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by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

Reader looking for a roommate:

$1150 / 150ft2 – Spacious room in newly renovated, airy Columbia Heights apartment

14th Street and Columbia Road NW
1-year lease
November 1st move-in, but flexible to find the right fit.
$1150 + electric, wifi, and cleaning service ~$125

Spacious sunlit room with three windows and a great view. The room can EASILY fit a king or queen size bed in addition to dressers.

Within walking and biking distance of: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

From MPD:

“On Friday, October 5th, 2018, at approximately 5:45 PM, Fifth District Officers received a call for the sound of gunshots near 15th and D Streets, NE. Officers responded to the location and located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical assistance was requested, and the victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Two (2) individuals have been detained in reference to this shooting, and two (2) firearms have been recovered.

Anyone with information regarding this event is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099, or send a text to 50411.”

From MPD around 3am:

“The Third District Detective’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW. Third District patrol units responded to the area to investigate the sound of gunshots. Officers found two victims, both suffering from gunshot wounds. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 13th and Harvard Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1499 / 350ft2 – Boutique Studio at The Red Elephant – Nov 1

“Studio at The Red Elephant

Are you a giant anonymous person? Are you devoid of character? If you’re not, why would you live in a giant anonymous building devoid of character? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 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 Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1011 Irving St NW
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Carport Ownership: Fee Simple Basement Yes, fully finished
Original List Price: $849,000. List Price at Contract: $849,000.
List Date: 9/4/2018
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $863,888.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/1/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Commenters to the original GDoN post were polarized on this listing. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“I’ve had rooftop solar for more than 6 years. One thing that helped demystify the whole process for me was checking out other people’s systems during a Solar Open House Tour. So this year I figured I’d host one and I put my house on the list for the National Solar Tour: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 811 Otis Place, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Open Sun 10/7 2-4. Well-priced, BRIGHT aprox 605sf per floorplan survey 1BR/1BA has great layout, chic kitchen w/ample cabinets, Silestone counters, stainless appliances w/GAS cooking, HWFs, Elfa closets, and in-unit combo washer/dryer. Common outdoor spaces w/grill+table/chairs out back, bike room. Enjoy living on quiet street 2blks to Petworth Metro, Safeway, close to 11th St bars/restaurants” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

Thanks to Jes for sending:

“Introducing New Columbia Swing, DC’s newest swing dance organization! We’re proud to provide high-quality Lindy Hop classes and jazz music to spread the joy and history of swing dancing throughout DC and the region.

Check Out our upcoming Preview night on October 2nd! It’s the first of our weekly dances at the gorgeous Josephine Butler Parks Center, and for a limited time admission is pay-what-you-want.

October 2nd Schedule: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


3410 11th Street, NW between Park and Monroe

End of a mini era. From the owners of Good Silver:

“Saturday night we’ll be open for one last Michigan game (and then closed at 8 PM for a private party) and Sunday will be the last full day. Next Tuesday will be a Drink The Bar Dry party (no food) where all booze will be $5 (except cocktails. We’re already closing, don’t make us do work). (more…)

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