Happy first Thursday of the year EBDC readers! I hope each of you enjoyed some time at home over the holidays with family and friends. For those of you who made finding a new home your 2018 resolution, here are some fantastic options:

$1550 / 497ft2 – Great Studio with 1 month free rent! Huge space with great finishes (Fitzgerald Apartments)
Why you’ll love it: A beautiful, surprisingly affordable studio option located on 16th Street near Columbia Heights. I like the sturdy look of this place — some recent refurbished apartments tend to look like they’ll fall apart.  Plus one month free rent! Who doesn’t want that after the holidays?

Why you should keep looking: this is wayyy up on 16th Street, so if you need something closer to downtown, this isn’t the best option for you.

$4800 / 4br – Beautifully restored 3 lvl twnhs w/4 bdrms + 2 dens nr Union Station (7th & I Sts NE
What makes it great: Not everyone is keen on wood trim, but I find this look gorgeous and very old-world D.C. This four bedroom house is ideal for roommates, especially if the four of you work on Capitol Hill (located right near Union Station). Now, I am not sure what the D.C. housing capacity limits are, but this house also has two dens which could be converted into two more bedrooms, making it an even more affordable.

Why I don’t love it: Two of the bathrooms are styled a little funky.


$1539 / 1br – 1000ft2 – Capitol Hill Basement One Bedroom (812 1/12 Mass. NE) 
Why I chose to feature it: This is an honest post. The apartment is a little weird, and admittedly outdated, but renting for a great price. I appreciate this lister’s honesty, and that they’ve included realistic photos. I chose to feature it because quirks add charm to a living space, and with the right furniture, I could see this place come alive.

Why you should keep looking: Have a thing against tile floors? need not apply.

$2985 / 2br – 1500ft2 – 2 bd + Den; 2 1/2 bth in this sunny, spacious Capitol Hill rowhouse! (7th and E, NE)
What makes it great: Trying to be more organized this year? This place is perfect for you: built-in shelving galore. Den’s make for great storage rooms too. The post is long, but worth a read. Apparently you’ll be renting directly from the home’s owner of fifteen years, in my experience having a positive relationship with your landlord makes all the difference.

What I don’t love:  I may be wrong, but the kitchen looks like a galley which makes for cramped coorders when cooking.

That’s it for today’s round-up. Stay warm Washington!



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