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: 1515 Neal Street, NE
Legal Subdivision: Trinidad
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Trinidad
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Detached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $759,000. List Price at Contract: $759,000.
List Date: 5/17/2017 Days on Market: 9
Settled Sales Price: $759,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/30/2017
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.
Located in the NE quadrant bordered by Gallaudet University to the West and Florida Ave to the South, Trinidad is hitting a bit of a stride in terms of real estate activity. Whereas in the recent past the retail options in the vicinity centered around the old Hechinger Mall plaza, Trinidad residents on the west side of the neighborhood are now within blocks of Whole Foods and the multiplying restaurant options along H Street.
Houses in Trinidad are being bought, gutted, re-built, and sold by developers. (more…)
via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of Trinidad Avenue, Northeast, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
At approximately 7:58 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of an unconscious male. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from apparent trauma to the head. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Michael Vest, of Northeast, DC. (more…)
This house is located at 1610 Levis Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:
“Meticulously renovated contemporary row home in Trinidad with 2 full beds, 2.5 baths, and oversized cantilever windows. Featuring custom floating stairs and bar nook, chef’s galley kitchen w/custom cabinetry, ss appliances, marble waterfall countertop, private rear yard and parking too! Only 4 blocks from H St and Atlas District, trolley, grocers, and every bar and restaurant you could ever want!”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $499,000.
From an email:
“DC Brau Presents:
JIMMY VALENTINE’S TOTAL VICTORY
A special release to commemmorate JV’s 10 year anniversary
this is a crisp, smooth & easy pale weizenbock w/ light fruit flavors (think of it like a strong hefeweissen). Soft pear & hints of banana emerge as it warms but it remains a deadly-fast drinker for the 7.8% ABV.
Tallboys of this limited release are available now at JV’s (1103 Bladensburg Rd, NE) & Miss Whiskey’s (1104 H St NE), & will hit the rest of DC next week for as long as it lasts.
Our good friends at DC BRAU were incredibly kind to make this for us
ALL HAIL BROTHERS BRAU!
Here’s their back story and description for the beer: (more…)
This rental is located in Trinidad. The Craigslist ad says:
“$900 / 1br – Cozy apartment with a glamorous touch!
With a heart for hospitality, but I have been in DC for the last 5 years so I know a thing or two about this great city. I have a passion for travel and so I love to open my doors to fellow travelers, short term and long term renters.
This place is close to H Street (one of the hottest streets in the city) NoMa-Gallaudet U metro, Gallaudet University, Atlas Brewery, Bardo Brewery, about 2 miles from the national mall .
The space (more…)
This house is located at 1515 Neal Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:
“Immaculate bright row home less than 2 blocks to H ST NE. Total renovation in 2015 featuring hardwood floors throughout, custom waterfall marble counter top, Viking gas cooktop, back deck overlooking huge grassy yard and over-sized garage with automatic door. Fully finished basement in-law suite with kitchen and separate rear entrance. New roof, systems and appliances.”
You can see more photos here.
This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $759,000.
A reader reports:
“Sunday night, 12th and Florida Ave NE. Thankfully no one looked hurt. Not sure how this even happened.”
via google maps
“Fifth District patrol units and detectives are investigating an Assault while Armed Pellet gun in which the Assailant shot victim. The offense occurred on May 4, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM West Virginia avenue and Oates Street. The subject is described as Black Male, 18-25 years of age, wearing a wool hat, tan pants, dark shirt. Victim Transported to local hospital in stable condition. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
Update on that CVS Truck that smashed into a parked car last week:
“CVS contacted the trucking company who employs the driver…he called me Friday night and was going back and forth…apologizing yet trying to minimize blame. claimed the driver didn’t know…but then asked for the video of the driver getting out of the truck after he hit my car. Nay, dragged my car.
Anyway – they have a court date May 4…trying to see how they want to handle this. Still a little shady CVS isn’t taking any blame.”
2 a.m. this past Saturday I woke up to a sound that at first thought was a fight or ruckus outside (I live in Trinidad) – I looked out and saw a CVS tractor trailer going down my street. It was stuck, obviously because a truck that size shouldn’t be trying to go down the street – for any reason. Since it was 2 a.m. and I was in a wedding the next day, I went back to sleep. When I got ready to leave, I looked at my car which, well – you can see the damage. No note, no nothing. I looked on our video camera feed and saw the truck jack-knifed onto our street, the guy get out to look, then try and get unstuck, dragging my car along with it. You can actually see the car move several feet in the video as he drags it. And if I could hear it, he definitely could as well.”