In real life, hipchickindc is licensed as a real estate broker in the District of Columbia and Virginia, and as a real estate salesperson in Maryland. 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.
Before I go into the specifics of this sale, I wanted to mention that this property was listed by Connie Maffin, with Coldwell Banker, and was probably her last sale. Connie passed away on the 16th of February 2009 and is mourned by the many people whose lives she touched. She was Past President of the Washington DC Association of REALTORS (WDCAR), WDCAR’s 2007 REALTOR of the Year, and Chairperson of the Real Estate Board of the District of Columbia. Connie was a member of the Committee of 100, the city’s oldest planning organization and citizens’ lobby, a member of Lambda Alpha, an international land economics society, a longtime member and officer of the Logan Circle Community Association, and served as a trustee of the DC Preservation League.
Featured Property: 1417 Swann St NW
General PoP reader commentary applauded the block (although the Gingko Tree issue was noted). Readers had mixed views on the benefit of the home having been built as recently as 1989, and many felt that the property was too small to justify the price.
The results show that the location called for a settled sales price over $700,000., Gingko Trees notwithstanding.
Original List Price: $789,500.
List Price at Contract: $735,500.
List Date: 08/15/2008
Days on Market: 143
Settled Sales Price: $735,000.
Settlement Date: 02/17/2009
Seller Subsidy: $17,050.
Bank Owned?: No
Recent Purchase and Re-Sale: No. Last reported transaction was in 1995 for $233,500.
Original GDoN Post with comments is: here.