Good Deal or Not? “You know you want a REAL house” edition

by Prince Of Petworth December 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm 19 Comments

812 6th Street Northeast

This house is located at 812 6th Street, Northeast:


The listing says:

“You know you want a REAL house! Large 3 BR, 2.5 BA, with garage. Over 2,500 sqft. 3 levels with a walkout basement in the FRONT and REAR, and upper and lower rear porches. With your vision, make this treasure your own. Sold AS-IS. Roof needs work. In heart of H Street and Atlas District. Steps away to anticipated Whole Foods. Near Metro, Union Station, Cap Hill, NoMa, downtown, and more”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $618,000.

  • dcreal

    This is a GREAT deal. The house itself NO, but after 150-200k reno you will walk in with equity on day one.

    Investor already probably bought it.

  • Jay

    I think the most appropriate way to enter that house would probably be while being chased by Freddie Cruger?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, It will be great to be able to walk to the” anticipated Whole Foods” to buy food for the guy who’s chained to a radiator in that basement.

  • Aa

    A picture of the H street playhouse which closed earlier this year is a nice bit of false advertising.

  • MRD

    I’m thinking the inside must be in worse shape than the exterior hints at. Probably needs way more than $200K renovation.

    • dcreal

      The house immediately next door to mine just went through a 3bdr/3bth full gut reno from basement concrete slab to up to the roof. Was striped to complete shell and it cost around 170k.(contractor told me)

      • Anonymous

        Do you know who the contractor was? Seems like a good deal.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what it likely cost the contractor. I doubt that’s what it’d cost you. (I’d tag an extra ~40% to that figure and you’ll know what you’d likely pay for the same reno.)

        • kyle-w

          We paid $150,000 for a full gut reno of floors 2 and three, with a 50sq foot addition. $170,000 sounds about right, as for me to do the basement (if I didn’t have a garage that would need demoing) would probably only have been another 40k or so. I tagged the addition at $20,000.

          • Anonymous

            Wow – seems like you got a solid deal in that case!

  • textdoc

    I’ve seen listings before with a few exterior shots, no interior shots, and a few shots of “neighborhood amenities.”
    However, I think this is the first one I’ve seen with TWENTY-TWO photos of neighborhood amenities.

  • Anon no.5

    How about posting pictures of inside the house (even if a gut job), instead of posting pictures of anything nice in NE?

  • Hilltopper

    I used to live down the street from this block, and there were cops out there all the type dealing with the bunch of losers who are always loitering outside.

    • Anonymous

      I live on 6th St a block above this and it’s gotten much much better. I really never see anyone hanging out there. Honestly you see more baby strollers than anything else in this neighborhood now.

  • Eponymous

    Assuming that this is 2500 sq ft PLUS another ~1200 in the basement, it seems like a pretty darned good deal.

    • Anonymous

      2500 includes the basement. The upstairs is 1700sqft.

  • Anonymous

    Ew, it looks haunted. And I bet that alley smells like piss and crack pipes.


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