05/29/15 10:20am


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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: 3902 14th St NW Unit 419
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Assigned Ownership: Condo
Monthly condo fee: $370.33
Square footage: 728
Original List Price: $299,990.
List Price at Contract: $299,990.
List Date: 04/06/2015
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $311,000.
Seller Subsidy: $9,330.
Settled Price per square foot: $414.
Settlement Date: 05/08/2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

The featured unit is located in the Randolph Towers Condominium, which had been a rental building since the early 1930’s, that began selling as condo ownership in 2009. The sales website remains active so you can still see the floor plans, etc. The condo association includes the addresses 3900 and 3902 14th St NW, and the large building is situated between Randolph and Shepherd Streets NW.

The price point for these updated homes is attractive to buyers and there has been a good amount of sales activity so far in 2015. This is the 6th sale in Randolph Towers since the beginning of 2015 and there are currently 3 units under contract. There are no current actives listed.

With the exception of a 475 square foot studio that sold at $169,900., all of the one and two bedroom units sold this year priced in the $300,000’s. As recently as 2013, prices were trending in the low $200,000’s, and increased into the high $200,000’s in 2014.

The listing agent for this sale was Daniel McDade with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Mark Rutstein with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.

05/29/15 10:05am


From MPD:

“Jamyra Gallmon, 21, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to a charge of second-degree murder while armed for the Feb. 9, 2015 murder of David Messerschmitt in a robbery at a downtown Washington hotel, announced Acting U.S. Attorney

Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Gallmon pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The plea, which is contingent upon the Court’s approval, calls for a sentence between 18 and 25 years.

Also today, a co-defendant, Dominique Johnson, 19, also of Washington, D.C., pled guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery for her role in events on the day of the crime. Johnson faces a statutory maximum of five years in prison.

The Honorable Michael Ryan scheduled sentencing for both defendants to take place on Aug. 14, 2015. (more…)

05/29/15 9:47am

Person First Project is a photo blog that seeks to give those currently or formerly experiencing homelessness in D.C. the chance to share their stories. In doing this, we hope to reduce the barriers that separate people in D.C. and spark a dialogue. The Person First Project aims to connect us – and to make us all feel a bit more human.


“This is Baby. She’s 15-years-old. She was born in Kentucky; she’s been all the way to Chicago; then we lived in Omaha, almost all our life; and they we come back all the way from Florida. She’s been in 14 different states.

They won’t let [Baby] in the shelter. I’m stubborn. I’ve had this dog a long time, and I’m not gonna give the dog up. The shelter ain’t worth that much to me. I can survive without the shelter. I’m a country boy. I can skin a rabbit. I don’t need their shelter. I can go out in the woods and build me a fire and camp out like Daniel Boone. I’m from the Mountains. We was raised hard. Our everyday life growing up wasn’t much better than this.”


Author’s note: He stays around McPherson Square park. He doesn’t stay at a shelter because they won’t allow pets.

05/29/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

05/29/15 8:57am

From the New Hill East listserv Thursday:

“I wanted to send thanks out to the amazing people who chased down a robber at Lincoln Park this afternoon.

A woman with a very young baby in a carrier had her wallet and phone snatched. The thief took off across the park, pursued by at least 2 people on foot. Confronted by another pedestrian outside P&C Market where the first pursuers caught up to him, he handed over the things he had stolen. He then tried to get away with the young woman he had originally been walking with. At that point a jogger with a dog accosted him and kept him company until the police arrived and took him into custody.

With all the recent assaults and fear in the air, and as someone who wasn’t quite sure what to do when a crime was playing out just across the street, it was inspiring to witness the fearless tenacity of some of our neighbors. Thank you!”

05/28/15 10:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

Congrats to PoPville pick lemon with:

“They see me rollin’, they hatin’”

Congrats to PoP pick Andrew with:

“This was a part of the ride to support our troops/local farms.”

Honorable mention to Rush with:

“Both drink Pabst”

Winner and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, onesies or tote bag.