But we're here to help: This map features 13 homes for sale right now listed in order of least to most expensive. They aren't too flashy or expensive, feature up to two bedrooms, and are pretty much move-in ready. In other words: They’re just right. Better yet, they’re all priced at or below the average price of Philly’s single-family homes, which is $198,000 (The median price of Philly homes is $158,000.).Read More
13 great starter homes for sale in Philly
Not too big, not too small, just right
1. 2254 N Lambert St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
This handsome red brick rowhome in Strawberry Mansion neighborhood just underwent a major remodel from top to bottom. Today, it features a new kitchen (sans dishwasher) and roof, three bedrooms, and one bathroom.
2. 2942 W Glenwood Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Right in Brewerytown a few block away from East Fairmount Park is this three-bedroom, one-bath home for sale. Beyond the yellow facade are hardwood floors, a recently renovated kitchen, and a backyard that with a little bit of work could make for a relaxing and shady hangout.
3. 363 Daly St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
In South Philly’s Wharton neighborhood you’ll find this brick home that, as the listing description puts it, “offers you all basic house needs for a great value.” The three-bedroom, one-bath home clocks in at 1,108 square feet, and there’s a small patio out back. Its location is also a short walk to Mifflin Square and a quick hop onto I-95.
4. 1015 W Rockland St
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Your money goes a long way in Fern Rock. This twin home totals 1,664 square feet, which comes out to $102 per square foot. Within that space are four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a fireplace, bay windows, and a front porch. Plus, the home has been recently renovated, so it’s pretty much move-in ready.
5. 2564 Collins St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Here’s a recently updated home available that puts you close to the all the action happening around Kensington and Fishtown. The two-bedroom, one-bath property is a cozy 664 square feet, but it has all the basics, including a back patio. Closet space an issue? There’s a basement with extra storage.
6. 5628 Carpenter St
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Located in West Philly not far from Baltimore Avenue is this three-bedroom, one and a half bath rowhome that was completely gutted and rehabbed within the last year. The 1,152-square-foot home has a brand new kitchen, three large bedrooms on the second level, plus a finished basement.
7. 1424 S 27th St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Here’s a three-bedroom home up for grabs in Grays Ferry, named as one of the neighborhoods to watch. Recently remodeled, the 1,070-square-foot property has new everything: A roof, hardwood floors, cabinetry, heating/cooling systems and more. There’s also a front porch and a back patio.
8. 322 Carson St
Philadelphia, PA 19128
In the hilly neighborhood of Manayunk, $189,000 buys this two-bedroom, one-bath home on the quiet side street of Carson Street. The small kitchen prevents too many chefs from squeezing into the kitchen, but everyone else can hang out on the back patio when you need the place to yourself.
9. 226 E Cliveden St
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Here’s a stand-alone charmer for sale in East Mt. Airy. Clocking in a 1,188 square feet, the two-bedroom, one-bath home has a lot of character, not to mention a front and back porch and a fireplace. Built-ins and hardwood floors are throughout and there’s a long shared driveway on the side of the house.
10. 4317 Disston St
Philadelphia, PA 19135
In Tacony, $189K buys this 1,440-square-foot twin with front and back yards. The 1970s charmer has been recently updated, but it has a lot of original character, too, from the hardwood floors with inlays to the staircase. Got a car? The property includes a two-car garage.
11. 2322 Greenwich St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
In Point Breeze, where homes are selling lot hot cakes and prices are on the rise, you can still nab a three-bedroom home for less than $200,000. Along with two full bathrooms, the 1,400-square-foot home has an updated kitchen with new appliances and a lovely little back patio.
12. 1207 Foulkrod St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
This home in the North Philly neighborhood of Northwood comes with five bedrooms and one a half baths. (Hey, some first-time buyers are in it for the long haul.) The property also has a wrap-around porch, a brick, built-in barbecue, and a driveway.
13. 616 Solly Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Up in Fox Chase is this recently renovated twin home that has three bedrooms and one and a half baths. Always wanted a yard? This 919-square-foot home has one for you, and a really big one at that. The home is also within walking distance of the SEPTA regional rail line, making for an easy commute to and from Center City.