package thief. I have to say, we’ve been very lucky because we just had a son and we’ve been getting dozens of baby shower packages delivered without incident. Hilariously enough, the stolen package was a box of diapers, baby wipes, and breast pads for my wife and newborn son.

MPD came to our house last night with the missing package and said that the caught a “young man from the neighborhood” who had ditched several packages in an undisclosed area…. ours was in that pile. They didn’t see this man with our package in his hands, but he had others. The MPD was returning all packages to their proper owners and following up on police reports, etc.

Just want to give big thank you to the MPD. They’re doing an awesome job.”

02/06/14 4:00pm

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There have been chain link fences surrounding this development on the 900 block of 12th Street, NE just south of Florida Ave for as long as I can remember. I finally see the fences came down and some landscaping was going on out front when I walked by. Units are now for sale too – the one at 923 12th Street, NE says:

“5-LEVELS AND NEARLY 4000 SQ/FT OF LIVING SPACE IN THE HOT H STREET CORRIDOR. FEATURES INCLUDE 5 BR, 5BA, GOURMET KITCHEN WITH GRANITE & ELECTROLUX, HUGE FINISHED BASEMENT, SEPARATE LAUNDRY ROOM, PARKING, GREEN ROOF WITH PATIO AND SPECTACULAR CAPITOL VIEWS & MUCH, MUCH MORE. KVS TITLE IS PREFERRED ($500 BUYER CREDIT FOR USING KVS).”

Sadly their are no interior photos listed.

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