Good Deal or Not? “deck off kitchen” edition

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments

This house is located at 2812 26th Street, NE:

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The listing says:

“Charming 2BR/2BA Bungalow featuring gleaming hardwood flooring; updated kitchen and baths; deck off kitchen; fully finished basement with family room and 2 additional rooms; OSP for up to 3 cars; Close to metro, downtown DC, and US Rt. 50. A MUST TO SEE! THIS IS A FANNIE MAE HOMEPATH PROPERTY. Purchase this property with as little as 3% down.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $319,900.

  • kac

    I could do without the “virtually staged” photos; I’d rather see the place empty than with badly Photoshopped fake furniture in it. It’s a cute house though. The hardwood floors are nice and the kitchen is a good size, plus I love the front porch.

    • ET

      kac – I thought something was off in those photos. Guess photoshopping is cheaper than renting the furniture.

      • kac

        Yeah I wondered about them so I checked the MRIS slideshow and in the bottom right corner in faint letters, the furniture photos say “Virtually Staged – SeeItFurnished.com.” First time I’ve ever seen that in a house listing, and it’s really strange looking!

        • AR

          It’s awful. No one should do that. Ever.

  • Anonymous

    Just my 2 cents…if you can’t even SEE the Metro station within the Google Maps frame, the listing agent is taking some creative license with the “close to Metro” bit. (And yes, I moved the map frame up/down/right/left a bit…closest looks like Brookland, which is not exactly my definition of “close.”)

    • Anonymous

      It’s probably a 15 minute walk from the RI Ave Metro. Could be worse.

      • jcm

        It’s a mile and a half. That is more like a 30 minute walk.

    • Anonymous

      Depends on your frame of reference, I guess. A house like this in Northern Virginia would require a five-mile trek across a dangerous highway to walk to the metro (not to mention the house itself would cost twice as much). This seems like a good alternative for someone who’s considering something like that.

  • Rich

    This is much like the craftsman bungalow I owned in Atlanta, except that had a somewhat different floor plan, which had been altered over time. The metro access is a joke, but the price seems about right, unless there’s a crack house next door. This area is likely to remain a little off the grid for the foreseeable future but would make sense for someone who wants an affordable house and already expects to be driving to work, etc.Nice sized rooms.

  • aa

    That isn’t close to the metro. That is unless you consider a 20 minute walk close.

  • anon

    It’s cute. Looks like it would be great for first-timers who drive to work. Street View shows a middle-class neighborhood where people take care of their homes.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a great house for dog lovers, not the greatest ie. schools but could work for somebody who’s already in at a NE charter.


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