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10 Philly Fixer-Uppers on the Market

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If you're the type of person who wants to get their hands a little dirty instead of buying a move-in ready home, consider this your guide to fixer uppers for sale in Philly. We scoured real estate listings to find 10 of the most intriguing properties on the market, from a 3-bedroom in the River Wards that likely needs a full gut reno to a Trinity in Pennsport that can be transformed with just a few cosmetic fixes.

They're ranked in order from least to most expensive. But regardless of the state each property is in, they all have one thing in common: Plenty of potential.

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4023 Greenby Street

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Over in Mayfair, this 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath clocks in at just 980 square feet and wants just under $100K. But if you can see past the wall-to-wall carpeting and dated finishes, you might notice the potential with that large fireplace and the wet bar in the basement.
Asking price: $99,900

528 W. York Street

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This North Philly rowhome has everything going for it—except a kitchen. Most of the hard work is already complete in this spacious 4-bedroom, 1-bath home otherwise. The listing points out that the property is zoned RM1, so there's potential to turn this into multi-units.
Asking price: $108,000

1445 N. 28th Street

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Here's a stand-alone 5-bedroom, 2-bath property that up for grabs in the booming neighborhood of Brewerytown. It's already had some upgrades, including new floors on the first floor and new HVAC installed. It'd just need a bit more work done to make it a worthwhile investment.
Asking price: $139,900

1114 S. Bodine Street

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If you've ever wanted to live in a Trinity, here's one that's on the market for less than $200,000 in Pennsport, the 2015 Curbed Philly Neighborhood of the Year. The 2-bedroom, 1-bath home is admittedly cozy at 784 square feet, but it just needs a few updates here and there. And there's potential to turn the third floor into a master bedroom or sweet office. Plus: There's a deck.
Asking price: $179,000

638 N. 40th Street

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Over in Mantua this multi-unit property can be kept as is or turned into a private residence. Either way, it certainly has some charm, as well as a big bay window and deep window sills throughout. In total it's a 5-bedroom, 3-bath property with a backyard.
Asking price: $258,000.

1225 Morris Street

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It's all about location with this 4-bedroom rowhome. Located just one block from East Passyunk Avenue's restaurants and retail, this home really just needs some cosmetic upgrades, including new cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Asking price: $265,000

6491 Sherwood Road

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One peek inside proves that this Tudor in Overbrook Farms has plenty of potential. The 6-bedroom, 4-bath property has a hefty 3,360 square feet of space to play with, and incredibly good bones as a starting place. Most work will likely need to be done in the kitchen, and the living spaces will need some TLC, too.
Asking price: $325,000

4906 Cedar Avenue

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With most homes in this area now going for $500K and up, this 6-bedroom(!), 2-bath Victorian-style home is a steal. The parquet floors have potential to be refinished, and classic front porch and back patio is a plus.
Asking price: $340,000

2015 E. Susquehanna Avenue

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If the interesting tiling on the exterior intrigues, then just wait until you see the interiors. Tiles are everywhere, in every color. But with 5,660 square feet of space and seven bedrooms, there is loads of potential here. The property also comes with a separate carriage house with a second-floor loft.
Asking price: $448,000

2017-21 Addison Street

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Not too much needs to be done to this home in Rittenhouse Square—it already underwent a massive transformation when the original owner (a student of Louis Kahn) combined three Trinities into one. While there are plenty of nice details, including a see-through fireplace and reclaimed wood and brick throughout, it's really the main kitchen and the downstairs office-guest house that might need the most work.
Asking price: $599,000

4023 Greenby Street

Over in Mayfair, this 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath clocks in at just 980 square feet and wants just under $100K. But if you can see past the wall-to-wall carpeting and dated finishes, you might notice the potential with that large fireplace and the wet bar in the basement.
Asking price: $99,900

528 W. York Street

This North Philly rowhome has everything going for it—except a kitchen. Most of the hard work is already complete in this spacious 4-bedroom, 1-bath home otherwise. The listing points out that the property is zoned RM1, so there's potential to turn this into multi-units.
Asking price: $108,000

1445 N. 28th Street

Here's a stand-alone 5-bedroom, 2-bath property that up for grabs in the booming neighborhood of Brewerytown. It's already had some upgrades, including new floors on the first floor and new HVAC installed. It'd just need a bit more work done to make it a worthwhile investment.
Asking price: $139,900

1114 S. Bodine Street

If you've ever wanted to live in a Trinity, here's one that's on the market for less than $200,000 in Pennsport, the 2015 Curbed Philly Neighborhood of the Year. The 2-bedroom, 1-bath home is admittedly cozy at 784 square feet, but it just needs a few updates here and there. And there's potential to turn the third floor into a master bedroom or sweet office. Plus: There's a deck.
Asking price: $179,000

638 N. 40th Street

Over in Mantua this multi-unit property can be kept as is or turned into a private residence. Either way, it certainly has some charm, as well as a big bay window and deep window sills throughout. In total it's a 5-bedroom, 3-bath property with a backyard.
Asking price: $258,000.

1225 Morris Street

It's all about location with this 4-bedroom rowhome. Located just one block from East Passyunk Avenue's restaurants and retail, this home really just needs some cosmetic upgrades, including new cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Asking price: $265,000

6491 Sherwood Road

One peek inside proves that this Tudor in Overbrook Farms has plenty of potential. The 6-bedroom, 4-bath property has a hefty 3,360 square feet of space to play with, and incredibly good bones as a starting place. Most work will likely need to be done in the kitchen, and the living spaces will need some TLC, too.
Asking price: $325,000

4906 Cedar Avenue

With most homes in this area now going for $500K and up, this 6-bedroom(!), 2-bath Victorian-style home is a steal. The parquet floors have potential to be refinished, and classic front porch and back patio is a plus.
Asking price: $340,000

2015 E. Susquehanna Avenue

If the interesting tiling on the exterior intrigues, then just wait until you see the interiors. Tiles are everywhere, in every color. But with 5,660 square feet of space and seven bedrooms, there is loads of potential here. The property also comes with a separate carriage house with a second-floor loft.
Asking price: $448,000

2017-21 Addison Street

Not too much needs to be done to this home in Rittenhouse Square—it already underwent a massive transformation when the original owner (a student of Louis Kahn) combined three Trinities into one. While there are plenty of nice details, including a see-through fireplace and reclaimed wood and brick throughout, it's really the main kitchen and the downstairs office-guest house that might need the most work.
Asking price: $599,000