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Old 12-19-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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Hey! This is my first post here. I'm a first-time home buyer looking to get a 2BR/1BA apartment near Center City. I'm looking to buy in an up and coming area that will give me a good ROI in some years time. I've heard the Graduate Hospital Area and Fishtown are good for this purpose. Any other suggestions?

When are you moving? August 2014
Where are you coming from? Long Island
Why are you moving? Work
Where will you be working? Bala Cynwyd
Have you been here yet? Yes, worked in Philly this past summer

Will you buy or rent? Buy

If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend?
Condo, but I am flexible. Looking to spend under 300K, but preferably around 225.

If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?

Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up? No preference

Do you have a preference of living in a NJ or PA suburb? N/A, would like to live near Center City

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Single, no kids
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public
Do you have pets? No
Do you want or need a yard? No
Are you keeping a car? Yes, but can pay for parking
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? Activity

What do you want to be closest to? I'm willing to commute up to 30 min. for work, but need to be close to basic services, nightlife, restaurants, and public transit.

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? I prefer a diverse neighborhood, with a substantial proportion of young people.

Coke or Pepsi? Coke
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I think center city itself... The outer neighborhoods are getting gentrified and renovated but the core is getting new towers.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I think center city itself... The outer neighborhoods are getting gentrified and renovated but the core is getting new towers.
New towers in Center City will have condos that go for a minimum of $500k. Most go for millions.

Condos in the $200k range, I would look at Northern Liberties, Graduate Hospital, Bella Vista, Queen Village, Fairmount, etc.
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