by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2018 at 10:55 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: 4110 18th Street, NE

Legal Subdivision: Michigan Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Michigan Park
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Faces Rear Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $450,000. List Price at Contract: $450,000.
List Date: 4/17/2018 Days on Market: 1
Settled Sales Price: $490,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 5/23/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

The original GDoN post for this modest home in the Michigan Park neighborhood of NE DC received a good number of comments that you can see here.

Considering that the comments were not particularly enthusiastic, it is very interesting to note that the home sold for nearly 9% above asking price and went under contract within 1 day of listing. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 4110 18th Street, NE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Three bedroom home with two and one half baths within a three story attached row house in Michigan Park. Lots of owner upgrades including new baths, upgraded basement living room, speakers throughout, hardwood floors and granite. Open floor plan and great light exposure throughout. Rear yard for entertaining or could be converted for parking.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $450,000.

by Prince Of Petworth April 12, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

Thanks to Katie for sending: “Last night on Delafield St. NE in Michigan Park… caused quite a ruckus!”

via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 5:44 PM, we received a radio run for Sounds of Gunshots and at 727 Decatur Place, NE. Several shell casings were found in the rear alley of the residence. There were rounds that penetrated the residence. Nobody was injured. Additional shell casings were also located on the street in front of the house. We are currently investigating.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo via DC Fire and EMS‏ @dcfireems

Plain and simple.

From MPD:

“House Fire-1700 block Buchanan ST NE

This morning at approximately 12:30 AM, Fourth District Officers came upon a house on fire. The two officers entered the burning building and saved the two elderly residents. The officers and the residents were transported to a local hospital where they are being treated for non life-threatening injuries.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm 40 Comments

This house is located at 4235 South Dakota Ave, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Modern masterpiece by Louis Giles Jr. Complete, meticulous renovation keeping true to home’s 1960 mid-century modern design. 3,500+ sq.ft. 3 bed/ 2.5 bath. 18-foot living room ceiling w/wall of glass. Small cooling pool w/waterfall. Close to Catholic, Howard & Monroe Street Market.15-min walk to Brookland/CUA Metro. Looking for next stewards of this rare & exceptional example of modernism in DC.”

You can (and must) see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,125,000.

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm 7 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

My husband’s beautiful bike was stolen from our porch on Allison Street in Michigan Park in the early morning on 5/16. Unfortunately, only the back wheel was locked–not the frame–so the guy took the bike and left the wheel (but came prepared with his own back wheel!). It is a matte green Momentum iNeed STREET bike with a bright orange Yepp child carrier on the back and metal basket in front. If you happen to see this bike (or the thief in the video), please contact me at tracy.higgens(at)gmail.com. We’ve filed a police report and learned our lesson on proper locking.”

Videos of theft in action here and here.

by Prince Of Petworth May 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm 39 Comments

5130 South Dakota Ave NE

This house is located at 5130 South Dakota Ave, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Move in ready house in sought after North Michigan Park! Open floor plan w/ hard wood floors on 1st & 2nd floor. Newly renovated kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances. Finished basement w/ brand new carpet can be used as a private den or extra BR; full 2nd BA offers luxurious travertine shower; laundry room & additional full refrigerator included. 1.5 blocks from Ft. Totten Metro & new retail!”

OP writes: “Have never seen a fridge set up like this.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $467,000.

by Prince Of Petworth January 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0


From an email:

“On Sunday January 8, 2017 at 4 pm at Michigan Park Christian Church, 1600 Taylor Street, NE (the corner of S. Dakota and Taylor, NE) leaders of the Interfaith community will come together to affirm “Love Over Hate: A Season of Resistance.” This service and rally is in direct response to the divisiveness and rancor that has been offered in the current political climate in the nation. The Clergy leading this call to resistance are clear that it doesn’t have to do with a candidate winning or losing, but the fact that a sacred social covenant has been broken where those who are considered “Other” have been castigated, threatened, and endangered. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm 7 Comments

4967 12th Street Northeast

This house is located at 4967 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Amazing Rowhouse! Hardwoods floors, tall ceilings, tons of light, Central AC/Heat. Separate dining room. Renovated kitchen with granite, stainless, custom cabinets. Large rooms up with renovated bath. Huge finished basement with ample light, tall ceilings, rear exit and powder room. Amazing front porch and back yard! Serene street with incredible shade trees. Welcome Home. Open Sun 1-4”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $449,000.

by Prince Of Petworth July 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm 17 Comments

4401 16th Street Northeast

This house is located at 4401 16th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautiful corner lot Colonial located in Michigan Park. Main lvl has HW floors throughout DR & LR. KT has gas range, BIM, dishwasher, & disposal. Upper lvl has 3 BR’s & 1 BA. Fin BSMT w/ rear w/o, rec room, recessed lighting, utility/laundry/storage room, & BA w/ shower & ceramic tile. Brick exterior also w/ stone patio, side porch, large fenced yard, & on street parking. New windows and boiler!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $500,000.


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