04/08/14 8:44am


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 80-year-old Salvadore Rivera who was last seen in the 2800 block of Otis Street, NE, on April 7, 2014, at approximately 4:00 pm.

Salvadore Rivera is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6” tall, weighing approximately 135 pounds, gray hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red hat, tan fleece top, gray sweatpants, and brown slip-on shoes. He may be in need of medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Salvadore Rivera is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”

03/16/14 10:22pm

1601 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

A recent liquor license application says:

“New Tavern/Brew Pub. Growler, soups, flat breads, and salad. Entertainment with dancing, small ensemble, music including acoustic setting, jazz and bluegrass. Occupancy load is 134. Sidewalk Cafe”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 8 am – 2 am.


The Rhode Island Insider reported:

“The owner, Bill Perry, is a life-long DC resident and lives in the neighborhood next to his restaurant. Generally speaking, they are planning to have a casual sit-down place featuring “healthy food made from as many locally-grown ingredients as possible.”

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and CityPaper adds a cool detail:

“This brewpub, however, will be a little different from other brewpubs and restaurants around town: The waitstaff won’t accept tips. Instead, Perry says he plans to pay a “living wage” of at least $15 an hour.”

Standby for a late summer/early fall opening.

12/20/13 11:00am


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: 1815 Otis St NE
Legal Subdivision: Woodridge
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Woodridge
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Paved Driveway Ownership: Fee Simple Basement: Fully Finished
Original List Price: $349,900.
List Price at Contract: $349,900.
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $385,000.
Seller Subsidy: $11,500.
Settlement Date: 12/16/2013
Bank Owned? No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.

Over the past six months, there were a total of 72 settled fee simple sales in the NE DC neighborhoods of Brookland and Woodridge below $400,000. The condition, size, and locations of these homes vary considerably. In recent years, the renovation boom has shifted east of downtown as investors snap up homes that can be re-sold for a profit. Days on market can be low as owner occupant buyers that opt for more space (both inside and out) for the money are watching for new listings to show up.

A frequent question in the comments of Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) posts is “why did the buyer pay more and get a subsidy back”. In this case, it was likely that there was significant interest in the house, which can result in an escalated sales price. Because there are comparable sales in the immediate area to support the appraisal value, the purchaser was able to write the price high enough for the seller to still net over asking and pay towards the buyer’s closing costs.

The listing agent was Olisa Akpati of Fairfax Realty, Inc. The purchaser was represented by Desmond McKenna with DC Home Buzz.

09/26/13 1:00pm

2425 Perry Street Northeast

This house is located at 2425 Perry Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“Welcome to this beautiful detached property in Woodridge. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder…This place has great bones and needs some final touches to make it shine. It won’t last long and you’ll be sitting on some nice sweat equity once you spend some money to make it pretty.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $300,000.