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Home Buying in Northern Liberties/ Fishtown : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
I don't think you mean an inspector you need to work with a Real Estate Consultant who also is a Broker that can work with you and your team. doing a building from the ground up is more involved then just buying a parcel of land many things must be done depending on the type of building you want to build one of which should be a feasibility study. Please call me if you wish to discuss this in depth

Philip J. Cunningham Sr.
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152
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Sun Aug 28, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
in a arms length transaction, you may be able to negotiate the chaanges you need to be able to qualify. sometimes in foreclosures, you might need to be willing to pay those changes yourself prior to closing....if the deal is good enough and you have discussed the implications with an atty, you may consider it ... more
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Sat Jun 18, 2011
Bruce Lang answered:
sales are continuing and the old inventory in building one and two is almost cleared should take a look.

bruce lang
coldwell banker pref
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Fri Jul 16, 2010
Joe White answered:
Wikipedia reports "In recent years Fishtown has experienced moderate gentrification characterized by significant rises in housing prices and the opening of upscale art, entertainment, and dining establishments."

Values have been consistent. The average Philadelphia $350,000 house purchased in 2008 has declined in vale BUT not in Fishtown. (courtesy zillow)
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Mon Jul 5, 2010
Carmel Archdekin answered:
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
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Gita Bantwal answered:
Agents sell homes every where and their job is to market the home . You may like a neighborhood and someone else may not like it. It depends on the price range and amenities you are looking for. It will also depend on how close to the bridge you want to be.
The Somers have written many great posts about Philadelphia and all that it has to offer.You can drive by the areas of interest to you.
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Sun Apr 27, 2008
Chris & Stephanie Somers answered:
I help a lot of buyers and sellers in Fishtown. It is a great area. To answer you question, would need to know the block. Prices in Fishtown range dramatically, from "the heart of fishtown", "riverside fishtown", "fringes of fishtown", etc... Also, the property values will change dramatically north of York St and West of Frankford ave even though the zip code is still 19125.

Feel free to contact us for more info.

Also, visit our website at and visit our fishtown section.

Good luck !

Chris Somers
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Fri Dec 21, 2007
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Evan,

The link below shows homes sold in this area within the last 9 months. I've sorted the list by price (low to high) but don't see any homes under 30K.

Happy Holidays!

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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