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You got to be kidding me…

1902 9th Street, NW

Neighborhood: Shaw

Original Listing Price: $749,000 (Sept. 18, 2008)

Current Listing Price: $749,000 (Sept. 18, 2008)

Up the block, you’ll find D.C.’s most vibrant gay/sports bar and the rest of U Street’s grand array of nightlife offerings. Down the street, you’ll find crew turf wars. This three-bedroom home is “nicely updated” with a gourmet kitchen, leading to a “cute” patio, according to the listing. But, if you’re paying three quarters of a million dollars, you probably don’t want to wake up to a crime scene.

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That’s more like it…

1608 4th Street, NW

Neighborhood: Shaw

Original Listing Price:$349,000 (Sept. 5, 2008)

Current Listing Price:$349,000 (Sept. 5, 2008)

So, the paint’s not all there, and the banister and doorway look like they’ve been through a few brutal storms. This three-bedroom row house is a few blocks from the Shaw-Howard University metro, and the agent remarks hint at pricing flexibility “Bring all offers, subject to 3rd party approval.”