Thursday

AUTHOR:

Happy weekend eve to those of you observing Veteran’s Day tomorrow, and thank you to all readers who are veterans for your service! Craig’s List inventory is lacking this week, but I managed to capture few EBDC-worthy options. Included in today’s listing is a link to my own apartment, which I am moving out of end-of-year. December and January 1st movers, I suggest you start seriously looking now before Holiday parties fill your schedule.


Studio
$1775 Studio near Logan & Thomas Circle- All utilities included & in unit WD (Washington)
Why you’ll love it:
The Logan/Thomas Circle area is that “convenient to everything” part of town. It seems a new restaurant or bar is opening up in this neighborhood weekly. This renovated studio includes amenities like an in-unit washer/dryer, and a gym within the building.

What you won’t love: Looks like the kitchen is more of a micro-kitchen, or kitchenette. When you live down the street from restaurants like Le Diplomate, who needs to cook anyway?

CoHo
$1900 / 1br – 550ft2 – 1 bedroom condo for rent January 1, 2018. (Columbia heights)
What makes it great: A classic one-bedroom condo under 2,000. Hard to come by these days as shocking as that may seem. Why I chose to feature this place isn’t about the finishes or charm, it comes down to convenience. You’ll be renting from the owner, and some utilities are included in the monthly rent check.

Why you should pass: If you’re looking for bells and whistles of a managed building, you won’t find that here.

Office

$4950 / 3br – Spectacular 4-Level Three Bedroom Townhouse w/ Roof Deck (1024 3rd Pl. SE)
Sign me up:
Wow, what an amazing house. Exposed brick, four levels, and a roof deck? I’ll take it. Make sure you click through all of the included photos, the marble-clad masterbath is incredible.

Be weary: With a whole lot of house, expect to pay high utility bills. It looks like a family has been living in it, so if you’re moving as a “group house” the landlord might pass on your application. I’ve seen this happen before — some landlords don’t want to deal with transient tenants.

TheLouis

$1600 / 1br – 1140ft2 – Master Bedroom – 2Bed/2Bath + Den – Available Immediately (1920 14th Street NW)
What makes it great: I’m seeing  a lot of lease takeovers today, and this is one which really stands out. Located in the ever-popular Louis, I can tell you this is a steal pricewise. The Louis is one of the most “bougie” apartment buildings in D.C., but is expensive. Take advantage of this person’s sudden departure while you can.

Why you should think twice: The description isn’t clear if you get both the master bedroom and den, or just the bedroom. If you’re not keen on sharing a space with a stranger, you should pass on this one.

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$1600 / 400ft2 – Charming Kalorama/Dupont Circle Studio Available December 15th (Washington, DC)
I loved it, and you will to: As mentioned, I am moving out of my adorable studio in December. This apartment is as good as it gets. Aside from gorgeous details like wainscoting in each room and enough subway tile to compete with a Fixer Upper house, you’ll get an amazing landlord. I am helping my lovely landlady find a new tennant as she moves to NYC. To help manage intake of inquiries, please respond with details about yourself and why you’d make a good tenant.

Why it might not work: this is a studio apartment with a murphy bed – meaning you lift and lock up your bed each morning. I haven’t felt a difference between this and a standard bed, but it’s not for everyone.

Until next week,
Cara

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