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Above Asking: The Price is Right

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week's edition of Above Asking highlights two recently-featured three-bedrooms that listed at different prices but both sold for nearly the same price.


Six Figures Above Asking in Takoma

Less than a half-mile from the Takoma Metro station, this blue bungalow sold for $107,000 above the original listing price after commanding ten offers. Past the wide front porch, the living room has double exposure and a brick fireplace, and the eat-in kitchen has a breakfast nook and a hood above the stove. The owner's bedroom has a cedar-lined closet, and the shared bathroom has a standalone tub. The house has a sunroom on the main level and another off one of the bedrooms upstairs. There is also a bi-level backyard with a detached garage.

  • Full Listing: 602 Aspen Street NW (map)
  • Asking Price: $745,000
  • Sold Price: $852,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 2,336
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Listing Agent: Marci Wasserman, Long & Foster Real Estate

$63,100 Above Asking Near Lincoln Park

This two-story rowhouse sits on a one-way street near Lincoln Park. Its 1,324 square-foot interior has an efficient layout and an open concept main level that combines rustic and modern styles. White-washed brick creates an accent wall along the stairwell, which sits across from the living area with its brick panel fireplace next to built-in shelving. Past the dining area, the kitchen rounds out the level and has subway-tiled walls, Calacatta marble countertops, and black-painted ceiling beams. Oversized windows in the living area and bedrooms have hinged shutters, and there is a shallow bay in both the living room and the owner's bedroom. The rear fenced-in patio has a built-in bench, planters and a lawn area. The home sold for $63,000 above its original asking price. 

  • Full Listing: 1349 Emerald Street NE (map)
  • Asking Price: $789,900
  • Sold Price: $853,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 1,324
  • Year Built: 1915
  • Listing Agent: Charlene Farrar, Keller Williams Capital Properties

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