We are 24 year old Professionals looking to move into the city for the first time. Really looking for

Asked by Mike Mccarry, Media, PA Sun May 18, 2008

something in the 120-165K range, with a good chance of appreciation. Any advice...we like fishtown, but as DELCO kids need a big of guidance

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Carmel Archd…, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Mon Jul 5, 2010
Hey Mike
My husband and I are agents at Coldwell Banker Preferred in Old City and live in Fishtown. This area is a good bet for appreciation for so many reasons...there are tons of new businesses and restaurants, galleries and shops that have opened up in Fishtown recently, it is close to the major highways and public transportation is easy, sales have spiked here within the last few years, but the best news is that prices have not skyrocketed. You can definitely find a home in Fishtown within your range. (It may be a little closer to top, unless you are willing to do some work).

If you are of the investor mentality for the long-term, the house you buy in Fishtown may also be a good rental when you decide to move.

Contact me for listings in Fishtown, I have some great ones.

Carmel Archdekin
Coldwell Banker Preferred
223-225 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Web Reference:  http://www.liveinphilly.net
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George Slawt…, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Tue May 20, 2008
The are some good areas in the northeast section of Philadelphia also. You should interview some realtors, and find someone you feel comfortable with assisting you. You can call me at 215-676-0863 if you'd like to find out more about how I can serve you. In that price range, certain areas of Philly will be hit and miss. I've been in northeast Philly for 43 years, I can certainly inform you of what areas are better than others. Make sure you inquire about first time buyer benefits with the realtor you choose to assist you. I can refer you to several lenders who offer first time buyer programs. I hope this helps you. Thank you and God bless.
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Edmund Choi, Agent, Paoli, PA
Mon May 19, 2008
I'd look in South Philadelphia. Good values with good possibility for appreciation, depending on neighborhood and extensible holding period.
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Fred Glick, Agent, Mountain View, CA
Mon May 19, 2008
I am not sure Port Richmond or Fishtown will move up that much. They are too far removed from Downtown. I would sugget a few other areas depending on your needs for parking, transportation, space issues, etc. If you would like, I can talk with you and figure out a great space for you! Call me at 215-852-4469 or email me fred@fredglick.com
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raemaeg, , Doylestown, PA
Mon May 19, 2008
Some additional areas in the city that are holding and growing in value are the Art Museum Area and Brewerytown. What other sort of guidance would you be seeking? I would be interested to assist you in your search, but I would need a better idea of your specifications for a home. If you need anything further don't hesitate to contact me.

Raegan Guelich
Prudential Fox & Roach
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Jeremy S. Hi…, , Cherry Hill, NJ
Mon May 19, 2008
Hello Mike,
You can search all of Philadelphia homes for sale at http://www.YourPhillyHomeSearch.com What you need is a Buyer's consultation. That is when we sit down and discuss your housing needs, how we will assist you and the available inventory. Feel free to call anytime 1-888-818-0957
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Stacey & Big…, Agent, Feasterville, PA
Sun May 18, 2008
You could try Port Richmond too. I don't know what type of guidance you are seeking, but I would be happy to help you isolate and identify the qualities you are looking for in a home and neighborhood. Call me at 267-228-3950. Joe
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