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Good Deal or Not? “private balcony on the third floor” edition

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments

This condo is located at 915 E Street, NW:

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The listing says:

“Luxury 1BR+DEN/1BA w/private balcony on the third floor. Open floor plan w/ bamboo floors, breakfast bar, granite, gas cooking & stainless steel appliances. Walk-in closet in bedroom & closet in den. Amenities: 24/7 front desk, fitness center, roof deck & party room. Steps to 4 Metros, DC’s restaurant scene, Verizon Center, Museums, shopping & nightlife. WALKSCORE is 98!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1BR+DEN/1BA is going for $409,900 ($534 monthly condo fee.)

  • Anonymous

    Love it. Monthly condo fees are a bit atrocious though…

  • I’d (personally) hate to live down there. Price seems right, though, and the place looks good if you’re a granite/stainless lover.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure someone will love it, but I also don’t understand the appeal. Steps from the office and tourists. That’s about it.

  • Anonymous

    lived in this building for 2 years. great location and not a bad price

  • Anonymous

    This is a good deal based on how much this unit would rent for and comparable downtown sales. I’m suspicious that this might be intentionally under priced in attempt to drive traffic and generate a bidding war.

  • anon

    Enjoy many years of Hoover Building demo and site reconstruction.

  • WalbridgeGuy

    I have some friends who live here. Very nice building but weird location. If they’re truly going to demolish the Hoover Building there’s the potential for something nice to replace it, but also the potential for just another crappy boondoggle.

  • I am saying underpriced. I assume a place like this goes for more like 600k, but I don’t have that much familiarity with downtown locations.

  • Good deal. I think it’s underpriced by about $40 – 50K. But, what might be at issue is that it’s small square footage wise (many of the one bedrooms in the area are this size), on a low floor in what appears to be a bad location (the balcony appears to be between buildings instead of on E St), high condo fee and no mention of availability of parking.

  • anon

    I would guess $500-540.

  • Rich

    Is it a 1+Den or a 2 br? The latter would justify the high fee.

  • Anon

    Really nice building in a great location. Definitely underpriced for a 1 br w/ den. Should be closer to $450k.


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