The property located at 1221 C ST SE is priced at 525K. It was just reduced from 535K. Before that it was priced at 549K. It is for sale by owner. MLS # DC5499473.
The rowhouse was just recently renovated. It has 3 Bedrooms, 3 floors. It looks nice inside. Each floor is really small. 1.5 Bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, spacious rear yard, new rooftop / hvac systems, upgraded electrical and plumbing systems. Custom porcelain tile for the kitchen countertops. On the market 25 days.
The competition located just 4 houses down the street at 1213 C Street SE is priced at 499K. MLS # DC5509211 . "Classic capitol hill location...Positioned within steps of all the hill has to offer. This two bedroom/one and one half bath home was completely renovated in 2000 with all the bells and whistles--hardwood floors, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, jacuzzi tub and crown molding. Plus, a super deep rear garden which backs to south carolina avenue!!" It has 2 bedrooms [ one is closet sized small ], 1.5 bathrooms. Gut rehab job in 2000. On the market 16 days.
There were many people visiting both rowhouses. The vast majority of the home visitors were just browsing and not seriously interested. I asked the owner in 1221 C Street SE about the competition just down the street. He responded "I don't see it as competition. This one is 50% bigger. Look at the price per square foot." It is not 50% bigger.
- So which one is a better buy? 1221 C Street SE
- Which one will sell first? Depends. Which one will be reduced in price.
- Will either one sell at its listed price? Probably Not.