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Today’s Rental “comes furnished including beds”

by Prince Of Petworth February 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm 10 Comments

732 4th Street NE

This rental is located at 732 4th Street, NE. The craigslist ad says:

“$3200 / 3br – 1500ft2 – Capitol Hill/H St NE – Furnished w/Parking

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3 bedroom/2 bath row house, with parking, approx 1500 sq ft.
Property comes furnished including beds , move-in ready.
Flexible on timing allowing M-t-M with 4-6 months preferred, available TODAY.

Can’t beat this location! Located on corner of H STREET NE/ATLAS DISTRICT. End-unit row house. 3 beds/2 baths. PARKING. Approximately 1500 Sq. Ft. Full kitchen, large master bedroom, lots of light. Big backyard patio. Across the street from Giant Food, walking distance to all restaurants and shops on H Street NE/Atlas District. Whole Foods opening in one month! 1 minute walk to DC Streetcar, 5 minute walk to Union Station.

Property Features: Parking, Red Line Metro, mass transit, bus, trolley, restaurants, private patio, washer/dryer, dishwasher, quiet neighborhood, central a/c, fenced in front and backyard.”

  • Mary

    I would be interested to know what happens with this. I have a 4 bed + 3.5 bath house on 7&H that I’m thnking of renting fully furnished. It’s pretty different – ours is a complete renovation, brand new everything, and upscale (leather couch, expensive furniture and art work etc)… wondering if I can get 5.5K (one of the bedrooms is pretty small, more of an office). The master has vaulted ceilings, second bedroom has private balcony, and third bedroom is in an inlaw suite (comes with living area and wet bar). If anyone has an opinion on what I should price it at I’d be grateful :)

    • in the area

      I think that price is really, really ambitious.

    • Anon Spock

      So 3 real bedrooms with 1 in the basement, 3.5 bath furnished at 5500/month? Something close to 1800/month per person seems really steep to me even with higher end finishes and furnishings. Why did you settle on that number?

      • Mary

        Thanks for trying to help me think it through. It is really high end. So I was thinking 3 professionals would hare it for <2k per month each. It's a 60 second walk to the new whole foods. if you were to buy all this furniture it would cost you $20K, so if you're brand new to city and only expect to stay a few years tha'ts worth something. I also know the condos go for around that much for a 3 bedroom. Granted this doesn't have a pool, but it's a whole house.

        You still think it's unrealistic?

        • textdoc

          I’d guess that most people who can afford $1800/month on rent aren’t looking to live in a group house. (Even if the group is only three people.)

          • Anon Spock

            I see a fair amount of 1500-ish/room unfurnished grouphouses in dupont, u st to disagree. Not a huge market, but it’s out there.

        • Anon Spock

          Whole house vs condo or apt really depends on the person. Some would easily value the pool, gym, concierge more. .
          Ultimately if you have comparable condos (renting not simply listed) at your price point, go for it. Are they furnished or not, what amenities, etc etc? Consider all the variables.

          • Mary Dewhurst

            Thanks all for your thoughts….DC people are nice.

        • textdoc

          See also this recent discussion on renting furnished vs. unfurnished:
          https://www.popville.com/2017/02/would-it-be-a-good-idea-to-rent-the-unit-furnished-or-unfurnished/
          .
          Most people aren’t interested in paying a premium to live with someone else’s furniture, and your expensive furniture is likely to sustain more wear and tear from tenants than it would if you were living there.

    • That price for a 3 person share in that location just seems crazy. Renters don’t care about vaulted ceilings, leather couches or your choice of art work. But it is easy enough to check the comps.

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