Six Days on the Market – 747 Morton St NW #2

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2016 at 10:05 am 20 Comments


Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is a licensed real estate broker. She is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI), a subsidiary of MRIS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 747 Morton St NW #2
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Assigned, Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per listing: 1657
Original List Price: $769,900.
List Price at Contract: $769,900.
List Date: 11/19/2015
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $759,900.
Seller Subsidy: $1500.
Settled Net Price per Square Foot: $458.
Settlement Date: 1/28/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

There were lots of opinions on the original GDoN post, particularly in relation to the very stylized contemporary interior.

On the same block, you will find listings for condo ownership townhomes actively listed for sale and priced well above $1,000,000.. More typically, you will find two bedroom condo units in this immediate area pricing from the mid-$300,000’s into the mid $600,000’s. Fee simple houses in the immediate area have recently sold in the range of $625,000. to $951,100.

Located ½ block of Georgia Ave NW, according to Google maps, the subject property is within an 8 minute walk of the Petworth Metro and 12 minutes to the Columbia Heights Metro.

The listing agent for this sale was Phil DiRuggiero with Greenline Real Estate, LLC. Sina Mollaan with W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Company, represented the buyer in this transaction.

  • stacksp

    Close to 800k for a Condo near 640 with a monthly HOA tacking on another 3.6k. Good luck to the buyer. What is the HOA fee for anyway?

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      I am happy to eat my words, but I still cannot believe this went for 759k!! We saw this going up and the front yard was always a complete mess and it took FOREVER. The other unit is pending and has been for awhile.

      • Formerly ParkViewRes

        HOA is $312 a month and sorry didn’t mean to reply to your comment!

    • This is a condo even though the building was a SFH. The owners of this unit will own drywall to drywall and it is the responsibility of the condo association to maintain the rest of the building, build reserves, pay for landscaping, snow removal, trash, probably water, etc. If the roof leaks it isn’t the top unit owners responsibility, it’s everyone’s. That’s the scary part about 2-3 unit buildings, if you need a major repair prepare for a huge special assessment.

      • stacksp

        Got it.

      • Petworther

        True, although it you own a house you’d still have to pay to repair the roof.

        • Nathan

          Very true. This way its at least shared. Our small condo association already has decent reserves because our only expenses are shared water and annual master insurance policy. We shovel our own snow, do landscaping, etc.

  • Ha ha, Dan! I love the URL title…so true.

    • tke98


  • textdoc

    This still seems crazy to me. I mean, I live in Park View and I’m glad it’s becoming a nicer place… but $769K for a two-bedroom CONDO on the 700 block of Morton?!?

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      I am with you especially considering I didn’t even pay close to this for my full rowhome 1.5 years ago. Part of me is like man I am so glad we didn’t sell and the other part is like ugh should we cut and run?! It just scares me a little when people are paying THIS much to live a block from PM.

      • anonymous

        Yeah- But I’m sure your rowhome doesn’t look like this, and is probably about the same or more square footage. Instead this one being brand new.

  • New to Park View

    Hi! So excited to be in the neighborhood!
    It seems people are very nice and welcoming. One question: is street cleaning frequent? there seems to be too much litter in the block and in GA Ave. Where we were before the Business association and neighborhood preservation group, ensured the pick up of litter and maintained beautiful flowers in the spring on the light posts. Any feedback is appreciated.

    • tke98

      Homeowners and business owners are responsible for the trash/debris in front of their building. If you are on a street cleaning block, there will be a sign that lets you know the day of the week that they clean the street, but DC takes a winter break from street cleaning. My block in Petworth (closer to the Soldiers Home) does not have a scheduled day, but does not get a large amount of pedestrian traffic so litter is minimal. In my eight years here, I think I’ve seen a truck come down my block once. So, I just sweep the street and sidewalk outside my house, as needed. Hope this helps!

    • Anon Spock

      Street cleaning happens March-Halloween.

    • textdoc

      Welcome to Park View!
      “[I]s street cleaning frequent? there seems to be too much litter in the block and in GA Ave.” Unfortunately there is a LOT of litter, especially on Georgia Avenue itself.
      I gave myself tendinitis from picking up ALL the litter on my block once a week for two years or so. But I recommend assigning yourself a smaller area — even just your house/condo building and, say, the houses on either side — and promptly removing any litter you see.

    • textdoc

      Also, if you live in this area, I’d recommend asking to join the Facebook “Park View Beautification Crew” group:
      I think it used to be more cleanup-oriented than it is now, but it’s still a great place for information and news about the area.

  • mmm

    in other news, Morton Street Mews is selling like hot cakes. The bigger units on Sherman are going over 1 million! They are indeed large, but only 2 bedrooms..not my taste but a good time to be a home owner on Morton St. DCRA is razing the monstrosity at 723 too and the linen company has vacated on Lamont Street…If only the properties on GA Ave would start developing…

    • Formerly ParkViewRes

      “DCRA is razing the monstrosity at 723 too…” PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS TRUE!!!! Where did you read/hear about this? I don’t think I have ever seen a building slapped with so many stop work orders.

      Also re: Morton Street Mews selling like hot cakes. Are they actually sold or pending? There are 3-4 on Redfin (condos and townhomes) that are for sale and they have been for sale since September or so. Even weirder is they have raised the price on some of them. I haven’t actually seen any data on any that sold.

      • mmm

        from the horse’s mouth (DCRA) which should not necessarily be trusted but an “ORDER TO RAZE” notice was placed on the property this week citing a long list of violations and safety issues.

        RE: Morton Street Mews — many of the units have SOLD signs in the windows. Open house the agent confirmed they were sold (although I have not seen the data either)


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