by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm 5 Comments

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From DC Water:

“After more than 10 years in the planning and approval process, DC Water is moving forward with the St. Elizabeths water storage tower. Construction is slated to begin in the coming weeks, and is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Some areas east of the Anacostia River have historically experienced low water pressure. DC Water planned years ago to improve the pressure with a new pumping station, water tower and transmission mains. Together, these elements would create a new water service zone (new pressure area) south of the Ft. Stanton area. While the pumping station was built in 2008, the water storage tower was delayed in approvals and permitting. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm 55 Comments

1501 W Street Southeast

This house is located at 1501 W Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Spacious, open floor plan, huge detached home in superb location right next to historic Frederick Douglas home. Basically rebuilt 4 bed/3.5 ba home w/2car carport, large kitchen w/separate dining room. Morning room leading to patio. Finished walkout basement w/bedroom & full bath w/kitchenette could be income producing! Close to Downtown D.C./Northern VA, restaurants & new shops in Anacostia!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $750,000.

by Prince Of Petworth June 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm 4 Comments

This house is located at 2222 Hunter Place, Southeast. The listing says:

“This is a must see!! This Gorgeous 4 bedroom home has 1 full bath and 2 half baths. The updated kitchen will suit the needs of your pickiest buyer! There’s a separate living and dining room. It features nice hardwood floors that sparkle! The fully finished basement is perfect for entertaining. There’s also plenty of room in the backyard for entertaining as well!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/1 full/2 half bath is going for $298,500.

by Prince Of Petworth March 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm 37 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc

“Dear PoPville,

I am a property manager and I manage a number of small condominiums all over the city including Georgetown, Anacostia, Columbia Heights, Eastern Market, etc.

On Tuesday night, 3/8/16, a resident/owner at one of my buildings in Anacostia – who we’ll call Paul – arrived home around 10:30pm to an apartment that had been robbed. While we are not entirely sure the order of events, based on what we know, the perpetrators most likely entered through his bedroom window and proceeded to steal his computer, TV, and PlayStation. It was most likely a group of kids, one of whom broke through the window, walked through the apartment, and let his/her accomplices in through the front door.

When the police arrived on site on the night of 3/8/16, as Paul explained to the police what happened, the police accused Paul of “staging” the break-in, asking Paul if there was “anything else he was leaving out of the story.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm 0

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Anacostia River Festival 341 – NPS Credit

From an email:

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Anacostia River Festival on Sunday, April 17 from 1 – 5PM in Anacostia Park, a premier event and official closing program of the National Cherry Blossom Festival! This year’s festival celebrates “connecting people to parks” in recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration. Activities include: kayaking, boating, fishing workshops, hands-on art projects, musical performances, bike parades, and other unique programs engaging families with the river, its history and ecology. Held in Anacostia Park, this FREE event will encourage District residents and tourists alike to explore communities and parks east of the river.

When: Sunday, April 17, 2016; 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: National Park Service’s Anacostia Park. Good Hope Road and Anacostia Drive SE
Who: FREE and open to the public.

The Anacostia River Festival is presented by the National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm 9 Comments


From a press release:

“As part of a year-long community-led effort, the 11th Street Bridge Park releases an Equitable Development Plan to ensure that nearby residents can benefit from this new civic space. The Bridge Park’s Equitable Development Task Force, formed in the fall of 2014, has worked with community residents, business owners, policy experts and government officials to identify actionable recommendations that the Bridge Park and its partners can take in three areas: workforce development, small business enterprise and housing. The Task Force has developed an Equitable Development Plan comprised of 19 specific recommendations encouraging inclusive development in the neighborhoods surrounding the park.

The Equitable Development Plan is available here to view online and here to download.

With the release of the Equitable Development Plan, Bridge Park staff will partner with experts from the Urban Institute to create measureable and detailed outcomes for each recommendation. Implementation of the recommendations has already begun. In early 2016 for instance, the Bridge Park will provide financial support for a new East of the River Home Buyers Club run by MANNA. The Home Buyers Club offers free high-quality financial literacy training and homebuyer education services with the goal of helping low and moderate income persons acquire quality housing and build assets for families through homeownership.

The Equitable Development Plan supports the unprecedented $100 million investment made by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council in the Housing Production Trust Fund, an effort to create a more inclusive city. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm 12 Comments

This house is located at 2336 Payne Terrace, Southeast. The listing says:

“Amazing Renovation in the Heart of Historic Anacostia. Seller renovated this beautiful home as if it were here own!!! Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counter-tops, SS Appliances Hardwood Flooring throughout the entire home. Spa-like bath with Marble Tile. Great yard space with driveway parking. Quite street on a cul-de-sac”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $385,000.

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2015 at 11:10 am 7 Comments

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1509 U St SE
Legal Subdivision: Anacostia
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Anacostia
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Basement: Unfinished cellar Parking: Driveway/Off Street
Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price for this listing: $399,000
List Price at Contract: $399,000
List Date: 07/30/15
Days on Market: 11
Settled Sales Price: $368,000.
Seller Subsidy: $11,040.
Settlement Date: 09/24/15
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Ten years ago, in “needing cosmetic updates” condition, this detached single family home in Anacostia, a few blocks from the Frederic Douglass National Historic Site and Anacostia Arts Center, sold for $170,000. In 2009, in what appears from the pics to be about the same condition it is in now, the home sold for net $291,000.

As housing in other parts of the city continues to see a decrease in affordability, prices east of the river remain relatively lower, but have also been heating up. Although there were fewer homes sold in Anacostia in 2015 year to date than in 2014, the total sales volume was up. The current median sales price in the legal subdivision of Anacostia has increased from $190,000. for the same year to date period in 2014 to $267,500. for year to date 2015 (up 41.79%). For the same comparison periods, days on market have decreased from an average of almost two months on market to about three weeks. Months of supply (based on inventory and absorption rate) has decreased from a balanced 5.4 months of supply to a more seller-weighted 4 months of supply.

You can see current active house listings in Anacostia here. This snapshot of available fee simple inventory includes homes listed in a range from $165,000. all the way to $800,000.

The listing agent for this sale was Reginald Francois with Property Specialists Realty. Aty Biswese with Nid Group, LLC represented the buyer.


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