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by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm 58 Comments

woodridge

If you told me ten years ago…

True story – I had friends who lived in Woodridge years ago must’ve been around 2005 and I went to their house for a BBQ. It was around 22nd Street, NE. So I figured, I’d just walk to Rhode Island and catch a cab when I was ready to go. This was before Lyft and Uber. So it’s relatively early like maybe 8 or 9pm. I walk to Rhode Island Ave and there are zero cabs. A big old goose egg. OK, I’m a walker (I walked to the BBQ but knew walking all the way home wasn’t a great option), so I figure what the hell I’ll just walk until I see a cab. hahaha It’s easy to forget the former cab dead-zones. There were many. It used to be impossible to catch a cab at Wonderland if you can believe that. Anyway, I get about 1 block on Rhode Island and this lady who must’ve been 70 years old or so makes a beeline straight towards me and says – “where are you going?” I say, I’m walking towards the metro and trying to catch a cab. She says “oh no you’re not.” She physically grabs me and walks to the bus stop and waits with me and RIDES WITH ME to the metro (I think it was Brookland) to make sure I got there OK. I’ll never forget that night. That by the by, is a very good example for those who ask me about the meaning of the beautiful life.

Anyway, enough about me, check out this listing I spotted while looking for today’s GDoN:

“Rare Opportunity in Hot Woodridge! Large Luxurious Custom Home awaits. Chef’s kitchen w/ Viking Pro cooking appliances and built in banquette. Huge Dramatic master suite*Home Theater*Remote A/V control*5 Bedroom suites with full baths*Elevator shaft-potential for disability access*Imagine Enjoying Spring days on rear deck*blocks from new Shops at Dakota Crossing Town Center”

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More photos here.

This house at 2921 26th Street, NE is going for $1,299,999.

I can imagine what my guardian would have to say about this…

by Prince Of Petworth December 30, 2016 at 10:40 am 3 Comments

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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: 2415 Newton St NE
Legal Subdivision: Woodridge
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Woodridge
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $525,000. List Price at Contract: $525,000.
List Date: 11/10/2016 Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $535,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/21/2016
Transaction type: Standard

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Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

For what it’s worth, this is the first Revisited that we are seeing that was listed following the election results. Real estate agents in DC these past few weeks are having some interesting conversations. It’s has been a while since we watched mortgage interest rates climb for what is now eight or nine straight weeks, to their highest level in two years. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm 7 Comments

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This house is located at 2619 Newton Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“OMG!! A kitchen / Family room to die for. HUGE space. Walk in level from your parking/garage onto your enormous deck and into the stunning Kitchen. Abundance of Cabinets and Quartz stone Counters, 2 sinks, Penisula seating. Everything refinished/refurnished or NEW!!. 3 Brs, 4 Full Baths, Laundry on first level,LL finished with wet bar. Just got to see this one.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/4 bath is going for $649,900.

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm 5 Comments

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This house is located at 2415 Newton Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautiful Craftsman Style Detached home in sought out Woodridge, DC. This house features a fantastic front porch and garden, giving you an amazing curve appeal. This property is a fusion of historic preservation and modern convenience. It features an open chef’s kitchen, custom cabinets, back splash, ss appliance, island, large basement rec room and 2 car garage converted into a personal gym.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $525,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2016 at 4:15 pm 0

fallfest

From a press release:

Rhode Island Avenue Main Street Fall Fest 2016
October 1, 2016 | 10:00am-4:00pm | FREE
Rhode Island Ave NE between 20th-24th Streets NE | Washington, DC 20018

Autumn has arrived, and Fall Fest returns – this Saturday! Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street’s (RIAMS) signature annual event brings together local businesses, vendors, performers, and neighbors in a celebratory day, taking place from 10am-4pm. The event is free and open to the public, and is both family and pet-friendly. Fall Fest is conveniently located along Rhode Island Avenue NE between 20th-24th Streets NE.

40+ local vendors, including Zeke’s Coffee, The Capital Candy Jar, District Dance Arts, Hands on Drums, and Quilts in Color, will be set up along the Avenue. Performances by Capoeira Males DC, Handsome Hound, and more will take place on the Access Green Entertainment Stage, with opening remarks by Mayor Bowser at 10am.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 26, 2016 at 10:45 am 5 Comments

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Suzanne Des Marais is an associate broker with 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 Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3109 20th St NE
Legal Subdivision: Woodridge
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Woodridge
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Parking: Driveway/Off Street, Faces rear Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $536,000.
List Price at Contract: $526,000.
List Date: 06/29/2016
Days on Market: 28
Settled Sales Price: $526,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 08/22/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings can be seen here: here.

Year to date, the median settled price for a home in DC is $540,000. (current national median home price is $244,100.) That DC median price includes rowhomes, detached homes, condos, and co-ops. The current median price for detached homes in the District of Columbia is $930,962.

That said, it is surprising that this relatively modestly priced detached single family home defied GDoN commenters’ expectations of selling the first week on the market. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm 13 Comments

2435 Monroe Street Northeast

This house is located at 2435 Monroe Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Sought After Woodridge Community – Over 2500 square feet of finished space on 3 levels! Perfect project for Investor or Home Buyer. Garage, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bas, granite, stainless steel appliances, updated cabinets & original wood floors. Space for rooms in basement w/separate entrance. Waterproofed basement & 12 recently added windows. Don’t wait. Cash or Conventional Buyers.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $399,999.

by Prince Of Petworth August 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm 52 Comments

GDoN

This house is located at 2512 22nd Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Wow!!! I am dead serious when I say “You can’t pass on this one”…What I am trying to tell you is that you can buy this detached home for more or less the price of a Condo now a days…Once you see it, you will Love it and hopefully you will be quick enough to buy it…Don’t believe me? Stop by and see it for yourself….Harmony, elegance, finesse, and Voila the home of your dreams before you!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $519,900.

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