Daily Roundup – Zip 20018

20018 zip codeToday’s daily roundup is dedicated to my sister and her fiancé as we all search for their first home in Washington: zip code 20018.

As detailed by this 2013 UrbanTurf article, 20018 is dominated by detached homes and is bordered by the District’s eastern boundary, New York Avenue NE, and a western border that follows the railroad tracks, Franklin Street NE and 16th Street NE. Increasingly popular neighborhoods include Brentwood (close to the Rhode Island metro station), Woodridge, and Fort Lincoln. A new Brentwood village (re-developing a 20-acre site) is in the works for 2017, too.

So, here are some reviews. Today I’m using Zillow – let me know how it compares to HomeSnap, my take: it’s not 100% accurate.

(1) 2605 Hamlin Street NE | $619,900 – Pros: Newly renovated, 5 bed / 4 bath home with plenty of space … and off-street parking. If you like music, you’re a super short drive away from Echostage. Cons: If metro accessibility is important, this home is not easily walkable to the Rhode Island metro station. The exterior design – church/barn design turned into a home?!

(2) 2240 16th Street NE | $424,000 – Pros: Priced for renovating, and a $25,000 buyer’s credit for updates is provided. Walking distance to the metro. Cons: Zillow lists it. Trulia does not. My MLS access doesn’t show the listing either … how accurate is Zillow?

(3) 3713 22nd Street NE | $419,900 – Pros: Detached home on a sizeable lot, nicely maintained. Beautiful wood trim throughout. Cons: An otherwise nice kitchen, but the stove is awkwardly positioned. You would be sitting/eating so very close to a potentially hot stove – see pictures! Access to two metro stations (Brookland, and Rhode Island) is not walkable.

p.s. There is a ‘secret’ property in this zip code that I won’t disclose because it’s in the running for one young couple! Good luck, Victoria and Jon! 🙂

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