HGTV Makes East of River Debut on Sunday

  • January 4th 2011

by Mark Wellborn

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HGTV Makes East of River Debut on Sunday: Figure 1
1214 U Street SE

The DC season of HGTV’s My First Sale will debut this Sunday at 1pm, and rather than featuring a home in one of DC’s more popular neighborhoods, the show will chronicle the process of selling a renovated home in Historic Anacostia.

My First Sale follows a first-time home seller and their real estate agent through the selling process. From July through October 2010, film crews followed David Garber and Anacostia River Realty’s Darrin Davis as they attempted to sell the home that Garber (the brains behind blog And Now, Anacostia) had spent eight months rehabbing and renovating at 1214 U Street SE (map). The production company for the show approached Garber about featuring his home after reading his blog and learning about the renovations that he had completed.

HGTV Makes East of River Debut on Sunday: Figure 2

The program should be interesting as it will not only highlight Historic Anacostia, but it will also chronicle the ups and downs of selling a home in a neighborhood that is coming back after being written off by much of the DC population years ago.

When we first wrote about Garber’s home being featured back in July, we learned that part of the filming covered Davis and Garber discussing how the home should be priced. Davis pointed out the positives and negatives and the two settled on a price of $289,800. After a number of months on the market and a few price reductions it ultimately sold for $231,000, which while below the original asking price, was more than double what Garber paid for the home back in 2009.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/hgtv_makes_east_of_river_debut_on_sunday/2804.

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