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Tues. Afternoon Rental Option – Ft. Totten

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm 12 Comments

This rental is located at 90 Webster St, NE:


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The Craigslist ad says:

“Small, 1-bedroom apartment in NE DC (a 10-min walk to the Brookland/CUA or Fort Totten Metro stations [red line]). The apartment is sized 430-450 SF, and it has great amenities (stainless steel fridge/dishwasher/stove/microwave, hardwood floors, washer/dryer in unit, marble tile in bathroom, jacuzzi tub, ADT security system provided by the landlord, ample off street parking. Owner may also be able to offer some basement storage. The unit is located on the first floor. Asking $1150/mo. Security Deposit equal to 1 month’s rent. Tenant is responsible for electric and cable (apartment is cable-ready). Very convenient to Catholic, Trinity, and Howard U, as well as access to downtown DC.

*****Can be offered furnished or unfurnished.”

$1150 sound right for this 1 bedroom?

  • JDS

    Wow, absolutely not.

  • joker

    Worst renting deal I’ve seen here in a long time.

  • anon

    450 square feet for a one-bedroom?? Wow, and I thought my 580-square-foot one-bedroom was tiny.

  • anon

    WHY do people feel they can start rents at 1k regardless of location?! NO, this is NOT a good deal. This is just silly.

    • Anonymous

      Because you can rent to Section 8 for about $1100. Therefore, that’s the effective floor for rent. Now, many landlords don’t want to deal with section 8 tenants, so some are willing to go below in order to have non-problem tenants.

      • anon

        I don’t know too much about the rates for section 8, does neighborhood adjust the amount? Or do 1 bedrooms start at $1100 for Section 8?? Curious

  • Rosie

    horrible deal. I have almost twice the space for $500 more per month in a much better neighborhood.

  • MM

    For a few hundred dollars more, you can live at those new-ish apartments right across from the Fort Totten metro station, instead of a “10 minute” walk away, and get a pool and exercise room to boot!

  • intractable

    That area east of N. Capitol is scary, not at all close to a metro, and the apt is way too small. You can rent for less almost anywhere in the area.

  • Stella

    That location is way way more than a 10-minute walk to the Brookland Metro. Closer to a 10-minute drive.

  • the totten.

    agreed it’s a terrible deal. and i live (relatively) close to there. it *is* walkable to both metros, but definitely not in 10 minutes! i live a few blocks north of there (closer to ft totten) and it takes me about 12 minutes to get to metro. to get to Brookland (and Petworth, for that matter!) takes ~20 minutes. Walkable, sure, but not really commute-friendly length. The one thing going for this place is that it’s on the H8 line, which happens to be my favorite bus line…. :) Not worth more than $750, tops, imo. Good for a Catholic U student at that price, maybe.

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