HILLCREST— Former Mayor Marion Barry lived in this home for his first three terms as mayor (before he served his jail sentence for drug possession etc.) The home was briefly a part of its own controversy over a discounted mortgage. The four bed, three bath with 2,040 square feet was asking $469,000, but seems to have gone for $450,000.
U Street— Upcoming luxury rental building14W (natch, located at 14th and W) is providing a sneak peek of the new apartments which will have a Y-M-C-A with an indoor pool in the same building. Rents are expected to start around the 2 G mark for a studio with the 1,300 sq.ft. penthouse running $4,365 per month.
Chevy Chase— The big glass building that was proposed 22 years ago but only now moving forward towards being built is still upsetting people. Locals say it is taller, wider, and denser than allowed by the city regulation.
Georgetown— Finance person Donald Roth, a founder of a private equity firm and a former Veep of the World Bank, just unloaded a 11,000 square foot mansion for $8.6 M, according to the WSJ. That translates to making a pretty great killing, considering he bought the home in 2001 for $3.75 M.
Shaw/LeDroit Park— Whether you fancy yourself noshing on Eastern Euro cuisine in LeDroit or going to town on Ethiopian food in Shaw, this place has seen its cachet soar in the last few years. Here are ten of the least expensive homes for sale.
Navy Yard— Love our local MLB team, the Nationals? Nothing shows it quite like buying within walking distance of the park. Hopefully a home run doesn't smash your window. Or does, if you're really that willing to take one for the team.