This post is a bit old...but Anacostia has been pretty hot the last year. Prices are up, and there has been flipping activity in that area.
Hey Brian, any luck in Anacostia? I'm a first-time investor in the DC area, and I'm still figuring out what neighborhood I want to get started in.
Hi Louis, life threw me a curveball and I have since moved to Baltimore, where I am focusing my efforts. I still keep tabs in the DC area, but have not bought any properties there. I walked through several properties, but just couldn't pull the trigger on a property when walking around the surrounding areas. Baltimore is a similar situation, but I live and walk around it and know where the good and bad areas are. DC, not so much (I was living in Northern Virginia at the time.) I have had very positive experiences in DC and the people I have met through Bigger Pockets have given me invaluable advice. I'd be happy to share my experiences if you'd like.
@Brian C. I would be interested to hear about your investing experience in Baltimore. What areas are you active in? Any lessons learned you'd care to share?