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This Weekend: 2BR Starter Homes in Greater Center City

The weekend open house slog is nigh, and we're here to help, as always. Have a listing we should know about? Hustle!


Location: 2125 Clymer Street Size: 2 beds, 1 bath, 864 square feet

Price: $308,900

The Pitch: "This is an adorable, beautifully renovated home on one of the best blocks in the Graduate Hospital area! This wonderful home features hardwood floors, recessed lighting, spacious bedrooms, great ceiling height, central air and a beautiful brick facade! Gorgeous kitchen with custom cabinets, lots of counters and stainless steel appliances. Living room with charming gas fireplace and rear yard with lovely slate paving complete this perfect home! Located on a quiet, no traffic street this home is convenient to Rittenhouse & Fitler Squares, universities, transportation, shopping and so much more! Do not miss this amazing opportunity to own? the perfect home in the perfect location! BUYER BROKERS WELCOME!"

Open House: Sunday, Dec. 2, 12 pm

Our Take: We love it! The bars on the windows aren't especially reassuring, but Graduate Hospital is one of the neighborhoods where housing sales really soared this year. We expect that to continue.


Location: 2410 Carpenter Street Size: 2 beds, 2.5 baths,

Price: $324,900

The Pitch: "Beautiful Townhouse in Graduate Hospital features 2 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths with over 1500 Sq. Ft of living space to enjoy. ENCLOSED, PRIVATE REAR YARD! Spacious Living Room, Formal Dining Room is the perfect atmosphere for entertaining family and friends. Large kitchen with plenty of storage and counter space provides access to rear yard. Living Room features bay window for optimal sunlight exposure plus Hardwood Floors and high ceilings throughout home. Enclosed foyer for greeting guests. Extra spacious Master Bedroom includes large closet and comfortable seating area great for relaxing. Added convenience of first floor powder room. Very convenient to all that city living has to offer, including new park, restaurants and just moments to Center City. 13 Month Home Warranty being offered."

Open House: Saturday, Dec. 1, 1pm-3pm

Our Take:Think of the Halloween/Christmas/Eagles displays you could create in that window!


Location: 114 Carpenter Street, between Front and Second, and Washington and Christian Size: 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,100 sqft

Price: $369,900

The Pitch: "A BEAUTIFUL REHAB! Everything New - DESIGNER KITCHEN with Every Bell & Whistle - A Full Floor Master Suite with En Suite Spa Bath with Double Vanity & Separate Shower - 2 Lovely Bedrooms + 2 Full Baths - Hardwood Floors Throughout - Fireplace in the Living Room - Full Finished Basement with Laundry, Mechanicals & Lots of Storage - A Pretty Garden - A Great Block in the Cradle of History - Shot Tower -Gloria Dei Old Swedes Church - Great View of Society Hill Towers from 3rd Floor Windows - Monthly Parking Less Than 1/4 of a Block Away $90 a Month."

Open House: Sunday, Dec. 2, 12pm

Our Take: It's a cute house on a nice street that got a price chop of $15,000 in mid-November, four months after it went on the market. Is another chop in the future?