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Fri. Afternoon Rental Option – Van Ness

by Prince Of Petworth — June 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm 11 Comments

This rental is located at 2939 Van Ness Street, NW:

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The listing says:

“Spacious 1BR on park side of 24-hr-sec. condo with 2 swimming-pools and all utilities included. Central A/C. Extra storage. 1.5 blocks from the Van Ness Metro (around the pool) & supermarket (underground pass). Sorry, building does not allow dogs. Responsible cat owner will be considered. $35 processing fee. Available immediately. Parking space for rent at $70/mo”

You can see a video (with sweet background music) of a unit in the building here

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,725/Mo.

  • Steve

    Having lived there, think its a very good deal given the amenities and proximity to the redline and giant.

  • A parking space for $70/month sounds very reasonable.

  • Reads as a great deal to me. Much nicer pool than the one my building has.

  • Anonymous

    Mmmmmm, that pool looks very good right about now!

  • DT

    I looked at buying a place in this building and they are ripping you off on parking since each owner is given two parking spots.

    • Steve

      Now that’s a lie. There is inside parking and outside. No one gets two spots. Most people don’t have one.

  • SerenityNow

    That’s a good deal. For that price you get an efficiency with no parking in the building next door.

  • Anonymous

    Something isn’t right. Given today’s rental market that owner is short at least $500/month.

    • why do you say that? Some property owners want to be able to just pay their costs to avoid the income generated from being a landlord impacting their taxes. If they simply want to pay down principle, it’s realistic rent.

    • Nicoli

      I used to live in that building in a basically identical unit and paid $1500 about 3 years ago. So, I think $1750 is about market rate now, maybe a little under. Also, The building is old and this unit does not look updated, which drops the price some. The pool amenity is great. I also like that you can rent the party room in the basement and have 100+ people over, no problem. The gym is terrible but Gold’s Gym is a block. Since all utilities are included, I was amazed at how much discretionary income I had when living here and splitting the cost with my girlfriend.

      • I was (and still am) amazed at how many buildings in DC still have electric included. Not having an electric bill adds up to some serious extra money in your pocket.


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