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This weekly column is written and sponsored by D.C. real estate agent and Edgewood resident Jessica Evans. Email her questions at  [email protected].

“Just needs a little TLC”

This ubiquitous phrase is a frequently trending topic in the world of MLS remarks. Is TLC the newest and greatest home feature? Probably not, but every once in awhile you may also find a “diamond in the rough,” “excellent bones” or “character” as well — the trifecta of DC fixer uppers!

Although these homes haven’t reached unicorn status, if you have a little extra TLC to give, here are 5 homes that could use it!

3871 Halley Ter SE – $272,990

This 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features a “breathtaking view,” along with a large lot and long private driveway. With enough textured ceiling to try all of the Pinterest hacks you can find, the only thing missing — “a little TLC and your personal touch.”

2215 13th St NE – $345,000

Located in Brentwood, this home presents a chance to live in “Little Rome.” Slightly mysterious with its limited internal photos, we’ll trust the remarks that, along with its convenient location, and loads of character this one “just needs TLC.”

110 49th Pl NE – $450,000

This “lovely 4 sided brick rambler” has features that include vintage kitchen cabinets (that may be coming back into style at some point), a party-ready basement, rec room with a built-in bar, hardwood floors, and 2 fireplaces! As an added bonus, this one also comes with “lots of love to give.” As you may have guessed it “just needs some TLC and vision.”

308 Oneida St NE – $465,000

A mix of old and new in Riggs park featuring original hardwood flooring, classic aluminium awnings and an updated kitchen and bathrooms. No need to worry about street sweeping tickets with this one, it has a brick garage out back for off street parking. Lots of potential, and like the others on our list “needs TLC.”

3648 11th St NW – $999,999

In the “almost but not quite $1m” category on our list, this “vintage” Columbia Heights rowhome proves that price range and TLC are not mutually exclusive. The gorgeous original wood trim and doors are in great condition and “with your vision and TLC this home will be a real gem.”

Looking for other options in need of TLC as well? Find our full list here.


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