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Old 03-12-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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You want this... 2bd/2ba condo in old city.

3 North Columbus Boulevard #TD442, Philadelphia PA - Trulia

Especially if you are willing to get a condo with 2 bedrooms 250k can get you in at least the outskirts of all the best areas. Otherwise it's a ton of trade off's depending what you want from the area...

If you are willing to buy a owner occupied only coop then you can go right into rittenhouse square -
1919 Chestnut Street #1007, Philadelphia PA - Trulia
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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that one at penns landing is uber nice. Like it.. The second one is a pig sty and tiny. Horrible. BUT on the second one. click street view and see what happens lol
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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If you are willing to buy a owner occupied only coop then you can go right into rittenhouse square -
1919 Chestnut Street #1007, Philadelphia PA - Trulia
Wow. You'd think people would clean their houses -- or put the dishes in the dishwasher at the very least! -- before the realtor/photographer comes around.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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250k would get you an older condo unit downtown probably. Maybe not in the best building, but you'd be in Center City.

As far as a house goes, 250k should get you a little row in a bunch of good neighborhoods. Not swanky areas or anything, but good solid middle/working class neighborhoods. I think if you're willing to put in some time and effort fixing and updating you could make that go a long way towards upping the value of the property too.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,MD Orlando,Fl
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Default Foxchase

Probably a small condo 1bed/1 bathroom in Center city not in the best building

More twins and rows in other areas in city of philadelphia under 250k some might be in great areas other in no so great areas

Few singles under 250k in good neighborhoods i would check the northeast philadelphia areas like fox chase and rhawnhurst,torresdale,somerton for single homes under 250K

I know for a fact foxchase has some singles but those homes leave the market quickly.

In hot Fox Chase, the problem is not enough supply
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Rocky's home in South Philadelphia
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Rocky's home in South Philadelphia
yo Adrian!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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that one at penns landing is uber nice. Like it.. The second one is a pig sty and tiny. Horrible. BUT on the second one. click street view and see what happens lol
I know 1919 chestnut very well and it is a beautiful luxury building with every amenity imaginable. That 2 bedroom apartment is about 1400 sq ft, hardly tiny. Just because it has a pig living there doesn't matter since the unit is delivered empty. (I think street view is a resturant in the same block)
On another note, I was tempted by somthing I saw on househunters to check out east Cherry Hill 08034 and I couldn't believe some of the gorgeous properties being offered below 250K. Great schools, convenient to CC by car or public transit, great shopping, maybe not as charming as Abington with out the hills but still nice enough with a good reputation.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I know 1919 chestnut very well and it is a beautiful luxury building with every amenity imaginable. That 2 bedroom apartment is about 1400 sq ft, hardly tiny. Just because it has a pig living there doesn't matter since the unit is delivered empty. (I think street view is a resturant in the same block)
On another note, I was tempted by somthing I saw on househunters to check out east Cherry Hill 08034 and I couldn't believe some of the gorgeous properties being offered below 250K. Great schools, convenient to CC by car or public transit, great shopping, maybe not as charming as Abington with out the hills but still nice enough with a good reputation.
Compared to Abington, Cherry Hill is missing a lot more than just hills, but it's definitely a convenient, good-value family-oriented suburb.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I know 1919 chestnut very well and it is a beautiful luxury building with every amenity imaginable. That 2 bedroom apartment is about 1400 sq ft, hardly tiny. Just because it has a pig living there doesn't matter since the unit is delivered empty. (I think street view is a resturant in the same block)
On another note, I was tempted by somthing I saw on househunters to check out east Cherry Hill 08034 and I couldn't believe some of the gorgeous properties being offered below 250K. Great schools, convenient to CC by car or public transit, great shopping, maybe not as charming as Abington with out the hills but still nice enough with a good reputation.
Yep the place is not that small but its jammed up with crap making it look smaller then it is. And about homes in South Jersey. The prices in Nj has always been lower then pa, but now even lower.. Like I have said already you can buy a heck of a home in SJ now for well under $250k.. even $200k.. Look at THESE one for $155k! Thats Philly row home price
http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...4_M52418-69485

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...4_M57758-90441
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