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Under Contract in a Day or Two (or Six)

by Nena Perry-Brown

The latest installment of Under Contract revisits three recently-featured listings that went under contract as quickly as the next day.


Next-Day Contract for Hyattsville Bungalow

With its relatively affordable listing price and quirky charms, this Hyattsville bungalow was under contract the day after it went on the market. Past the garden-framed front yard, there is a cove ceiling and a corner wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has Spanish tile floors, bright blue lower cabinets, forest green countertops, exposed knotty pine ceiling beams, an embossed copper double sink, and blue stained-glass window panes, and the fridge is housed in the butler's pantry. The owner's bedroom has parquet floors and an attached sitting room with a bay reading nook, and another of the bedrooms has wood-paneled walls and floating corner shelves. The house also has an unfinished basement with a laundry area and storage space, and there is a raised patio in the backyard.

  • Full Listing: 3918 Livingston Street (map)
  • Price: $550,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 1,722
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Days on Market: One
  • Listing Agent: Silvana Dias, Long & Foster Real Estate

Six-Day Contract for Mid-Century Rambler

Located a block from Marymount University, this four-bedroom mid-century rambler boasts plenty of space and amenities for entertaining, which may be why it found a buyer in less than a week. Down a set of floating stairs, the lower level houses a living area with wood slats arranged across the ceiling in a parquet-esque pattern. Three sets of sliding glass doors lead out to a stone patio with a pergola across from a built-in grill, and a stone pool deck. Back inside and past the living area, the kitchen has a breakfast bar island and a hood above the stove, and the adjacent dining area sits under a chevron wood slat ceiling. The lower level also has a full bath and a carpeted bonus room with a decorative fireplace, and the house has a circular driveway and a detached two-car garage.

  • Full Listing: 3212 N Glebe Road (map)
  • Price: $1.15 million
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Square Feet: 2,900
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Days on Market: Six
  • Listing Agents: Jane Morrison, Geva Lester, Keller Williams Realty

Two Days on the Market in Takoma Park

Around the corner from Sligo Creek in Takoma Park, this three-bedroom bungalow was under contract 48 hours after being listed. The front door opens into the galley kitchen, and the original wood trim is prominent in the formal dining room, where a wide doorway leads into the living room with brick fireplace. Accessible through here, a lanai overlooking the backyard has ceiling fans suspended beneath a half-vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Two bedrooms, including the owner's bedroom, share a bath on the main level, and the lower level has a carpeted rec room with exposed ceiling beam, a third bedroom with its own exposed beam, and a full bath along with access to the backyard patio.

  • Full Listing: 1014 Elm Avenue (map)
  • Price: $715,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,544+
  • Year Built: 1922
  • Days on Market: Two
  • Listing Agent: Dan Metcalf, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo courtesy of RealTour. 

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