Under Contract: Five Days or Less

by UrbanTurf Staff

In this week’s edition of Under Contract, UrbanTurf looks at two recently listed homes that each found buyers in under five days.

Under Contract: Five Days or Less: Figure 1

Rectangular, Window-Filled Contemporary in Forest Hills

This 1981-built home in Forest Hills didn’t have much chance of staying on the market very long. The rectangular house sits on a massive lot, and has cool eco-friendly touches, like solar panels and a rooftop garden. The main living areas are bright, with floor-to-ceiling windows that reach up to a wooden, beamed ceiling and the double-sided fireplace is a cool touch. The home hit the market on a Friday and was under contract by the following Tuesday.

  • Address: 2830 Upton Street NW (map)
  • Price: $975,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Days on Market: 4 days

Under Contract: Five Days or Less: Figure 2

Renovated Capitol Hill Rowhouse With a Storage Shed

We featured this three-bedroom Capitol Hill home in the same edition of Best New Listings as the property above. Since being sold four years ago, a number of renovations have been made to the 14th Place listing, including a new kitchen, bathrooms, and new windows. The home is on the small side for a three-bedroom, but an open floor plan on the main level makes it feel more comfortable. It was on the market just a day longer than the house above.

  • Address: 627 14th Place NE (map)
  • Price: $549,900
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Days on Market: 5

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  1. anon said at 6:29 pm on Tuesday December 3, 2013:
    Sometimes we get too particular about neighborhood boundaries, but it is pretty silly to describe this as "Capitol Hill". Not a dig at UT - probably this comes from the realtor. This neighborhood is either the eastern end of H St corridor, Benning Rd, Trinidad or RFK Stadium. As a rough guide, if the price of a renovated 3 BR row house begins with a "5" (or even a 6 or a 7 these days), you can be pretty sure it's not in Capitol Hill 😃
  1. Kes said at 3:39 pm on Wednesday December 4, 2013:
    I love getting too particular about neighborhood boundaries! That's definitely Not Trinidad, which is to the north, bounded by Fl Ave, WV Ave, Mt Olivet and Bladensburg. It is also definitely Not close enough to RFK to the south and just barely Not in Kingman Park (what I think you mean by "Benning Rd"), which begins to the east of 15th St. In realtor-ese, I think this place is pretty solidly in "Capitol Hill East", or even the ever elusive "Atlas District" (*cringes*).
  1. anon at 12:29pm said at 6:00 pm on Wednesday December 4, 2013:
    Ok , fair enough, you out-boundaried me. (smiley face) I think I have to concede to Hill East or Atlas, and I agree with your sentiment on Atlas. I am just tired of DC landlords and realtors putting lipstick on a pig. Fudging it by a couple of blocks is maybe no big deal, even though in DC it often means the difference between a crepe shop and a crime scene. But if you go on Craigslist now you'll find "Columbia Heights" apartments overlooking the reservoir, "Mount Pleasant" row houses on Upshur, "Bloomingdale" rentals deep into the NE quadrant, "Logan Circle" condos in Shaw, etc... you know what I mean. I suppose it was ever thus.

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