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D, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, MO

How do you buy a house for $1 in Philadelphia?

Asked by D, Philadelphia, MO Tue Feb 10, 2009

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Hi D,

No such thing in Philadelphia anymore. That was happening many years ago with abandoned properties back before John Street began his NTI program.

All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 8, 2012
how can I buy a home and im on ssd
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 1, 2014
Hi There,
The $1 houses are for Government agencies, Firefighters, Teachers and Nonprofit organization. Its not for regular home buyers... For more information go to HUDhomestores.com
Best of luck to you!!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
how can i get started with buying the home
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 13, 2014
how is the homes a dollar??how much do we really have to pay
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 13, 2014
Fantasy Island.

You weren't actually being serious were you?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
Back in the day you use to be able to buy a house for a dollar from the city,if you was low income and the property was abandon.They use give grant s so you can fix it up but you had to be working as well . Don't be like that.
Flag Sat Jan 24, 2015
where can i go to buy gift property or abadoned
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
where do i start, i want to buy a dollar house and fix it up and live in it with me and my 2 childern
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 15, 2013
keeping the neighborhood safe, clean and drug free. give back to the neighborhood by sharing food programs, leadership skills and talent on job hiring through volunteering. making a difference in the youts in the area just by demonstrating being an adult with intrests in thier future.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 8, 2013
Is there any homes that the city of Philadelphia are giving away as a fixer uper?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 2, 2013
that was a program the city had many years ago... it was a way to bring the city up and value of areas up. it is no longer offered
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2012
Not a fact as in knowing for sure, but someone had stated to me that their friend had purchased a home through an auction, and the most her friend paid was $1,000.00.

Now, take into consideration the property was in bad shape, and there was much renovation to be done.

I would think that you have to deal with a lawyer or license and inspections in regards to any legal issues pertaining to the property, and the way you would like to build on this lot in regards to being commercial or personal property. I would beleive that L&I has legal authority over these topics.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 1, 2012
If I buy a lot in Philly in the milddle of the block and want to build a house on it do I have to put a garage on the 1st floor for a car ????
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2012
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 8, 2012
Can I really invest buying real estate property using other people money? With an LLC.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 26, 2012
Can I buy a house in Philadelphia Pa. fpr one $1.00.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 26, 2012
thats usually for family transfers, you can try to obtain a property through the redevelopment authority but you have to locate a property owned by the city of philadelphia or redevelopment authority...goodluck
Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012
You don't, but.............since this question was asked back in Feb '09, perhaps the same house might now cost only 75 cents
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 4, 2010
how do i get a house .......for 5-8 hundred dollars
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 4, 2010
craigslist or hotpads.com
Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012
There are also sometimes dollar properties offered to non-profit organizations, and some special organizations or quasi government entities. They are not available to individuals. You used to be able to see them on the HUD sites, but I have not looked any up for several years.

At any rate, the dollar house for individuals is a myth as far as I am aware.

Eileen's Green Team
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 10, 2009
I jsut ran across a home, during a search in the MLS, which actually was for $1. Here's the rub. You don't get to have the lot it's sitting on. You have to move the home, which can be a very daunting task.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 10, 2009
Hello D?

It's called a dollar deed, in most cases you can exchange property to another family member, or a buyout from a divore etc........

Ther are also other dollar deed conditions available too. So....... feel free to call me confidentially for additional information.

Respectfully John Curci http://www.HomeCatch.com
Web Reference: http://www.HomeCatch.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 10, 2009
Raffle, Is someone doing one of those raffles, although those tickets were $50
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