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Price Pick of the Week
4116 4th St. NW
Listed sale price: $390,000
Previous sale price (1994): $15 (estate transaction)
Square footage: 2,507
Always dreamed of owning a “fixer-upper” to lovingly remold into your ideal home? Buy this three-bedroom Petworth bungalow and you’ll have enough fixer-upping to keep that dream alive for years. Inside, a sagging sun porch, dated kitchen, leaky bath fixture, and hastily mended hole in the living room’s parquet floor will compete for your immediate attention. The exterior offers plenty of room for improvement, as well: In addition to the house’s loose and dirty cement shingles, a decaying utility shed and rusty chain-link fence adorn the spacious back yard’s “variety of greenery.” Never mind the as-is clause the sellers insist on; if you act now, they might throw in the classic Rush ’N Attack arcade game sitting in the basement. But not the washer and dryer; they’re keeping those. Preliminary 2005 taxable assessment: $243,170.