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by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm 14 Comments

This rental is located at 16th and Park Road, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1595 / 430ft2 – Spacious studio avail early AUGUST! Amazing view! (Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights)

Available early August, 430 sf studio renting for $1595/mo plus the electric. Features a walk-in closet, separate eat-in kitchen, and nice big windows offer an excellent view! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm 4 Comments

3155 Mount Pleasant Street, NW in the old Radius spot next to Purple Patch

From an email:

“Karlos Leopold and Erin Lingle’s [Owners of Nido in Woodridge] new spot Mola is soft opening this weekend in Mount Pleasant. We’d like to invite PoPville to join us for dinner on Friday and Saturday to preview the restaurant before the grand opening next Wednesday, June 7th. We’re offering 10% off during the soft opening weekend. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm 13 Comments

This house is located at 1627 Monroe St, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Charming 2BR/2BA townhome in Mt. Pleasant! 2 outdoor spaces- front porch & back deck. Front yard has a garden w/ adorable peach tree! Large basement w/ tons of storage, full bath, laundry room & extra fridge/freezer. ROOF-MOUNTED SOLAR PANELS make this home an eco-friendly city abode! 96 Walk Score, but 1 off-st. parking spot conveys- best of both worlds!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $724,900.

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2017 at 10:15 am 6 Comments

3211 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Kurt reports Saturday:

“Caught them taking down the Zabver sign in Mount Pleasant last night… I stopped in to see what was going on and met the new owners of the space. Looks like we won’t have to go too long without a second Thai place on the same block — it’ll be called Sabydee and will be a (hopefully) similar Thai and Laotian joint. They handed me a menu and said their first day will be this Tuesday. End of an era!”

Ed. Note: Zabver was only open for 2.5 years so I’m reserving end of an era status for Adam Express.

Stay tuned for an opening date for Sabydee and check out their full menu after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 19, 2017 at 11:00 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: 3155 Mount Pleasant St NW #202

Legal Subdivision: Mount Pleasant
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Pleasant
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Monthly condo fee: 291.91 Square Footage per listing: 750
Original List Price: $424,555. List Price at Contract: $424,555.
List Date: 3/2/2017 Days on Market: 18
Settled Sales Price: $415,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $553.
Settlement Date: 5/12/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Tree-lined Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in NW DC that is bounded by Rock Creek Park, Adams Morgan, and Columbia Heights. The neighborhood is notable for large scale rowhomes and detached houses, however, the condo market in the area is extremely active. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2017 at 1:15 pm 30 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“Dear PoPville,

Is there a recourse when your landlord keeps your deposit?

Background: We’re a professional couple in our mid forties who’ve rented a Mt Pleasant row house for three years. We’ve treated it like our own, have made small upgrades (with the permission of the landlord) and have had no incidents during our time here.

Now that we’ve finished our lease to move back overseas, the landlord has kept half of our deposit (and this is Mt Pleasant, so that’s a lot). She’s given no explaination other than this is for repainting and cleaning.

We had the house deep cleaned before we left. There is no structural or cosmetic damage to the house other than what would constitute normal wear and tear (we have no kids, no pets and frankly the house is in better shape than when we rented it). But as all this is subjective. Do we have any avenues to challenge her to get our deposit back?”

by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm 16 Comments


This house is located at 1729 Park Road, NW. The listing says:

“One of the few free-standing homes of Mount Pleasant, this beautiful property offers grand proportions, elegant period detailing and top quality renovations and updates. A unique offering, the home features 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, a new slate roof, free-standing garage, in-law suite, third floor master suite, a private garden and careful attention to detail throughout.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,685,000.

by Prince Of Petworth May 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm 6 Comments

Brown ST NW at Newton Street NW

This rental is located at Brown ST NW at Newton Street NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2150 / 2br – Charming Home with Large Living Area



• Be welcomed to an open and bright/spacious English Basement
• Very efficient kitchen on back wall with plenty of cabinet space built in microwave, dishwasher and large pantry closest
• Large living area is split with eat in area, features receded lighting throughout
• Hallway leads to two good sized bedrooms, one which can be converted to a den/office
• Beautiful patio/deck, private and relaxing atmosphere big enough to fit table and chairs and small planting boxes




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