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Old 09-28-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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It is one of the best area to live near Philly?


Plan to invest a house there. Starting to hunt for a bargain.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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It is one of the best area to live near Philly?


Plan to invest a house there. Starting to hunt for a bargain.
The Main Line - which is the "train line" you're referring to (formally: SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line; this, the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Main Line across Pennsylvania, is the railroad successor to historic "Main Line of Public Works," the railroad/canal/inclined plane system the state built to help goods from the port of Philadelphia reach the interior of the country) - is considered the ne plus ultra of Philadelphia suburbs.

Contrary to common belief, it is possible to find moderately-priced and lower-priced homes in parts of the Main Line, in particular the southern parts of Ardmore and Bryn Mawr. But they're still far outnumbered by the pricier ones. What's your definition of "a bargain"?
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:18 AM
 
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Plan to invest a house there. Starting to hunt for a bargain.

Good luck.


You're talking about one of the most expensive and desirable areas in all of the Philly burbs. As MarketStEl put it, you may be able to find houses that are sub-$400k, but they will be small, old, in poor locations, in need of repair, or all of the above. I don't think you'll find many 'bargains', unless you have the ability to rehab properties cheaply, and even then, you'll be competing with other flippers.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:55 AM
 
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Looking at some old houses and multi family.. Under 500K.



maybe some fixer upper.



How is the rent for 1 or 2 bedroom? $2000?




Maybe wait to buy during winter.
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:29 PM
 
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You will not find multi family for 500k. You will find a smaller twin in one of the boroughs. (Narberth, Ardmore and Bryn Mawr).
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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You will not find multi family for 500k. You will find a smaller twin in one of the boroughs. (Narberth, Ardmore and Bryn Mawr).
Only one of those three is a borough: Narberth...

...which is surrounded by Lower Merion Township, in which most of Ardmore and Bryn Mawr lie. However, the less expensive parts of both lie partly in Montgomery County and partly in Delaware County (Haverford Township in the case of Ardmore, part Haverford, part Radnor in Bryn Mawr's case).
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:44 PM
 
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Mod cut. Single listings are not allowed per Tos

Many for sale. Some under $350k


No wonder people move from nj /ny to PA.



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You will not find multi family for 500k. You will find a smaller twin in one of the boroughs. (Narberth, Ardmore and Bryn Mawr).

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