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via Kathleen Sheridan, Weichert Realtors, McCarthy Assoc-Northwest Phila

13 great starter homes for sale in Philly

Not too big, not too small, just right

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Home values in Philly are at an all-time high, while single-family housing inventory is an all-time low. That said, it’s a tough time right now for house hunters, but especially first-time buyers.

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.).

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2254 N Lambert St

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$99,900

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.

via Tracy Slowik, How Real Estate

2942 W Glenwood Ave

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$129,900

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.

via Rebecca Rynkiewicz, RE/MAX Experts

363 Daly St

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$167,000

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.

via Tony Salloum, Keller Williams Real Estate-Media

1015 W Rockland St

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$169,900

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.

via Ilya Rabovetsky, REDBLOCK Realty Inc.

2564 Collins St

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$175,000

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.

via Nicole Marcum Rife, Keller Williams Real Estate-Conshohocken

5628 Carpenter St

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$179,900

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.

via Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

1424 S 27th St

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$185,999

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.

via Tyler Williams, RE/MAX Valor

322 Carson St

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$189,000

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.

via Antonio Atacan, Keller Williams Realty Center City

226 E Cliveden St

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$189,900

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.

via Kathleen Sheridan, Weichert Realtors, McCarthy Assoc-Northwest Phila

4317 Disston St

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$189,900

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.

via Frank DeFazio, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

2322 Greenwich St

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$199,900

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.

via Trevor Deeter, Keller Williams Real Estate - Newtown

1207 Foulkrod St

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$199,999

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.

via Ryan Gehris, USRealty.com LLP

616 Solly Ave

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$200,000

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.

via Carol Young, Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell

2254 N Lambert St

via Tracy Slowik, How Real Estate

$99,900

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.

via Tracy Slowik, How Real Estate

2942 W Glenwood Ave

via Rebecca Rynkiewicz, RE/MAX Experts

$129,900

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.

via Rebecca Rynkiewicz, RE/MAX Experts

363 Daly St

via Tony Salloum, Keller Williams Real Estate-Media

$167,000

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.

via Tony Salloum, Keller Williams Real Estate-Media

1015 W Rockland St

via Ilya Rabovetsky, REDBLOCK Realty Inc.

$169,900

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.

via Ilya Rabovetsky, REDBLOCK Realty Inc.

2564 Collins St

via Nicole Marcum Rife, Keller Williams Real Estate-Conshohocken

$175,000

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.

via Nicole Marcum Rife, Keller Williams Real Estate-Conshohocken

5628 Carpenter St

via Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

$179,900

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.

via Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

1424 S 27th St

via Tyler Williams, RE/MAX Valor

$185,999

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.

via Tyler Williams, RE/MAX Valor

322 Carson St

via Antonio Atacan, Keller Williams Realty Center City

$189,000

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.

via Antonio Atacan, Keller Williams Realty Center City

226 E Cliveden St

via Kathleen Sheridan, Weichert Realtors, McCarthy Assoc-Northwest Phila

$189,900

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.

via Kathleen Sheridan, Weichert Realtors, McCarthy Assoc-Northwest Phila

4317 Disston St

via Frank DeFazio, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

$189,900

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.

via Frank DeFazio, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

2322 Greenwich St

via Trevor Deeter, Keller Williams Real Estate - Newtown

$199,900

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.

via Trevor Deeter, Keller Williams Real Estate - Newtown

1207 Foulkrod St

via Ryan Gehris, USRealty.com LLP

$199,999

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.

via Ryan Gehris, USRealty.com LLP

616 Solly Ave

via Carol Young, Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell

$200,000

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.

via Carol Young, Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell