UrbanTurf Reader Makes Her Decision: A Two-Bedroom Condo in Bloomingdale

by Mark Wellborn

About two and a half weeks ago, we asked our audience to weigh in on a fellow reader’s home buying decision. She was looking for a condo and had narrowed her search down to three listings: a two-bedroom condo in Petworth, a two-bedroom condo on Independence Avenue in Hill East and a two-bedroom condo on 16th Street in Hill East. A week later, we got an email saying that she found a different two-bedroom condo in Bloomingdale and was waiting to hear if she got FHA approval on it. Well, she just let us know that she now has the property under contract. It is a two-bedroom, two-bath condo at 150 Rhode Island Avenue NW. Details below:

150 Rhode Island Avenue NW (see map here)

  • Price: $335,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,000
  • Price per SF: $335
  • Condo Fees: $258/month
  • For the full listing, click here

Below are the three properties that our reader was looking at before making her decision to go with the one above. The Independence Avenue property that was the overwhelming favorite is now under contract. Do you think she made the right decision?

3573 Warder St NW in Petworth (see map here)

  • Price: $349,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Baths: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,176
  • Click here for the full listing.

1714 Independence Ave SE in Hill East (see map here)

  • Price: $337,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Baths: Two
  • Square Footage (Lot): 2,189

11 16th St SE in Hill East (see map here)

  • Price: $325,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Baths: 1.5
  • Square Footage (Approx.): 825
  • Click here for the full listing.

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  1. Tom A said at 4:50 pm on Wednesday April 22, 2009:

    Hmm, I think she chose the worst of the four- at least in terms of noise.  It’s the BEST one for walking to U Street, Logan, and Dupont however.  If she’s young with an active social life, it’s probably a wise choice for her.  Cap Hill is very quiet by comparison.  I used to live close to her new place, and I was woken up nearly every night by sirens tearing up Rhode Island Avenue.  I’d also have picked a house, not a condo, since those fees add up.  And what about her desire for a yard?

  1. NZ said at 6:10 pm on Wednesday April 22, 2009:

    I think she chose the best one for location and value.  The Hill East and Petworth are so far removed from much of downtown.  Living right across 2nd St. NW from Timor Bodega is a very wise move.  She’ll have a very easy walk to Shaw Howard Metro station.  Plus, Bloomingdale is renowned as one of the friendliest neighborhoods in the city.

  1. 2nd St said at 9:44 am on Thursday April 23, 2009:

    Congrats on a great choice!  I recently purchased a house a few blocks from there in Ledroit Park after looking in similar areas of the city.  LOVE the neighborhood and definitely feel like it was the right choice - great neighbors, close to amenities, beautiful tree lined streets and historic houses.

  1. Samantha said at 10:25 am on Thursday April 23, 2009:

    Great choice! I also live in the area and you are going to love it.

  1. B said at 10:44 am on Thursday April 23, 2009:

    Thanks everyone for the support! It just felt right to me. It was one of those things where when I first walked in, I fell in love and saw myself living there immediately. The ‘hood seemed really great too. I’m excited!

  1. jPenn said at 11:04 am on Thursday April 23, 2009:

    Welcome to our neighborhood,,well, sort of. I am in Truston Circle, right down the street. There are some great fun people in Shaw/Bloomingdale/Truxton Circle.  We welcome great new people like you and continue making the neighborhood better and better

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