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Mon. Afternoon Rental Option – Columbia Heights/Pleasant Plains

by Prince Of Petworth November 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm 9 Comments

This rental is located at Fairmont St at Sherman Ave, NW:

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The Craigslist ad says:

“Private entrance. New paint, new carpeting throughout. Kitchen with all appliances. Bathroom with shower. All utilities (except phone) included –

Heat (thermostat controlled by owner)
Central Air (thermostat controlled by owner)
Wireless Internet (Secure network)
Satellite TV (includes NFL and NHL ticket)
Water / Refuse

Unfurnished. Great location, 1 block from Howard University. 10 minute walk to 2 Green line metros and U St Corridor. Plenty of street parking. Available Dec 18.”

Does $1050 sound reasonable for this 1 bedroom basement apartment?

  • Anonymous

    That’s a great price for a studio + all utilities, though the unit looks small and the lack of kitchen/bathroom photos has me suspicious.

  • DCblue

    Considering bodies are found in the alley just next door, I think I would pass.

    • Anonymous


  • NE Groover


  • Anon

    How ironic

  • RrR

    I was going to comment on the ominous “controlled by owner” A/C and thermostat. That would drive me crazy. But sounds like this place has more problems…

  • Jesus F. Christ no way. $1050 for a cave without full height ceilings in that part of DC?? Are you nuts!

    That shouldn’t even cross the $1000 mark. Period.

  • Allyson

    $1050 includes all utilities, cable and internet…they’ll be able to find someone to take that. Personally, I wouldn’t be able to deal with the low ceilings and lack of windows, but I’m sure a college kid looking for cheap rent would.

  • ddd

    I’m on 13th and only pay $900 for something similar. With a seperate bedroom and washer/dryer. So, I’d say it’s too much.


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