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by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 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: 1447 Swann St NW, Unit B
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Rental parking Available On Site Ownership: Condo
Original List Price: $575,000. List Price at Contract: $575,000.
Square Footage per Listing: 752
List Date: 11/1/2018
Days on Market: 21
Settled Sales Price: $614,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 11/21/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

In 2011, PoPville looked at this exact unit when it was for sale for $449,995. Here is a link to that post and its 12 comments.

Besides the price, what has changed? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


1906 14th St, NW at T Street

From a press release:

“The culinary journey of a lifetime comes together in one surprising place as Chef Ryan Ratino opens Jônt, a little gem tucked away in his flagship, one Michelin star Bresca. A concept that melds together art with seasonality of ingredients and smart technique, Jônt’s essence spans borders and boundaries, and reimagines the different journeys and sometimes unlikely but fascinating crossroads where food and memories can intersect. Following a quick turnaround and detailed research by Ratino and his team, Jônt is slated to open in the late Spring of 2019 right at the heart of 14th St. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm 0


via google maps

A reader reports:

A woman was sexually assaulted last night around 10:45pm near Logan Circle. She was walking her dog and a man followed her into the driveway of her building just off of 12th St and Mass Ave NW.

The suspect was not caught so people in the area, please be careful and walk with a buddy if possible!”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 10:45 pm, the suspect approached a female victim from behind at the listed location. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and then fled the scene. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1823 Vermont Avenue, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“**FIRST OPEN HOUSES: SAT (11/10) 1-4PM & SUN (11/11) 1-4PM** Stunning, renovated 2BR/2.5BA rowhouse in Logan Circle with spacious back yard! Located on a tranquil street, this updated home features an open floor plan, abundant natural light, and hardwood floors throughout. The main level has a spacious living room with bay window, area for dining, updated half bathroom, and gourmet kitchen with Bosch stainless appliances, gas cooking, large breakfast bar, and wine fridge. Upstairs, enjoy the two spacious bedrooms, each with its own chic en-suite bathroom. Enjoy the natural light from the multiple skylights too! The outdoor space is a true urban retreat with mature landscaping, lush grass, and lots of space for entertaining! The location can’t be beat – just a few blocks to Metro, future Whole Foods, popular restaurants, several entertainment options, and more! Walk Score: 98 and Bike Score: 95.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 1447 Swann Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Seller requests that offers be submitted on or before 11/7 12pm. Fabulous Logan/14th Street Flat. Enjoy bright bay window with Southern exposure on one of the most beautiful blocks in Logan Circle. 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, low condo fee, walk score, rental parking available on site. 98/100” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0


stock photo

“Dear PoPville,

Someone stuck some fire starters into our car wheel Sunday morning and set our car on fire. I saw that you had some posts about car arson in DC, do you know of recent cases? It’s pretty scary and we want to know if it’s part of a recent pattern. Someone mentioned that there were some cases of car arson in Logan this summer.

Since the incident, we heard from others living in the area that there’s been a string of car arsons in the shaw/truxton circle/logan region over the last few months. People have been helpful in updating the fire detectives working on their case. I’m sure the detectives will connect the dots, but I’m trying to proactively see if there are other similar incidents in the area.”

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