606 14th St, NE was a 2 bedroom, 1 bath rowhouse in Capitol Hill within walking distance to H St. Corridor. Listed for 349K, this is an excellent condo alternative. Although it's narrow, it's 1096 square feet, has hardwood floors, a fireplace and off street parking. The taxes are $3160 a year. It went under contract in 10 days and sold for $348,000 with a $9,000 seller subsidy. Somebody got a good deal!
1713 Harvard St, NW is a 3 bedrooms, 2 bath town house located near the zoo for 619K. Designed by modern architect Joseph Abel, it has an open floor plan, a lovely patio with a hot tub (!), and two car parking. It's 1248 sf and the taxes are $4298 per year. It was reduced to $599,000 and went under contract after 44 days. It's still under contract in the MLS although it says the closing date is 6/30/11. Maybe there's been problems with the loan or there were tenants. Those are the two most common problems when the closing date gets delayed.