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by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 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: 2045 Rosemont Ave NW
Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Carport Ownership: Street Basement Yes, fully finished (there’s also attic space)
Original List Price: $1,065,000. List Price at Contract: $1,065,000.
List Date: 9/6/2018
Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $1,050,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/5/2018
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

The 18 comments on the original GDoN post reflect a bit about expectations for houses priced over $1,000,000.

“For being over $1 million, I’m very underwhelmed”

“At this price, I would expect the kitchen to be twice as large.”

“I’d be bummed to not have parking for over $1mil”

In real estate, Expectation is Everything. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1935 Park Road, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2095 / 2br – 925ft2 – 2 BEDROOM + 1 BATH MT. PLEASANT ! WALK TO METRO

THIS IS A BRIGHT, 2 BEDROOM, CENTRAL LOCATION ! WASHER/DRYER(In the Building), . Hardwood Floors , Exposed Bricks, walking distance to Metro!!

CENTRAL LOCATION. On a beautiful quite block!! GREAT NEIGHBORS!! Enjoy your weekends at Rock Creek Park!! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.


detail from documents DDOT handed out at the meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1D/Mount Pleasant voted to endorse a plan to repave and restripe a section of Park Road NW, from the bridge over Piney Branch Road in Rock Creek Park to just past the intersection with Walbridge Place. The plan, as presented at the September 25 ANC meeting by a representative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), would eliminate several on-street parking spaces in the neighborhood, which brought some local residents to the meeting to object.

The ANC’s resolution to urge DDOT to proceed with the plan includes a suggestion to refrain from putting a “Stop” sign and a “No parking” sign at the corner of Park Road and Pierce Mill Road, which would create a new 40-foot long area (about 2-3 car lengths) where parking would be unambiguously not allowed. Apparently, parking occurs there now, but Emily Dalphy, DDOT Transportation Engineer, said that parking in this area might already be “technically illegal”. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2018 at 9:22 am 0

Update 2:53pm:

“Final Update: Police Activity / Street Closure / 17th Street and Newton Street, NW

MPD reports incident clear and all associated road closures are now open to traffic.”

Details from Arlington County PD:

“UPDATE: Police identified the suspect as Salodus Zeloter Hicks, 60, of Washington D.C. and obtained warrants for forcible rape and strangulation. At approximately 9:15 p.m. on September 26, Arlington County Police, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department, attempted to execute a search and arrest warrants on the suspect at a residence in the 3300 block of Mt. Pleasant Street NW in Washington, D.C. Upon making contact with the suspect, he refused to exit the residence. Following a 16-hour barricade, he was safely taken into police custody with assistance by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Metropolitan Police Department.”

Last night around 9pm nonutsnicki wrote us: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located on Hobart Street, NW in Mount Pleasant. The Craigslist ad says:

“1br – 600ft2 – Cute basement apt in Mount Pleasant! ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED!

Cute basement unit in Mount Pleasant! The unit is located on a quiet treelined street with amazing walkability. Just a 7 minute walk to Columbia Heights Metro, the 16th St Bus line and easy access to Rock Creek Park. SO many stores within walking distance, Target, Best Buy, Marshalls, Bed Bath and Beyond and so many more! Elle’s restaurant, Purple Batch, Beau Thai and Pear Plum Cafe are just a few of the MANY restaurants near by! Adams Morgan is only 10 minutes away with amazing nightlife and restaurants galore!

Property highlights: (more…)

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

This unit is located at 1705 Euclid Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Sun-filled stylish 2 bedroom, 2 full bath unit in Adams Morgan! Open concept living w/ private screened porch! Bamboo flrs, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and nice bathrooms. Master BR w/ private bath and walk-in closet. W/D in unit! Storage in basement! Near the Red and Green/Yellow + tons of eateries, and coffee shops! Steps to Harris Teeter and The Line Hotel!”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $579,000 ($300 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1655 Harvard Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Light-filled Craftsman, circa 1915, exemplifies the successful pairing of thoughtful restoration and addition of today’s desired amenities. Features: updated country kitchen, parquet flooring w/ chestnut in-lay, cauford ceiling, breakfast room, formal dining and living room, skylight, lower level in-law suite and 2 car parking. Stroll to Rock Creek, Zoo, Metro and array of neighborhood amenities”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $1,149,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

Around 920pm, Fourth District Officers were dispatched to a possible stabbing in the 3100 block of 16th Street N.W.. Officers arrived on the scene and located a victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. A suspect was placed under arrest on the scene. Both suspect and victim knew each other. Anyone with additional information is requested to call the CIC at 202-727-9099 or the Homicide Branch at 202 645 9600.”

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