Housing Complex

DHCD Lists Four Vacant Properties for Sale

100BryantSt

100 Bryant St. N.W. in Bloomingdale, which was bid up to
$380,000 in a January Auction.

Back in January, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) held an auction for some 30 vacant homes and properties around D.C.

Sure, most were slummy—boarded up windows, austere yards, watermarked brick—but buyers recognized the few jewels, and in two cases threw down nearly $400,000.

In total, the properties could have generated up to $4.845 million if all the sales went through. Unfortunately, some didn't.

But today, DHCD announced that it had hired Alex Cooper Real Estate to market four remaining properties. The four properties are:

  • 475 Florida Avenue NW (Listing price: $225,000; Shaw)
  • 3620 Rock Creek Church Road NW (Listing price: $125,000; Columbia Heights/Petworth)
  • 805 7th Street NE (Listing price: $225,000; H Street corridor)
  • 627 Keefer Place NW (Listing price: $175,000; Park View)

The Florida Ave. property is not in a bad location, in my opinion. It's near the Shaw-Howard Metro Station, within walking distance from the center of the U Street corridor, and close to Bloomingdale's little charms. It is in need of "extensive rehabilitation" though, according to listing materials.

The Northeast house is also well-situated near H Street, but it's not much of  a home per se. District officials are in the process of demolishing the structure, and are really just selling the "extra deep lot" with room for a two-car garage or carriage house, according to the listing materials.

Image from the Department of Housing and Community Development

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