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by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm 20 Comments

This house is located at 176 U Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 3BD/1BA Eckington Rowhouse ready to make your own! Main Level features Living Room, Separate Dining Room, and Kitchen. Upper level has 3 full bedrooms, full bath, and wood floors. Partially finished basement adds the possibility of even more living space. Close to transit and schools. Minutes from Capitol St shops/dining.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $469,900.

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2017 at 11:15 am 25 Comments

Wait a second, how am I only hearing about Yang Market [138 U St NE] now?!?!? Well better late than never cause this sandwich looks freaking amazing.

“Sammys the size of your head are coming to @yangmarketne & they are insanely delish.”

Someone please report back on if they are as delicious as they look!!


Yang Market mural in progress at 138 U St, NE by @crubens01 via Facebook

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm 62 Comments

bedbugs

“Dear PoPville,

We are certain we have bed bugs! Not too many…yet. A couple live ones today but no other real signs except for a some bites that have been going on for the last few weeks.

Not sure if they’re coming from one of our next door neighbors, which are both group houses (with landlords that aren’t rolling in dough) or from our frequent travel. Could have come in with our dog from boarding or the dog park… But the origin doesn’t matter as much as the solution – except the neighbors aren’t going to pay to remediate based on our experiences (nor should they) so any solution that costs a lot and leaves us open to reinfestation seems silly.

We are planning on bagging the box spring and mattress, washing and drying the hell out of bedding, vacuuming, etc etc. Seems like a decent path to at least try… (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments

arrest
via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in a First Degree Sexual Abuse offense which occurred in the 300 block of W Street, Northeast, on Monday, March 6, 2017.

The suspect agreed to meet the victim to buy a cell phone that was listed using the “Offer Up” application. At approximately 4:00 am, the suspect entered the residence of the victim. Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect stole electronic items from the victim before fleeing the scene.

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 23-year-old Andre Lucas, of Hyattsville, MD, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse. As a result of the detectives’ investigation, he was additionally charged with Burglary One and Robbery.

As a reminder, citizens are encouraged to use the Safe Exchange Zones when conducting in-person transactions using online applications such as Craigslist and Offer Up. For more information please visit here.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 17, 2017 at 11:30 am 4 Comments

GDON R

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 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: 128 U St NE #2
Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Assigned, Parking space conveys & is included in price
Levels: 2 Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per listing: 1624
Original List Price: $655,000. List Price at Contract: $599,900.
Monthly Fee: $100.00
List Date: 9/4/2016 Days on Market: 109
Settled Sales Price: $587,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (calculated with $20k adjustment for parking space): $349.
Settlement Date: 1/27/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

The legal subdivision of Eckington spans from the Met Branch Trail along the east side, to Florida Ave at the south end, all the way to Rhode Island Ave on the north end. Technically, to the west it sprawls across North Cap to include the Florida/Rhode Island/North Cap triangle on the NW side. North Capitol Street is a defining physical boundary, in addition to being the edge of the NW/NE quadrant and thus, for data purposes, we’ll call that triangle the south side of Bloomingdale, and will stick to referring to the Eckington neighborhood as being in the NE quadrant. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm 3 Comments

Q Street NE at Eckington Way

This rental is located at 151 Q Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1865 / 1br – 735ft2 – Beautiful One Bedroom Apartment Homes at the Gale Eckington!!

APARTMENT AMENITIES

Studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes • Open floor plans • 9-foot ceilings • Large windows • Wood-style plank flooring in kitchens and living areas • Berber carpeting in bedrooms (select residences) • Granite or quartz counters • Chef’s islands in select residences • 42” custom cabinets with brushed nickel features • Stainless steel appliances in select residences • Glass tile back splashes in select residences • Juliette balconies in select residences • Huge closets • Central heat and air • Smoke-free apartments available • Dishwasher • Disposal • Individual washers and dryers • Microwave • Sleeping walls in studio apartments (Junior One-Bedrooms) • Wheelchair access available

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COMMUNITY AMENITIES (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

1826 3rd St NE at Seaton

This rental is located at 1826 3rd St NE at Seaton. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1550/mo | Furnished | Private front and back entrances | Utilities Included |Open Concept

DESCRIPTION
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This completely renovated and furnished English basement features an open floor plan and is conveniently located just one block from the Metropolitan Branch Trail and is only 12 min walk to either NoMa or Rhode Island metro (red line).

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KEY FEATURES: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2017 at 10:40 am 6 Comments

eckington-gdonr

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 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: 310 Todd Pl NE #1

Legal Subdivision: Eckington
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Eckington
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: Assigned Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per tax record: 764
Original List Price: $320,000. List Price at Contract: $320,000.
Monthly Condo Fee: $179.00
List Date: 11/30/2016 Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $340,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $445.
Settlement Date: 1/10/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

I believe this is the third Revisited that was listed following the election. I am noting this because we have seen potentially significant impact of the election results to the real estate market in the form of increasing mortgage interest rates. (more…)

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