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Featured Property: 610 Upshur St NW
Original List Price: $375,000.
List Price at Contract: $285,000.
List Date: 03/19/2009
Days on Market: 142
Settled Sales Price: $267,200.
Settlement Date: 10/16/2009
Seller Subsidy: $10,700.
Bank Owned?: No
Type Of Financing: FHA with loan amount of $296,726. The property was not in condition that would meet criteria for a regular FHA loan. This was likely a 203 streamline product.
Original GDoN Post is: Here.
Recent Listing is: Here. Sorry. No extra pics.
Good Deal or Not (GDoN) commenters were at a disadvantage on this one in that there were no interior photos posted with the listing. I visited this property with buyer clients back in the Spring when it was newly listed. The property had been owned by an organization called, “Anchor Mental Health” and may have been a group home. It had been cleaned out prior to listing, but definitely was in need of updating. The property is a detached brick home and, as Jamie mentioned in the GDoN comments, it is wedge shaped. Anybody who has looked at lots of houses in Petworth is used to seeing about two or three variations upon the basic porch front rowhouse floor plan, so in relation, the layout of this property is a bit unique. If I recall correctly, the staircase was straight and central, with a rectangular dining room on one side of the stairs and a rectangular living room on the other side and the kitchen along the back. There are four bedrooms on the second level. Continues after the jump.
It took several price reductions for this house to find the right buyer. I mentioned above that the loan amount was higher than the purchase price, which indicates a particular kind of FHA loan. Among the reasons that FHA loans had been out of favor during the competitive boom years were the property condition criteria that FHA appraisers must identify as part of the loan process. An example of a property condition requirement for a regular FHA loan is that the property may not have any areas of peeling paint, whether interior or exterior. Now that the market is more balanced (in contrast to the strong sellers’ market a few years ago), and that many of the previously available low down payment options are no longer available, we are seeing a resurgence in the use of FHA loan products. In cases where a property condition is not acceptable for a regular FHA deal, there are two FHA loan options that allow a purchaser to borrow additional money to complete repairs.
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You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
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Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!
HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.
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