Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) 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). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Featured Property: 3628 New Hampshire Ave NW
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Carport Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage per Tax Record: 1955
Original List Price: $679,000.
List Price at Contract: $679,000.
List Date: 05/23/2016
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $715,000.
Seller Subsidy: $5000.
Settlement Date: 07/06/2016
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen here: here.
The multiple listing system in the Washington, DC Metro region first went online as a dial up (not internet based until a few years later) in the mid 1990’s. Prior to listings being available on this closed computer system to agents only, listings were printed out for each real estate office in an MLS book. Every once in a while, while poking through listing history for a Good Deal or Not Revisited post, there is a house that has a few old listings which give us a bit of a time capsule view into the District’s real estate market.
This is a 104 year old house, so consider that this is just a small fraction of her story, over the last twenty one years:
Listed in September 1995 for $180,000. Sold for $180,000. Total taxes: $700. 3 days on the market (unusually quick for back then).
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. No pictures and no remarks. At that time, the agent would put the listing info into the system and several days later, the multiple listing system would send out a photographer to take a pic of the front of the property. No interior pics were included until many years later. Buyers were 100% reliant upon agents to pick out listings to show them since there was no consumer facing access to listings.
Listed in July 1996 for $108,000. It settled in October 1996 for $104,000. with a $2500. seller subsidy. 63 days on market. Still 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Here are the remarks:
“Brand new renovation, everything sparkles!!! Kitchen has tons of cabinets. The floors just gleam. New light fixtures throughout! And wait til you see the only furnace/laundry room in town that is carpeted!!! (Carpet guys screwed up…) Garage is in “as is” condition. Parking very hard due to Metro construction…soon will be walking distance to metro!”
The last sale prior to the 2016 transfer was back in 2004, when it was originally listed for $414,950., and eventually sold after 112 days on market for $384,000.
The listing agent for this 2016 sale was Dwight Pearson with W.C & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long and Foster Company. Fleur Howgill with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the Buyer.