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

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo courtesy Washington Area Bicyclist Association

From an email:

“Stop on by 4th and S St NE pocket park on the Metropolitan Branch Trail this Friday for our monthly coffee hour – the WABA Trail Ranger team will be out handing out free coffee and trail updates!

Its a great chance to chat with the trail community and looking at the weather [fingers crossed], it should be a delightful morning to be outside. We will be setup 7:00 am – 9:00 am.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm 1 Comment


This rental is located at Rhode Island Ave at 3rd Street NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1679 / 1br – One Bedroom Apartment with balcony savings

Don’t miss out on these savings. No one will save you up to $4,034.00


-191*14= $2,674.00 Save on rent
-500.00 move in fee waived
-300.00 gym fee waived
+500.00 credit towards your second payment on rent

Now offering extended lease terms with no rent increases (call for details).”


by Prince Of Petworth January 5, 2017 at 9:25 am 13 Comments


Thanks to a reader for sharing:

“Thought I would share what the neighbors did on Q street, put us all in the Christmas spirit. The lights will come down on with the Epiphany on January 6. Until then come and enjoy. The project was conceived by neighbor JC Callum, executed by Husband David Soo and the Bowers-Evagelista family.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 22, 2016 at 2:25 pm 4 Comments


This rental is located at 200 Rhode Island Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“Rent TODAY or you’ll miss out on one of these lovely 1BR apartments meant just for you.

The Metropolitan is a beautifully renovated apartment community, which has been historically preserved.

*Rent now and we’ll waive your $500 Move-in Fee and Application fee(s).

*$1679 Price Shown reflect $191 Concession Credit on $1870 Market Rent. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm 47 Comments

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by Prince Of Petworth December 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm 17 Comments


These units are located at 45 Rhode Island Ave. NE. The listing says:

“Live in a gorgeous historic 2bed/2bath unit on HOT Rhode Island Ave! Walk to metro, restaurants, Capitol Bikeshare, Union Market. HUGE balcony, gorgeous interiors, w/d in unit. 3 units. Exclusive rooftop access for top unit with Capitol views! $479,999- 1st floor, $499,999- 2nd floor, $549,999- 3rd floor unit. Want to host on Airbnb? NO rental restrictions and pets allowed!”


You can see more photos here.

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2016 at 9:40 am 4 Comments


A reader reports this morning:

Several shots fired at 1st and Todd Place NE at about 8:41AM. Less than a block from McKinley Tech.”

AlertDC reports:

“MPD reports a road closure on Todd Place NE between Lincoln Road & First Place NE due to police activity. Please avoid the area. Updates will follow.”

WJLA reports:

“The shooting took place in the unit block of T Street NE. The man then ran into the Harmony Public Charter school.”

Update from MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 0830 a man drove to the unit block of 62 Todd Street NE and dropped his girlfriend and child off at Elementary School. As the girlfriend and child entered the school the man waited in his vehicle. While waiting for her return a gold colored Lexus approached and as the Lexus slowed the driver lowered his window and fired several gun shots. The man ran into the school and waited for the arrival of MPD and DCFEMS. The man suffered from a single gunshot wound that to his arm and slight bullet graze to his stomach. The victim was conscious as he was transported to local area hospital for treatment. At this point the incident is believed to be domestic in nature the description stands for a black male with a beard driving a gold color Lexus.

The school has remained open and no one additional suffered injury.”

And MPD reports on a homicide last night:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 6900 block 32nd Street, Northwest on Sunday, December 11, 2016.

At approximately 9:30 pm, members of the Second District responded to the listed location for a Destruction of Property call. Upon arrival, members located an adult male inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 21-year-old Grant Copeland Dosunmu of Northwest, DC.

As part of the preliminary investigation, it appears that the suspect was inside the vehicle with the victim.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm 13 Comments


This unit is located at 310 Todd Place, NE. The listing says:

“Updated Todd Place Condo is your chance to own in growing Eckington. Open floor plan allows LR to pour into renovated kitchen complete with SS appliances, granite counter tops, gas range, and backsplash. Bright mstr BD w/generous walk-in closets. Hardwood floors throughout. W/D in unit. Separately deeded parking. Close to bus stop, metro stops, Bloomingdale & Rhode Island Row for shopping/dining.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $320,000 ($179 monthly fee.)


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