fallfest

From a press release:

Rhode Island Avenue Main Street Fall Fest 2016
October 1, 2016 | 10:00am-4:00pm | FREE
Rhode Island Ave NE between 20th-24th Streets NE | Washington, DC 20018

Autumn has arrived, and Fall Fest returns – this Saturday! Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street’s (RIAMS) signature annual event brings together local businesses, vendors, performers, and neighbors in a celebratory day, taking place from 10am-4pm. The event is free and open to the public, and is both family and pet-friendly. Fall Fest is conveniently located along Rhode Island Avenue NE between 20th-24th Streets NE.

40+ local vendors, including Zeke’s Coffee, The Capital Candy Jar, District Dance Arts, Hands on Drums, and Quilts in Color, will be set up along the Avenue. Performances by Capoeira Males DC, Handsome Hound, and more will take place on the Access Green Entertainment Stage, with opening remarks by Mayor Bowser at 10am.”

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Suzanne Des Marais is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3109 20th St NE
Legal Subdivision: Woodridge
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Woodridge
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Driveway/Off Street, Faces rear Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $536,000.
List Price at Contract: $526,000.
List Date: 06/29/2016
Days on Market: 28
Settled Sales Price: $526,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 08/22/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings can be seen here: here.

Year to date, the median settled price for a home in DC is $540,000. (current national median home price is $244,100.) That DC median price includes rowhomes, detached homes, condos, and co-ops. The current median price for detached homes in the District of Columbia is $930,962.

That said, it is surprising that this relatively modestly priced detached single family home defied GDoN commenters’ expectations of selling the first week on the market. (more…)

2435 Monroe Street Northeast

This house is located at 2435 Monroe Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Sought After Woodridge Community – Over 2500 square feet of finished space on 3 levels! Perfect project for Investor or Home Buyer. Garage, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bas, granite, stainless steel appliances, updated cabinets & original wood floors. Space for rooms in basement w/separate entrance. Waterproofed basement & 12 recently added windows. Don’t wait. Cash or Conventional Buyers.”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $399,999.

GDoN

This house is located at 2512 22nd Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Wow!!! I am dead serious when I say “You can’t pass on this one”…What I am trying to tell you is that you can buy this detached home for more or less the price of a Condo now a days…Once you see it, you will Love it and hopefully you will be quick enough to buy it…Don’t believe me? Stop by and see it for yourself….Harmony, elegance, finesse, and Voila the home of your dreams before you!”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $519,900.

3109 20th Street Northeast

This house is located at 3109 20th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Lots of character appeal inside & out. LR w/fp, open DR w/picture window, Kit w/ss applncs & granite, mudroom w/access to rear deck & parking. 3 BR (1 on main) & 3 gorgeous renovated full BA, fin LL w/FR. Brilliant mahogany flrs in LR & DR. Enchanting rear deck surrounded by mature trees. Prime location near R I Ave corridor with many businesses, Catholic U, 2 Metros, hospital, library & park.”

inside

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $536,000.

most interesting house

“Dear PoPville,

I’m the same person that found a hidden room underneath my basement a few weeks ago. Over the weekend, my wife and I were cleaning out some of the items left in our house by the previous owners. We removed a picture from the wall and there was a locked safe behind it.

Of course we just have to get into this thing but don’t know where to go from here. I’m assuming a general locksmith can’t crack a safe so who should we call?”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I recently closed on a house in Woodridge. During each walkthrough, we saw a sheet of metal on the floor that we assumed covered the access to a crawl space under the house. After closing, we decided to move the metal and discovered a room approximately 200 sqft and 8 feet deep. There are no access stairs or ladder and the previous owners didn’t mention it during closing. It’s completely underground and seems to be completely dry. The walls look to be constructed of concrete block.

secret room

We were wondering if anyone else has heard of such a thing in DC and know what this space could have been used for. This may be irrelevant but we were told the house used to be owned by a Billy Stewart (a blues singer from the 60’s).”

WMATA-Proposed-G9

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Council Member McDuffie:

New G9 Bus Route

Another important investment made by the Council is the $1.04 million in funding for a new G9 Bus Route. Travelling from downtown to the neighborhoods and businesses along Rhode Island Avenue has long been a challenge. As residents, WMATA and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) have noted, there exists a “gap in bus service between the entrance to the Rhode Island Avenue Metrorail station and 4th Street NE. This gap means current riders east of the Rhode Island Avenue station are not able to take a single-seat transit ride into downtown Washington.”

“The proposed G9 bus line will service Rhode Island Avenue from 14th Street, NW to just beyond the District’s border at Eastern Ave, NE, thereby filling that gap and alleviating congestion on the G8 and other bus lines that offer partial service to the Rhode Island Avenue, NE corridor,” stated McDuffie. “Additionally, a G9 line will allow public transit users easy access to the many retail businesses and restaurants that are opening along Rhode Island Avenue, one of the District’s Main Streets. Finally, there is the potential that a G9 line may alleviate some of the traffic on Rhode Island Avenue by providing residents with a new direct option to reach downtown.”

RIA porch fest

From an email:

RIA Porchfest

Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression!

Through the years, Rhode Island Avenue NE has been home to a variety of live music venues, including what was once Mr. Y’s Jazz Club at 16th & Rhode Island Ave NE. On Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 2 to 6 pm, the front stoops and porches of several Rhode Island Avenue NE residents and businesses will be transformed into performance spaces where local musicians will play FREE mini concerts for the community!”

listing photos
via Zillow

“Dear PoPville,

You have to post this! It is the “basement rents for $2900 in Woodridge edition.”

How classic is the pic of the woman by the bathtub with the dog?”

The full listing for 3100 26th St, NE says:

“BIG DC house with BIG yard. A steal at a MILLION [$975,000]. Location Location Location. Off South Dakota Avenue, corner house with detached garage and ample off street parking. Basement is currently a rental at $2,900 a month, has it’s own separate entrance. The basement renovation paid for itself 3 times over. All photos with carpet are in the basement. Photos with hardwood are upstairs in main part of house. Photo with child and dog in bathroom is masterbath to master bedroom. Jetted tub. Blue bathroom is in the basement. Other 2 bathrooms are on the 1st and 2nd floors upstairs.”