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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…)

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

From GoFundMe:

“Mauricio Fuentes, husband and father of two, was murdered yesterday. Mauricio was a stalwart custodian of our neighborhood, and worked tirelessly for its improvement.

We will all feel Mauricio’s death, but none more than his loving wife and two beautiful children. This family has been forever changed and now faces the daunting reality of a future deprived of their patriarch and sole provider. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2017 at 10:00 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at approximately 1:30 PM, 5th District Units responded to a radio assignment for a shooting in the 1100 block of Oates Street NE. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim in the rear alley who later succumbed to his injuries. This homicide is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes Branch. If you have any information on this investigation please contact the 5th District at 2026980150.”

A reader reports:

Mauricio renovated many houses in DC, including my own. Apparently he was the victim of a robbery — probably while working on another renovation.

Full press release after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 1325 Trinidad Ave, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Solid renovation by Walnut St Dev. Built in bar, loads of kitchen storage & counter space, vaulted master BR ceiling, ensuite master bath w/ 2 sinks, custom closet fixtures, skylight, washer/dryer on bedroom lvl, private office, rec room, workshop. Front porch & deck. Offstreet parking plus garage. Kwikset locks,Nest,Ring, & whole house water filtration. 1st Open SUN 8/13 2-4p”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $699,900.

by Prince Of Petworth July 14, 2017 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 the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1515 Neal Street, NE
Legal Subdivision: Trinidad
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Trinidad
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $759,000. List Price at Contract: $759,000.
List Date: 5/17/2017 Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $759,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/30/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located in the NE quadrant bordered by Gallaudet University to the West and Florida Ave to the South, Trinidad is hitting a bit of a stride in terms of real estate activity. Whereas in the recent past the retail options in the vicinity centered around the old Hechinger Mall plaza, Trinidad residents on the west side of the neighborhood are now within blocks of Whole Foods and the multiplying restaurant options along H Street.

Houses in Trinidad are being bought, gutted, re-built, and sold by developers. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 29, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of Trinidad Avenue, Northeast, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

At approximately 7:58 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious male. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from apparent trauma to the head. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Michael Vest, of Northeast, DC. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2017 at 11:45 am 47 Comments

This house is located at 1610 Levis Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Meticulously renovated contemporary row home in Trinidad with 2 full beds, 2.5 baths, and oversized cantilever windows. Featuring custom floating stairs and bar nook, chef’s galley kitchen w/custom cabinetry, ss appliances, marble waterfall countertop, private rear yard and parking too! Only 4 blocks from H St and Atlas District, trolley, grocers, and every bar and restaurant you could ever want!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $499,000.

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