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Thurs. Afternoon Rental Option – Eckington

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm 27 Comments

This rental is located at 314 V Street, NE:


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The listing says:

“Bright open unit. Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances with maple cabinets. Recessed lighting and high ceilings. Washer & dryer in basement (free usage) and home is blocks away from the metro (Redline: Rhode Island/Brentwood). This is a wonderful unit. Don’t miss out on an excellent opportunity. All utilities included as a possible option”

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,100/Mo.

  • Anonymous

    What does “All utilities included as a possible option” mean? They can be included but the rent will be higher? Still looks like a good deal, but I don’t really know what rentals in Eckington typically go for.

    • check out the zip code on mapliv.com, it will show you all the places on the market in the are for a good idea of what to pay. It pulls it’s listings from Craigslist unfortunately, which is a haven for liars, scams, and spam… beware!

    • Yeah, I too was wondering what the deal was with “All utilities included as a possible option.”

      Reminds me of the sign outside the University City apartment complex on 193 in the Langley Park area: “All utilities included” (then in smaller print) “for a small fee.” What the heck is that supposed to mean? They’re charging a flat fee for utilities (something complexes often do when the electricity, gas, etc. aren’t metered by unit), but not simply including it in the rent? Is there even an option NOT to pay the “small fee” and to pay the utiliities à la carte??

  • The pictures really give you a great “feel” for the space.

  • Anonymous

    That seems pricey for a 414 sq ft apartment in this hood. I live nearby and pay just a little bit more for a place twice as big.

    • Anonymous

      Is yours above ground too?

      • Anonymous

        It is indeed.

        • Anonymous

          Sounds like you have a great deal!

  • At 414 sq ft, it sounds like a studio rather than a 1 BR – it’s hard to tell without more pics though.

  • Anonymous

    Why anyone would pay this much when they could rent a double wide trailer in Amarillo, Texas for less I have no idea.

  • Anonymous

    the price of living in the hood. the northeastern edge of eckington is pretty rough. home burglaries are really high in the area. this is near where a man was beaten senseless that was posted about on this blog. the eckington listserve is filled with problems from nearby. drugs, random assaults, theft, and aggressive dogs off leash.
    you have to live somewhere, and this prices reflects life in the hood these days.

    i’d buy in this area as a long term investment, but i wouldn’t rent here unless i had to. the up sides of this neighborhood wil be large, but it’s not nice yet.

  • Anonymous

    Seems kind of fishy… the kind of “1 bedroom” that is really just a studio… there are no pictures that really show you the space… and 414 is TINY!

    • Anonymous

      Yes, and it’s hard to tell for sure, but in that photo of the kitchen, the “wall” next to the stove looks a lot like one of those room-dividing screens, which made me think this is really a studio.

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