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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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1. 4023 Greenby Street

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4023 Greeby St
Philadelphia, PA 19135

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

2. 528 W. York Street

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528 W York St
Philadelphia, PA 19133

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

3. 1445 N. 28th Street

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1445 N 28th St
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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

4. 1114 S. Bodine Street

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1114 S Bodine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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

5. 638 N. 40th Street

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638 N 40th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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.

6. 1225 Morris Street

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1225 Morris St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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

7. 6491 Sherwood Road

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6491 Sherwood Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19151

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

8. 4906 Cedar Avenue

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4906 Cedar Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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

9. 2015 E. Susquehanna Avenue

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2015 E Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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

10. 2017-21 Addison Street

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2017 Addison St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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

1. 4023 Greenby Street

4023 Greeby St, Philadelphia, PA 19135

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

4023 Greeby St
Philadelphia, PA 19135

2. 528 W. York Street

528 W York St, Philadelphia, PA 19133

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

528 W York St
Philadelphia, PA 19133

3. 1445 N. 28th Street

1445 N 28th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

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

1445 N 28th St
Philadelphia, PA 19121

4. 1114 S. Bodine Street

1114 S Bodine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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

1114 S Bodine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

5. 638 N. 40th Street

638 N 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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.

638 N 40th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

6. 1225 Morris Street

1225 Morris St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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

1225 Morris St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

7. 6491 Sherwood Road

6491 Sherwood Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19151

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

6491 Sherwood Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19151

8. 4906 Cedar Avenue

4906 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

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

4906 Cedar Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

9. 2015 E. Susquehanna Avenue

2015 E Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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

2015 E Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

10. 2017-21 Addison Street

2017 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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

2017 Addison St
Philadelphia, PA 19146