Tuesday’s Deal of the Week

by Mark Wellborn

Today’s Deal of the Week is a one-bedroom, one-bath condo at 3620 Connecticut Avenue NW in Cleveland Park (see map here). The third floor unit is small, but the kitchen has been renovated, and the bedroom and living room are large enough for a young, single first-time homebuyer. A personal storage unit comes with the condo, and the condo fees include taxes, heat and water. It is just one block from the Cleveland Park Metro on the Red Line, but a covered rental parking space behind the building is paid for through August 20th. The home is open this Sunday from 1 to 4pm.

For the full listing, click here.

  • Price: $300,000
  • Beds: One
  • Baths: One
  • Condo Fees: $337/month

Living Room

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  1. Sasha said at 10:46 am on Tuesday April 14, 2009:

    This is not a condo but a co-op, and many co-op’s along that strip have very strict rental restrictions, which impact their value.  In addition, this appears to be the 3rd story of a no-elevator building, so you would have to lug your laundry etc 3 stories every time.  $300k is not a good price to pay for a co-op with this small square footage - both resale and rental will be difficult when you are ready to trade up to something bigger.

  1. Georgetowner said at 11:04 am on Tuesday April 14, 2009:

    agreed.  The listing also claims to be a “true 1 bedroom” but the place doesn’t have a dining room - so really it’s a junior 1 bedroom.

  1. Debra said at 11:08 am on Tuesday April 14, 2009:

    I bought a similar sized place in Cleveland Park about six months ago for $350k. Now i wish i had waited.

  1. CPark said at 11:14 am on Tuesday April 14, 2009:

    I own an unrenovated studio about two blocks down Connecticut from this property. This one looks much nicer and I only paid $50,000 less about 1.5 years ago. Warning: It is tough to rent co-ops out in this area.

  1. Nick said at 11:12 am on Wednesday April 15, 2009:

    A junior one bedroom is actually a studio apartment in which the bedroom is in an alcove or area open to the living room. A dining room doesn’t define a one bedroom, the door to the separate room does. Most apartments and condos in DC have marginal dining spaces - even the new ones.

  1. Cindy said at 10:53 pm on Wednesday April 15, 2009:

    I took a look at this coop today and really liked it. I feel safer on the third floor so no problem there. The bedroom is separate and a good size.  I really loved the kitchen too - bringing my sister back to look with me for the open house!

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