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by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 23 N Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Architecturally stunning 4 story Truxton Circle gem w/ entertainer~s dream roof deck, striking chef’s kitchen w/ Lacanche range & pot filler, incredible master suite w/ walk-in closet & spa bath, 3 additional bedrooms across 2 upper sleeping levels, soaring ceilings, incredible light, fully finished LL with legal bedroom, full bath & exterior entrance & 2 car secure parking. OH 9/23 & 9/24 12-2pm.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,250,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 10:55 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 Compass. 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1325 Trinidad Ave NE
Legal Subdivision: Trinidad
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Trinidad
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Off street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $699,900. List Price at Contract: $699,900.
List Date: 8/9/2017 Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $739,957.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/8/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

I’ll start this post the way I usually end them. In this case, I was the listing agent for the subject property. David Treanor with the Bediz Group with Keller Williams Capital Properties represented the Buyer in the purchase of this property. I’ve written this weekly post for PoPville since 2009, and this is the second of my own listings that I’ve ever revisited. (By the way, I don’t pick the original GDoN posts, just which ones to follow up.)

This transaction was a good story, which I have my Sellers’ permission to share. I would say this type of offer response is not typical in this location, however, it is not unusual in the current DC market as a whole.

In 2013, I assisted the recent owners in purchasing the house, before it hit the market, from Walnut Street Development. It had been gutted and completely re-built with new systems, kitchen, baths, etc. Purchase price at that time was $495,000.

A few months ago, the Sellers contacted me and said they were ready to find their next house, which they envisioned as detached with a yard, not in perfect condition so there was room to add value, and in Brookland in NE DC. (Two years ago all of my DC Sellers moved to Portland, Oregon. Now they all move to Brookland. No joke.) We found the new house surprisingly fast, and even more surprising, were able to get it under contract, in competition with another offer, contingent on the sale of their current property.

Having the new house already under contract was huge motivation to price aggressively. We also purposely listed early in the week, with the intent of giving agents time to do pre-inspections in the event of multiple offers. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Congrats to the Willow folks, good peeps.

From a press release:

“The Yards, the neighborhood of residences, restaurants and shops located next to the ballpark along the Southeast waterfront in Washington, D.C., today announced its newest retailer set to open this fall. Willow, the DC-based shop focused on stylish clothing and one-of-a-kind gifts, will occupy 1,100 square feet of retail space steps from the neighborhood’s best restaurants and recreation areas. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 9:55 am 0


“JUMP, the first dockless e-bikes for bike share hits the streets in DC on Monday.” via prnewswire

If you were excited before, holy smokes…

From a Press Release:

“Social Bicycles Inc., the first company to launch a dockless bike share system in 2013, is bringing its next major innovation to Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 25: shared electric bikes that can lock to any regular bike rack.”

From JUMP:

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


750 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From a press release:

“First Trader Joe’s Capitol Hill to Welcome Customers With Warm, Lively Grand Opening
Weekend-long event to include live music, giveaways, tastings and ceremonial lei cutting

The first Trader Joe’s in the Capitol Hill neighborhood will open its doors next Friday. The new location will be the third Trader Joe’s store in the Washington, DC area and the first outside of Northwest DC. The new, nearly 13,000 square foot store will feature underground parking and murals that pay tribute to nearby landmarks including the Capitol Building, Barracks Row and Eastern Market. Store Captain Tom Senior, an 11year veteran of the company, and recently hired Crew Members invite customers and the media to attend the Grand Opening ceremony to tour the new location and help celebrate the much-anticipated event.

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017

7:55am Ceremony begins

8:00am Store opens for business

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 9:15 am 0


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by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

Thanks to Justin for sending this magnificent listing from the one and only Tom Faison via MRIS:

“Five black Suburbans in an urban fairy-tail, Georgetown abandoned by an upscale cabinet, well-healed, found roaming the softer side of the Capitol Dome. Iconic Hill Compound, enclave courtyard, guest quarters, fabled to be stables, Secret Service roost, egos to boost, heads of state visit, members pivot, nothing complicit in private meals, cutting deals, pay for plays stay, right price, overnight.”

In the words of the great Daniel Pinkwater has Faison finally popped his cork, flipped his wig, blown his stack, dropped his stopper, gushed his mush, lost his marbles, and slipped his hawser?

I guess when the photos are this good you could write the description in German and it wouldn’t matter.

More jaw dropping photos here.

For the curious, the 6 bed/3 full bath/2 half baths at 131 11th Street, SE is going for $2,295,000.

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

“Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC’s free overnight arts festival, starting at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and running until 3:00 AM the following morning. The festival will take place in six DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses.”

All the details here.

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