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by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2017 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1019 15th Street, SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 Parking: Paved Driveway Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $649,000. List Price at Contract: $649,000.
List Date: 9/23/2017 Days on Market: 11
Settled Sales Price: $649,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 11/3/2017
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

This home is positioned within a six minute walk to the Potomac Ave Metro, and it is notable that this pocket south of Pennsylvania Ave in the east Capitol Hill neighborhood still boasts average fee simple house prices below $700,000. In contrast, settled fee simple sales within blocks, on the north side of Pennsylvania Ave, close to the Potomac Ave Metro, average in the high $900,000’s. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 231 15th Street, SE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1500 / 1br – WONDERFUL ENGLISH BASEMENT

One bedroom apartment in completely renovated building a half block from The Pretzel Bakery and near Harris Teeter grocery/café, Safeway MarketPlace, and Potomac METRO. Kitchen with dishwasher and microwave oven, beautiful brand-new ‘wood-style’ tile flooring, CAC, and laundry. Available early December. $1,500 + utilities (water/sewer included in the rent). High-speed internet access available. NO PETS and NO SMOKING, please. (YARMOUTH MANAGED)”

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1200 block of I Street, Southeast, on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

At approximately 5:56 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

On Sunday, October 1, 2017 the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Carl Hardy, of Northeast, DC.

A nearby surveillance camera captured several persons of interest and a vehicle of interest in this case. They can be seen in this video:

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

From the Hill East listserve yesterday at 4:30pm:

“I watched a group of male Jefferson Middle School students harass a man at the Potomac Ave Metro this afternoon at 4 as I was on my way to get my own kids from School.

They had some kind of verbal confrontation and picked up a stick or a pipe. The man walked away. I called 911. The children then hid behind a granite retaining wall and waited for him to walk a block. Then, they chased him down the block. I followed. I told a passerby, an African-American man my senior with a USDA badge (whose name I wish I had caught!) that ‘those boys were going to hurt that man’. This heroic fellow chased after the boys to get them to disperse while the intended victim was able to slip into Jade Fitness and safety.

The boys waited for the victim to emerge and then doubled back to the Metro. MPD and Transit Police arrived before they got a second crack at him. Police spoke with the victim on the scene.

MPD’s response was prompt. Neighbors were alert. That’s good news. The bad? The behavior demonstrated by these students.

I spoke with Jefferson staff to report this incident just after it happened to stress the connection between this incident, a recent mugging, and other recent acts of trespass and harassment by a selection of the Jefferson student body.

Though I will leave it to the professionals to come up with a solution for tomorrow’s dismissal at Jefferson, I can certainly say that I look forward to it.

Dan

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Daniel Ridge
Commissioner, ANC 6B-09″

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2017 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1508 E Street, SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $775,000. List Price at Contract: $775,000.
List Date: 7/21/2017 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $820,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/22/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Every once in a while, a house’s re-visit turns up a history of a number of sales within a span of time. These can be useful to look at as an individual case study of the rapid shift in affordability in the District.

You can also see the history of technology within the multiple listing system, which has been around in its current form since the mid-1990’s. For example, earlier listings will have pics taken by the MRIS photographer of the front exterior days after a property hit the market. Agents didn’t have digital cameras, let alone smart phones, back then. The 2007 listing is the first one with more than a single image. Check out the difference in the photos from 2007 compared to 2011. Then go look at the pics for the current listing.

Available sales history for the subject property: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

This house is located at 1019 15th Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:

“Adorable 1937 fedl-style home just beyond the historic CapHill district. Opn kitch & dining rm is perfect for entertaining & flows to backyard with OSP. 3bd/ 1 ba, h/w floors, new paint, updated kitchen, gas cooking, f/s w/d, central air, rad heat. Finished basement w/ utility room awaiting buyer’s final touches. 3 blocks to metro, grocery, restaurants & a short distance to Barracks Row.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $649,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0


Courtesy Capital Candy Jar

From an email:

“The Capital Candy Jar will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their new store and production space on Friday 09/22 through Sunday 09/24. The new store is located in the Hill East neighborhood at 201 15th Street NE, Washington DC 20002. It is on the corner of 15th and Constitution Avenue NE. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1240 K St SE
Legal Subdivision: Not noted (just means the agent didn’t autofill via the tax record)
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City/Capitol Hill/Hill East
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $589,000. List Price at Contract: $589,000.
List Date: 7/21/2017 Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $596,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 8/28/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen
: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located a short distance from the Potomac Ave Metro and Harris Teeter, this petite rowhome settled just under the $600,000. mark. (Remember when $600,000. seemed like a lot to pay for a house in DC? Not all that long ago, really…) (more…)

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