Sold After 157 Days in Takoma

by Prince Of Petworth March 4, 2016 at 11:05 am 10 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: 100 Tuckerman St NW
Legal Subdivision: Takoma Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Takoma Park
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Steet Basement: Fully Finished
Ownership: Fee simple Lot Square Footage: 1560
Original List Price: $497,500.
List Price at Contract: $464,700.
List Date: 8/18/2015
Days on Market: 157
Settled Sales Price: $457,000.
Seller Subsidy: $12,000.
Settlement Date: 02/26/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original (most recent version) listing can be seen here: here.

Although never listed for more than $500,000, this semi-detached home in the Takoma Park DC neighborhood required a series of price reductions and a number of days on market to get to contract.

The property is located on the east side of Blair Road, about a mile south of the Takoma Park Metro, and 3/4 of a mile to the Takoma Aquatic Center.

There is a fair amount of available single family home inventory in the Takoma DC neighborhoods, (including the legal subdivisions of Brightwood, Chillum, and Takoma Park). These areas present options for buyers in moderate price ranges who are willing to be a bit further from downtown in exchange for having a house and yard. Current listings for livable (as in “move in” condition) houses start at $359,990.

The listing agent for this sale was Jameela Charles with Home Source Real Estate Solutions. Marshall Carey with Redfin Corporation represented the buyer in this transaction.

  • Doc

    IIRC, this backs up to a weird industrial area (although 3 Stars Brewing is super close, so that’s a bonus) which may be why it was on the market so long.

    It’s geometry with regards to the metro tracks is a little weird, so even though you aren’t that far (linearly) from the metro station, the aquatic center or Old Takoma, it’s a longer walk than it should be because of the way the streets are set up.

    • HaileUnlikely

      Agreed on walking distances (I have a good friend who lives near here and walk to 3-Stars or Hellbender from over by Walter Reed once in a while). Honestly, though, I wonder if it sat for so long and required price reductions because it didn’t appraise for the asking price, as it went under contract in November and was relisted again in December.

  • stacksp

    Fan of the area, not of this home….Something for everyone…..Glad it sold for all parties involved.

  • sada

    Takoma is a pretty quiet neighborhood – except if you live on Blair road. It’s right across the street from train tracks – which included Metro, MARC and freight rail. It sounds like you’re in Loop in Chicago, it’s so loud.

    • Hill Denizen

      I have a friend on Blair Road, and I think it’s still pretty quiet, at least compared to my Capitol Hill neighborhood. It helps that she has a big yard, so it’s not like the house is right on the street.

  • JS

    Did the contractor forget the tape measure when build the kitchen day happened?

    • jaybird

      disjointed would be a kind discriptor

      • jaybird


    • Hill Denizen

      Tape measure, taste, who knows what else he/she forgot in that kitchen.

  • chasscott

    I hope the buyer can use the money saved to finish with the same nice grey tile up the wall at the end of the bar, the same wall under the window and that weird grey painted space to the right of the window. It would unify the kitchen and look so much nicer and cohesive.


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