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by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I am a teacher at Capital City Public Charter School. Four of our families were displaced by the apartment fire this weekend at 13th and Peabody and literally escaped with nothing but the clothes on their backs. I started a gofundme to help with the many expenses they will be facing. Please donate if you can!

Three families from Capital City Public Charter School were affected by an apartment fire at 13th and Peabody St. early on June 24th. The fire started before dawn and residents escaped through smoke-filled hallways and down ladders with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


1300 block of Peabody St, NW Photo by Elizabeth Eastwick

Elizabeth writes around 7am:

“Giant fire at the apartment building behind LAMB school. There were probably 30 engines and you could see and smell the smoke from North Capital street. It was insane.”

More (including video) from DCFD after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2017 at 11:15 am 0


5830 Georgia Ave, NW

From the BBQ Bus Smokehouse:

“Please join us for a special neighborhood preview of the BBQ Bus Smokehouse on Saturday after the Kennedy Street Festival.

On the menu: BBQ Sundaes. One of our special occasion favorites, we’re serving it for just one day and for the special price of $2.11 to commemorate the year we opened the BBQ Bus food truck.

We look forward to being part of the neighborhood! Hope to see you soon.

DATE: Saturday, June 24
TIME: 3:30 – 5:30 pm (After the Kennedy Street Festival)
WHERE: BBQ Bus Smokehouse, 5830 Georgia Avenue NW

Menu (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2017 at 11:55 am 15 Comments

This house is located at 615 Tuckerman Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Step into to this beautiful 3bed/1.5bath home nestled in the heart of Brightwood. The main level features gleaming hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen w/farmhouse sink & 5-burner gas range. Upstairs are 3 light-filled bedrooms & a renovated bath. The lower level has a huge space awaiting your final touches. Located less than a mile from Takoma metro, Walter Reed redevelopment & tons more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $440,000.

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm 4 Comments


5830 Georgia Ave, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former Salt and Pepper Grill III (Indian) space and Chocolate Crust before that.

Almost forgot about this:

“The BBQ Bus Smokehouse will feature the well-loved smoky sandwiches and picnic plates served from the food truck since 2011 plus original additions created in honor of the surrounding Brightwood community, including a new Georgia Avenue Gold slow-smoked pulled pork sandwich.

Other dishes include soy and brown sugar brined chicken wings, baby back ribs, Angus brisket, choriozo mac and cheese, and bacon mashed potatoes.”

Stay tuned for an exact opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am 23 Comments

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: 720 Fern St NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $669,000. List Price at Contract: $669,000.
List Date: 4/20/2017 Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $737,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 5/26/2017
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Brightwood, or Takoma DC, is up north and not far from the planned development at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center site. This particular home is on the east side of the neighborhood, positioned between Georgia Ave NW and Blair Rd NW. It’s also close to the Maryland line and downtown Takoma Park. Red line Metro at Takoma Park is a 9 to 11ish minute walk.

For folks who still want to live in DC, desire some yard space, but don’t care to share walls, a number of different neighborhoods offer a range of prices for detached homes.

Here are the median prices and links to current active listings for detached fee simple houses throughout the city: (more…)

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