Under Contract: From 5 Days to 54

  • August 4, 2014

by Lark Turner

In this week’s Under Contract, UrbanTurf looks back at properties it has featured recently that were snatched up by DC’s alert buyers.

Under Contract: From 5 Days to 54: Figure 1

A Renovated Six-Bedroom Four Square Under Contract After a $50K Cut

This Chevy Chase DC four square hit the market in early June, when we featured it in Best New Listings. In July, the price was reduced by $50,000. According to property records, the home was actually delisted two days after the price cut. But 20 days later, it went under contract. The home has an in-law suite, outdoor space and plenty of charming rooms and reading nooks thanks to preserved classic details like moulding, beams and built-ins. We especially like the bookshelf-turned-headboard in the master bedroom, which also has a cozy sitting room.

  • Address: 3732 Kanawha Street NW (map)
  • Original Price: $1,295,000
  • New Price: $1,245,000
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Days on Market: 54
  • Listing Agents: William F.X. Moody, Washington Fine Properties

Under Contract: From 5 Days to 54: Figure 2

A Two-Bedroom Condo in Columbia Heights Finds Buyer in a Week

We loved the interior of this corner-unit condo on Girard Street, with its generous living space, open-concept kitchen and separated dining area punctuated by a fireplace. It’s no wonder it lasted such a short time on the market. The bedrooms are large, and the unit has a private deck, though it looks out onto another building and an alley.

  • Address: 1461 Girard Street NW, #201 (map)
  • Price: $499,500
  • HOA Fee: $322/month
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1913
  • Days on Market: Seven
  • Listing Agent: Michael Mayes, McEnearney Associates

Under Contract: From 5 Days to 54: Figure 3

A 16th Street Heights Bungalow Sells in Just 5 Days

As we’ve noted, the market in 16th Street Heights is hot, and the sale of this bungalow in the popular market is evidence. The home, with an inviting exterior and original details, found a buyer in just five days. It has small front and back porches, a simply finished basement and, perhaps best of all, a one-car garage adjoining a big backyard.

  • Address: 1423 Decatur Street NW (map)
  • Price: $639,555
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Days on Market: Five
  • Listing Agent: David Getson, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

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