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by Prince Of Petworth June 18, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 7127 Chestnut Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Located in Historic Takoma located on a quiet street of brick sidewalks and big yards a two-minute walk to Metro; near shops, restaurants, farmer’s market. Vintage Victorian w/wrap-around porch, oodles of parking, big windows and shaded by lovely mature hardwoods. Excellent expandable space in 35′ X 26′ attic and basement w/bathroom rough-in. Move in today and make it yours now or over time.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $800,000.

by Prince Of Petworth May 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


9th and Peabody Street, NW

Jeff reports:

“We woke up on Sunday to a very loud helicopter, which looked like it landed behind the Police station on Georgia Ave. A couple hours later, it was back in the air with a cable dangling below it, and we saw a guy near the top of the Hughes Memorial Tower. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


5828 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending from Change.org Save Simple Bar & Grill: A Proud Georgia Avenue Business!

“Since 2010, Wilfredo Guzman, better known as “Will” by many in the neighborhood, has been arduously working on his vision to help be a part of the revitalization of the 5800 block of Georgia Avenue. Wilfredo is an example of hard work and perseverance. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1367 Rittenhouse Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Beautiful renovations & functional design make for a charming, one of a kind home in amazing location! Light filled w/ open floor plan & gorgeous FP. Gourmet kitchen w/ walnut & SS. Lg master w/ private bath. Custom built ins. 2 Bonus Rooms could be music room, playroom, or exercise studio. 2 Car Prkg incl Garage. 2 blocks to Rock Creek! Close to grocery,restaurants & development at Walter Reed!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 full/2 half baths is going for $689,900.

by Prince Of Petworth March 30, 2018 at 11:10 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“On Friday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 5:00 am, 4th District members heard rapid gunshots coming from what sounded like the 700 b/o Missouri Ave N.W. Moments later, 911 calls started coming into the radio zone giving multiple locations between Missouri Ave. to Rittenhouse, 9th Street to 13th. While canvassing the area, an Officer was flagged down by a vehicle occupied multiple times with the driver stating that he had a gunshot victim on board. The Officer followed the vehicle to Children’s Hospital where the gunshot victim was identified as juvenile Hispanic male, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right foot. Shell casings we believe related to this event were located in the 5900 b/o 13th Street N.W.

Fourth District Detectives are currently investigating this case. If you have any information regarding this case, please call 202-727-9099.”

Around 8:30pm a reader reported to us:

“Numerous gunshots in or around LeDroit Park”

Another reader reports this morning “20+ rounds fired.”

Anyone else hear this?

Update from another reader:

“Massive barrage of gunfire in Ledroit Park around 9pm yesterday. When the gunshots kept going on so quickly for so long, I thought for a moment it must be fireworks because I’ve never heard gunfire so intense. But it wasn’t fireworks. It was really scary. Cops were on the scene almost immediately – they’ve had a heavy presence in the neighborhood recently. There were still about 7-8 cops in the park when I left for work around 7 this morning.”

Update from MPD via the LeDroit Park Listserv:

“At approximately 9:20 last night, we received multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots in the area 200 V, 4th/Elm and 300 V St. In addition, our Shotspotter detection system alerted to the sounds of gunshots. Our officers arrived and identified a vehicle that had sustained damage from bullets, along with multiple spent shell casings. We did not locate any victims on scene or at area hospitals, and no witnesses have indicated if they saw any people being shot at. One caller observed a white car flee from the area, but it is unknown if that was a suspect, potential victim or possible witness. We completed a report to document the incident, CCN 18-050178.

This morning, a resident coming out to their vehicle observed bullet damage to theirs as well, so we have updated the report to reflect the second vehicle.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. 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 Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1415 Aspen Street, NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Living Square Footage per Listing: 2065
Original List Price: $729,900. List Price at Contract: $729,900.
List Date: 2/1/2018 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $741,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 3/5/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located right next to the future Walter Reed development, and across 16th Street from Rock Creek Park, this detached home sold 1.59% above list price.

Last sold in basically the same condition (the half bath in the lower level appears to have been changed to a full) just over two years ago in January 2016 for net $650,250., the property gained appreciation of 14%. According to Neighborhood Scout, which provides data for real estate, annual appreciation in DC since 2000 has been around 7.65% per year.

There are currently a total of eight detached fee simple homes for sale in the Brightwood neighborhood, which includes this area adjacent to Rock Creek Park and spans across Georgia Ave NW to North Capitol Street. They range in list price from $490,000. to $1,299,000.

The listing agents for this transaction were Casey Aboulafia and Kristen Johnson with Compass (per disclosure above, the writer is affiliated with the same brokerage). Jaime Willis, also with Compass, represented the Purchaser.

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 523 Sheridan Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Beautifully renovated semi detached townhouse in Brightwood on a quiet street only steps to Walmart, and Walter Reed, Downtown Silver Spring and Takoma Park Metro with waterfall custom granite counters, hardwood floors, new cabinetry, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, new windows, beautiful deck, premium Kohler bathroom fixtures, fully finished walkout basement. A Must see!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $599,000.

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 10:50 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. 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 Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1337 Rittenhouse St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Basement: Partially Finished Parking: Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
House Living Square Footage per Listing: 1957 square feet
Original List Price: $743,000. List Price at Contract: $720,000.
List Date: 1/4/2018 Days on Market: 16
Settled Sales Price: $730,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 2/20/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Something(s) about this property struck a nerve with commenters, as the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post attracted 62 comments. Many of the comments were in relation to the design of the renovation, which was not brand, brand new, but done in 2016. (more…)

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