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A new feature looking at home prices for similar houses in the same area…

You got to be kidding me…

744 Morton Street, NW

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights/Park View

Original Listing Price: $550,000 (April 12, 2008)

Current Listing Price: $550,000

Perhaps you’ve always wanted a white picket fence, but couldn’t bear the thought of leaving the city. This narrow three-bedroom also appears to come with its own Christmas tree in the front yard. Yes, quirky nostalgia abounds here. Unfortunately, there are few other exciting features: the agent remarks boasts of ceramic tiles twice, along with a “big patio” and “six panel doors” as prime reasons to check out this place.

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That’s more like it…

3331 11th Street NW

Neighborhood: Columbia Heights

Original Listing Price: $449,000 (Feb. 25, 2008)

Current Listing Price: $399,000

This three bedroom rowhouse may not be Columbia Heights’ most charming and grand Victorian property. But, move into this rapidly gentrifying block—-RedRocks Firebrick Pizzeria is practically next door, the Wonderland Ballroom is down the block, and a new gastropub is slated to open nearby soon—- and you’ll feel like a privileged urbanite in no time!