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by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 10:15 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: 1224 Linden Pl NE
Legal Subdivision: Capitol Hill
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.1 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $749,500. List Price at Contract: $749,500.
List Date: 4/26/2018 Days on Market: 11
Settled Sales Price: $731,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/12/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Linden Pl NE is a one block long enclave located one block south of H Street NE, at the east end by the diagonal intersection of Maryland and Florida Ave NE. The homes on this block tend to be 2 to 3 bedroom small to medium scale Victorians, many without basements.

Not surprisingly, the development along the H Street corridor has impacted the market value of homes in the area.

Five years ago, during the first half of 2013, the median price for a fee simple house within a fifth of a mile of the subject property was solidly below $600,000. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

Photo by @jasonabowers

From an email:

“Laissez-fair: A “Natural” Wine Social
June 30th, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1402 H St. NE

Laissez-faire (/ˌlesāˈfer/); from French: laissez faire, lit. ‘let do’, a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering.

‘Natural wine’ is the new hotness. What is it? Why does it matter? Laissez-fair is your chance to sample and get some knowledge dropped about high-quality, low-intervention wine!

We’ll have viticulturists, sommeliers, and other wine professionals giving talks, and hanging out to answer questions. Additionally, you’ll get to enjoy the final weekend of “Congruent”, a pop-up art gallery from No Kings Collective. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user C Buoscio

“Dear PoPville,

I encountered a peeping tom masturbating outside the window of my ground floor unit last night.

I live on the hill near union station and H street and saw a peeping tom masturbating outside of my ground floor bedroom window last night at 11:45. He saw me notice him and made eye contact and some obscene gestures before running away when I picked up the phone to call the police. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

1362 H Street, NE via loopnet

Have you ever had a bowl of ramen and thought to yourself – you know what would go well with this? Peach flavored tobacco. Well, you my friend are in luck!!

From a press release:

“Wayne Johnson and Tony Perry got their humble start as promoters in the DC nightlife scene. Since, they’ve moved into ownership roles as partners at Saint Yves and the highly anticipated lounge Abigail, in the space “The Huxley” once occupied. Now they have their sights set on the restaurant world. (more…)

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

Photo via Wikipedia, Jimmijon~commonswiki

From MPD:

“Member of the Fifth District Detective’s Office are investigating an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon that occurred in the courtyard of 1507 Benning Road, NE at approximately 1:30 am on the morning of the 14th. The victim and suspect were engaged in a verbal altercation over property, and the suspect produced a set of nunchucks and assaulted the victim. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2018 at 10:00 am 0

8th and T Street, NW

Update from the owner of All Souls:

“All Souls will be opening a new concept in The Apollo building on H Street, NE. The space will be located through the alley next to WeWork on 7th Street and will be called The Little Grand. While this is a new concept, we will not venture too far from what we do at All Souls, using the highest quality ingredients, maintaining affordable prices and trying to give the best service possible. The other similarity is The Little Grand will be a small, simple bar serving craft beer, cocktails, and wine but with the added bonus of pizza. We are very excited to be part of H Street and the Apollo community.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kyle

Reported around 11pm:

“anyone else hear gunshots near 8th and G NE around 11:50 pm? Heard 2 rounds of 5-7 each and called MPD to report”

Survey says:

“I thought they were fireworks. Pretty regular pattern.”

“Same, it was fireworks. This is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve heard this over the past few weeks.”

‘Tis the season so, if you’re not sure whether you heard gunshots or fireworks – tweet @PoPville with cross streets and we usually come to a consensus pretty quickly.

by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

Update: “All the desktops were stolen out of our lobby this morning… (this is with a key-card system and front desk staff watching the doors).”

“Dear PoPville,

I am the resident of a large apartment building in the H Street Corridor. When I signed the lease I was promised a tight-knit community and paid a hefty “amenities fee” ($700) for access to the building’s pool, gym, etc. (this is required).

Shortly after moving in I discovered that the building rents out apartments for the WISH Intern Housing program when I noticed all the expensive amenities being taken over by screaming, drunk college interns. After the interns seemed to disappear at the end of the summer, I noticed what appeared to be hotel guests with lots of luggage checking in at the front desk. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

1370 H Street, NE

Thanks to Chuck for sending the photo above. I saw a tweet from the The X2 over the weekend:

“seen in the old avery’s spot at 1370 h st ne– coming soon: Caribbean Citations. the tag line says “turn a traffic ticket into a meal ticket.”

If the name looks familiar that’s because they were originally open in Shaw briefly before moving to Anacostia. Check out an old menu from 2015 after the jump. (more…)


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