by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

previous class at W.S. Jenks & Son courtesy W.S.

From an email:

“On February 17, at 11:00 AM, W.S. Jenks & Son will host a free class on better prepping your home from mice, rats, and roaches. The class will take place at W.S. Jenks & Son on 910 Bladensburg Road NE, DC, and will be taught by Gary Balogh of PF Harris, America’s oldest EPA-registered company. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 29, 2017 at 2:05 pm 0

This rental is located at 1326 Florida Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2385 / 1br – Bright 1 bedroom + den/office. Brand NEW. 15 min. to Metro

Schedule a tour to see Hendrix – a brand NEW boutique apartment building by DC’s top developer. It’s a small community that looks and feels like a condo. Clean, modern aesthetic with emphasis on light. Opened in 2017. Feels like home, not a hotel! Walk score: 91

Apt. 06 Features: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

From MPD:

“The 5th District is currently working an Assault With a Deadly Weapon Gun which occurred in the 1400 block Of Holbrook Street NE at approximately 8:00 PM. Officers were in the area patrolling when they heard approximately 8 gunshots and after canvassing the area the victim was found in the 1400 block of H Street NE. The victim received one non-fatal gunshot wound to the arm and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This case is currently being investigated by the 5th District Detectives Office. If anyone has information please contact the 5th District Station at 2026980150. Thank you.”


“The Fifth District is working a shooting in the 1400 block of Montana Ave NE that occurred on November 17, 2017 at approximately 10:41PM. The victim reports getting into a dispute with two unknown Juvenile males about blocking the sidewalk. One of the males produced a handgun and fired one round striking the victim in the right arm. The victim was treated at a local hospital. The Lookout for the person with the handgun is a light skin teenage male wearing a black hoody and armed with a handgun. Any information please contact 2027279099″

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a First Degree Sexual Abuse While Armed and an Armed Robbery (Gun) that occurred on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

At approximately 6:30 am, the suspect approached a female victim at the listed location. The suspect displayed a handgun and forced the victim into the alley. Once in the alley, the suspect robbed and sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a short black male in his late thirties with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and was armed with a handgun.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 1112 Orren Street, NE. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Beautiful renovation boasting four bedrooms, three & half baths, with off street parking! Gleaming Brazilian cherry floors, large chefs kitchen w/high end appliances, coffered ceilings, and skylights allowing addt’l natural light. Lower level features family room w/full BA, BR & great ceiling height.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $914,900.

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road, Northeast, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

At approximately 12:57 am, the victim was walking at the listed location. The suspect approached the victim and fired a gun at him. The suspect fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 21-year-old Demondre Greene, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).”

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

I noticed this pigeon last week returning to the same front yard in the Trinidad neighborhood every morning. I wouldn’t usually pay attention to a pigeon but you don’t usually see them on a residential street. This pigeon had very distinctive and pretty feathers and a few days after my first encounter, I noticed the band on its leg and assumed it was someone’s pet. Sadly, this morning on the way to drop off my kids, I encountered the dead pigeon under a tree on the corner of Neal Street And West Virginia Avenue NE . I tried to find the owner from the info on the band, but I couldn’t come up with the relevant information. Despite the sadness of the news, I thought the owner would want to know.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

Thanks to Janette for sending:

“$1.2M for a shell of a house on Benning road. “Bring flashlight.” Think it’ll go above asking?”

It’s located at 1810 Benning Rd, NE and the full listing for this 3 bed/3 bath going for $1,200,000 says:

“Perfect opportunity to own in the H St corridor area, Metro within 1 block, walk to Atlas Performing Arts Ctr, restaurants, and much more, walk/bike to Cap Hill & National Arboretum, major development underway all around, shell, bring flashlight, make 1810 yours then live in one and rent two! Seller reserves the right to accept or reject offer.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 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: 1325 Trinidad Ave NE
Legal Subdivision: Trinidad
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Trinidad
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Off street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $699,900. List Price at Contract: $699,900.
List Date: 8/9/2017 Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $739,957.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/8/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

I’ll start this post the way I usually end them. In this case, I was the listing agent for the subject property. David Treanor with the Bediz Group with Keller Williams Capital Properties represented the Buyer in the purchase of this property. I’ve written this weekly post for PoPville since 2009, and this is the second of my own listings that I’ve ever revisited. (By the way, I don’t pick the original GDoN posts, just which ones to follow up.)

This transaction was a good story, which I have my Sellers’ permission to share. I would say this type of offer response is not typical in this location, however, it is not unusual in the current DC market as a whole.

In 2013, I assisted the recent owners in purchasing the house, before it hit the market, from Walnut Street Development. It had been gutted and completely re-built with new systems, kitchen, baths, etc. Purchase price at that time was $495,000.

A few months ago, the Sellers contacted me and said they were ready to find their next house, which they envisioned as detached with a yard, not in perfect condition so there was room to add value, and in Brookland in NE DC. (Two years ago all of my DC Sellers moved to Portland, Oregon. Now they all move to Brookland. No joke.) We found the new house surprisingly fast, and even more surprising, were able to get it under contract, in competition with another offer, contingent on the sale of their current property.

Having the new house already under contract was huge motivation to price aggressively. We also purposely listed early in the week, with the intent of giving agents time to do pre-inspections in the event of multiple offers. (more…)


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